Category Archives: 19th Century

Sarah Bernhardt. French actress

Sarah Bernhardt, French actress,Portrait, Théodora, Victorian fashion

Bernhardt as Théodora (1900) in the drama of the same name by Victorien Sardou

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

Sarah Bernhardt (actually Marie Henriette Rosine Bernardt) was a French actress. She is considered the most famous actress of her time and was one of the first world stars.
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Emma Eames. American opera singer.

Emma Hayden Eames, American opera singer, vocal pedagogue, victorian fashion era

Emma Eames c. 1890

Emma Hayden Eames

Emma Hayden Eames (1865 – 1952) was an American opera singer (soprano) and vocal pedagogue.

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Traditional peasant costumes of Geiltal, Austria.

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A PEASANT OF THE GEILTAL.

A PEASANT OF THE GEILTAL.

THE dress of the men of Geiltal, in former times of an extremely peculiar fashion, is even at the present day unique and original.

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Costume of women and young girls in the Canton Schwyz

Canton Schwyz, costume, dress, clothing, traditional, Switzerland

Costume of the Canton of Schwyz

A YOUNG GIRL OF THE CANTON SCHWYZ.

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Royal Sappers and Miners. Working Dress 1854.

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Royal Sappers and Miners. Working Dress 1854.

Royal Sappers and Miners. Working Dress 1854.

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Mower maid 1896. A Norwegian “Maud Müller”.

Mower maid, Maud Müller, Norway traditional costume, farm girl

A Norwegian “Maud Müller”.

A Mower maid from Norway 1896. Norwegian “Maud Müller”.

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