In the days of the Capetian Kings. Odette de Champdivers called La Petite Reine, was mistress of the mad French king Charles VI.
France. Peasant woman costume from the surroundings of Neuwiller-lès-Saverne (Département Bas-Rhin), 1801.
LA COMTESSE DE PROVENCE. Robe de Cour, Moyen Panier 1778. Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français Dessinés d’Apres Nature 1778-1787.
A Lady and a Gallant. France 1795.
Merveilleuse and Incroyable. French fashion of the Directoire.
Residents of the village Gutach in the Black Forest, Wolfach office around 1900.
Dutch costume. Girl of Marken, Holland, 1910. The people of Holland by Nico Jungman.
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”).
Historic tragedies have their lessons of instruction to after-generations; they tell their sad tales of sorrow and anguish, which make ears tingle and hearts weep in sympathy. They form graphic… Read More
German baroque fashion in 1644th. Matron, maid, citizen. The history of costumes. Hundredth sheet. 17th century. By G. Häberlin. Germany. Munich picture sheet no. 1161. Source: Munich picture sheet 1848 to… Read More
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.