What a dandy was to the Regency, and an exquisite to the Elizabethans, a dude was to the late 19th century.
Illustrations of ancient Mexican feather head-dresses and of the mode of wearing them taken from native Manuscripts.
The princess, who gave her name as Sarah Baro Colcher, was given to Captain Dodge who brought her home to his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Dodge Conant, in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.
The engravings depicting Californian native people, taken from the Encyclopedia of Travels by Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, a five-volume work published in Paris in 1795-1796.
Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the beginning of the 19th century. Historical travelogue by Emeric Essex Vidal and Rudolph Ackermann.
Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola who became famous as a soldier, was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).
THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.
Glimpses of Gotham and city characters. Men and women who deal in fancy costumes. New York, 1881. Actresses Lizzie Kelsey, Pauline Markham, Emily Duncan, Eliza Wetherby, Fanny Louise Buckingham.
Mrs. Condé Nast wearing one of the famous Fortuny tea gowns. This one has no tunic but is finely pleated, in the Fortuny manner, and falls in long lines, closely… Read More
Chief Dakota, Mandan squaw costumes