In 1920 the costume consisting of a straight, short skirt, trim box coat or sweater and blouse
Restoration (1814-1830), Romantic period (1830-1848), Second Empire (1852-1870).
Gay Nineties. Late victorian fashion of the 1890s. In about fifteen minutes one can thus reach the summit of Cheops, which is now a platform about thirty feet square.
This place was famous in the olden time as one of the favorite haunts of the great sea-serpent.
Belle Époque. Fifth Avenue looking north towards the southern entrance to Central Park by W. T. Smedley, 1899.
What a dandy was to the Regency, and an exquisite to the Elizabethans, a dude was to the late 19th century.
A lady in so called princess dress and waterfall hairstyle. The bearded gentleman is dressed in formal afternoon attire, wearing a cut-away coat, horseshoe stickpin, and boutonniere.
Belle Époque. Portrait of a Lady by Giovanni Boldini at l’Exposition universelle de Paris, 1889.
The portrait of Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau.
Madame X. or the exciting life in the Paris of the Belle Époque.
When Mme. Sarah Bernhardt first came to America, all her scenic costumes were designed by Maison de couture Félix.
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