Category Archives: 19th Century

Glimpses of Gotham and city characters.

Pauline Markham, Samuel Anderson Mackeever, Gotham, Author, New York, costume, theater

Miss Pauline Markham.

Glimpses of Gotham and city characters.

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Men and women who deal in fancy costumes.

The business of letting out costumes—and that reminds me that the last one I tried to wear needed considerable letting out—has its peculiar seasons, just as other vocations have. We are now in the ball period of our metropolitan existence, and as the dealer in fantastic habits skips about among his tinseled stock he feels like crying, “On with the dance!” It is just at present that he makes money, or tries to, at least, passing the rest of the year as best he can, buoyed up by the same hope which animates a watering-place hotel keeper.

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FAR-A WAY-MOSES. Jewish type. Dragoman.

FAR-A WAY-MOSES, Jew, costume, Turkey, Ottoman Empire,

FAR-A WAY-MOSES

FAR-A WAY-MOSES. (Jew.)

“When Mark Twain went through Constantinople he would stop at a shop, and when he looked around for his guide he would see Moses fifty yards ahead, and, as this got to be a habit, he dubbed him Faraway Moses”

The jews are the most remarkable of all races. No other people can boast a lineage so ancient and so unbroken. The historian Freeman says: “They are very nearly, if not absolutely, a pure race in a sense in which no other race is pure.” Continue reading

THE VAMPIRE AND ST MICHAEL

NOEL, Noël Laura Nisbet, COSSACK, FAIRY TALES, painting,

THEY CAME TO THE PLACE WHERE HE HAD LEFT HER.

THE VAMPIRE AND ST MICHAEL.

COSSACK FAIRY TALES.

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A PEASANT OF UPPER AUSTRIA.

Clothing, Peasant, Austria, dress, costume, traditional

Peasant of upper Austria in traditional costume.

The usual dress of the Austrian peasants.

Austria, properly so called, independently of the duchies, counties, and bishoprics annexed to it is divided into Upper and Lower Austria by the river Ens, which falls into the Danube. Lower Austria is to the east of the Upper: Vienna is the capital of the former, and Linz of the latter.

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THE PARISIAN LADY. FEMME COMME IL FAUT. By Honoré de Balzac

La Mode, Journal, Dames, Modes, Capote, Robe, Coiffure, Romantic, fashion

La Mode 1840. Capote de Me. Seguin. Fleurs de Fauconniers, Gants Mayer, Chale de mousseline brodie. Robe de Mll. Moismont, Causeuse de Maigret, Jardienére russe expédieé par la maison de Commission Lassalle.

THE PARISIAN LADY. FEMME COMME IL FAUT.

By Honoré de Balzac, 1840.
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Rare Scottish tartans. THE LORD OF THE ISLES.

Tartan, Clan, LORD, ISLES, Scottish, Scotland

THE LORD OF THE ISLES.

THE LORD OF THE ISLES.

Rare Scottish tartans.
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CLAN CHISHOLM. The Scottish clans and their tartans.

Clan Siosal, Chisholm, Tartan, Scotland, Clans, Scottish, Highlands

Clan Siosal, or the Chisholms.

THE CLAN CHISHOLM.

Clan Pipe Music: Lament “Cum ha do dh’ Uilleam Siseal” (“Lament for William Chisholm”).
Badge: Fearna (Alder); or Raineach (Fern).
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Peasant of the canton Basel, 1822.

Costumes, Suiss, Peasant,Bale,canton Basel

Peasant of the canton Bale

PEASANT OF THE CANTON OF BASEL.
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BAKING OR BOILING APPLES at STRATFORD PLACE

Baking, Stratford Place, London, Traders, costume, 18th century

Boiling Apples at Stratford Place. The itinerant traders of London

BAKING OR BOILING APPLES. London 1804.

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Costumes of the Ottoman court. Cara Coulouktjou, Ousta, 1850.

Cara Coulouktjou, Ousta, Officier, Ottoman, Turks, Empire, Costume, Caliphate, Orient, Jean Brindesi

Cara Coulouktjou, Chasseur du 33e. Bataillon. Ousta, Officier supérieur (tenue de cérémonie). Cara Coulouktjou, Chasseur du 33e. Bataillon.

Cara Coulouktjou, Ousta, 1850.

Costumes of the Ottoman court. Plate 12.
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Bukovina. Embroidery and Carpets.

Embroidery, Carpets, design, Hungary, Charles HolmeBukovina. Embroidery and Carpets, 19th c.

from the collection of Prof. Erich Kolbenhyer.

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