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
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.
Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays. The Malay (Orang Melayu) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Austronesian ethnic groups and speak the Malay… Read More
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
THE VAMPIRE AND ST MICHAEL. COSSACK FAIRY TALES. ONCE upon a time in a certain village there lived two neighbors; one was rich, very rich, and the other so poor… Read More
As the botanist detects among the hills and valleys some choice and unexpected prize, so you, amid Parisian vulgarities, have encountered a rare and exquisite blossom! It is the PARISIAN LADY!-the “FEMME COMME IL FAUT.”
Antique Fabrics. Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the Lion. Fabric with elephant pattern. Fabric with cock pattern, Persia.
Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.