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Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Historical travelogue.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Historical, travelogue
Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1810s

Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the beginning of the 19th century.

Historical travelogue by Emeric Essex Vidal and Rudolph Ackermann.

NEAR the centre of the city, a little to the north of the citadel is constructed a mole of rough stone, intended for a landing-place. It is about two hundred yards long, twelve wide, and six high. Notwithstanding this projection, the river is so shoal, that boats are very seldom able to approach it, and five or six carts are constantly plying for the purpose of landing passengers.

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Odette de Champdivers called La Petite Reine and Charles VI.

Odette de Champdivers, Charles VI, medieval, woman, dress, costume, history
In the days of the Capetian Kings. Odette de Champdivers and Charles VI.

Odette de Champdivers and Charles VI.

After the painting by Albrecht de Vriendt.

Odette de Champdivers (* about 1385 in Burgundy; † 1424 in Paris), called La Petite Reine, was mistress of the French king Charles VI and previously of his brother, Louis de Valois, duc d’Orléans.

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THE story of Catalina de Erauso.

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades ("The nun lieutenant").
Catalina de Erauso (Engraved from her portrait by Pacheco, 1630.)

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola (* 1592 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; † 1650 in Cuitlaxtla, New Spain, today Mexico) was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).

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Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Women pirates, 18th century.

Anne Bonny, famous, female, pirates,

Anne Bonny (c. 1697 – c. 1782).

A BRACE OF WOMEN PIRATES. WOMEN WHO POSED AS MEN.

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.

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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.

Chapter:

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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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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