Plantes purgatives et Emetiques (Purgative and emetic plants). Plate taken from ‘Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques’ by M.J. Dubuisson.
Published 1809 by Duprat-Duverger
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Plantes purgatives et Emetiques (Purgative and emetic plants). Plate taken from ‘Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques’ by M.J. Dubuisson.

Published 1809 by Duprat-Duverger

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Frontispiece taken from ‘Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques’ by M.J. Dubuisson.
Published 1809 by Duprat-Duverger
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Frontispiece taken from ‘Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques’ by M.J. Dubuisson.

Published 1809 by Duprat-Duverger

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Lakeside Magazine poster (1893-1924) by Louise B. Stevens.
NYPL Digital Collection.

Lakeside Magazine poster (1893-1924) by Louise B. Stevens.

NYPL Digital Collection.

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Cover of  ’The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds’ by W. Robinson.               
Published 1900 by J. Murray
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Cover of  ’The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds’ by W. Robinson.               

Published 1900 by J. Murray

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fewthistle:

Street Painter. Rue Norvins, Montmartre, Paris. 1946.
Photographer: Edward Clark

fewthistle:

Street Painter. Rue Norvins, Montmartre, Paris. 1946.

Photographer: Edward Clark

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stricklandvintagewatches:

If you love fine photography as much as we do, you must treat yourself to the documentary, “Finding Vivian Maier.” Written and directed by John Maloof, the young man who discovered her work, it is an attempt to find out about the reclusive Chicago nanny whose images are considered by many to be the finest street photography of the 20th century. Her images – all 200,000 of them – were discovered as negatives and undeveloped rolls of film at an abandoned storage locker sale. The documentary is a fine work in its own right.
 
The above undated image of a Chicago street urchin with watch, along with other examples of Ms. Maier’s art and the documentary, “Finding Vivian Maier,” can be found here:  http://www.vivianmaier.com/  http://goo.gl/tdwKlz

stricklandvintagewatches:

If you love fine photography as much as we do, you must treat yourself to the documentary, “Finding Vivian Maier.” Written and directed by John Maloof, the young man who discovered her work, it is an attempt to find out about the reclusive Chicago nanny whose images are considered by many to be the finest street photography of the 20th century. Her images – all 200,000 of them – were discovered as negatives and undeveloped rolls of film at an abandoned storage locker sale. The documentary is a fine work in its own right.

 

The above undated image of a Chicago street urchin with watch, along with other examples of Ms. Maier’s art and the documentary, “Finding Vivian Maier,” can be found here:  http://www.vivianmaier.com/  http://goo.gl/tdwKlz

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fashionrevealed:

Cotton and linen petticoat (American), 1883.
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

fashionrevealed:

Cotton and linen petticoat (American), 1883.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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thehystericalsociety:

Backyard fauna - c. 1890s - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

Backyard fauna - c. 1890s - (Via)

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nihtegale:

The four Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Strength, Justice, Temperance, c.1510

nihtegale:

The four Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Strength, Justice, Temperance, c.1510

(Source: images.bnf.fr)

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coolchicksfromhistory:

Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978) was a principal dancer with the Imperial Russian Ballet.  After the revolution, she moved to Paris and became a principal dancer with Ballet Russes.  Tamara is best known for originating the titular role in The Firebird.
In 1918, Tamara married a British diplomat and settled in England.  In England she helped to found both the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance.  Her students included Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978) was a principal dancer with the Imperial Russian Ballet.  After the revolution, she moved to Paris and became a principal dancer with Ballet Russes.  Tamara is best known for originating the titular role in The Firebird.

In 1918, Tamara married a British diplomat and settled in England.  In England she helped to found both the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance.  Her students included Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.

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