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.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Marie Menessier-Nodier. Femme de lettres. Dame Espagnole en costume de Maja.
Ethel Barrymore of Henry Irving’s Company 1898. Ethel Barrymore (actually: Ethel Blyth. 1879 -1959) was an American actress. She was honored for her performance in None But the Lonely… Read More
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
American stage actress Maude Adams as Peter Pan 1905. Maude Adams, actually Maude Ewing Kiskadden Adams (1872-1953) was an American stage actress in the early 20th century. Her starring role… Read More
Kawakami Sadayakko was born Sada Koyama (小山 贞) and trained as a geisha.
Under the stage name Sada Yacco she worked at Kawakami-theater and was one of the first actresses to a Japanese theater.
Blanche Sweet. American Actress. Silent movie star. Blanche Sweet 1896-1986 was an American film actress whose career in the early days of silent films had already peaked. 1909 began her film… Read More
The now forgotten star of Czech silent film Bronislava Livia was born Bronislava Mauerová (or Maurerová) on 18 November 1901 in Nagasaki, Japan.
Mary Conrad was a Hungarian silent film star in Austria and Germany.
Erna Morena 1885-1962 was a German film actress, film producer and screenwriter of the silent film period.
Marie Taglioni was the first star of the romantic ballet. It is considered the first master of the tip dance.