Delmonico’s restaurant is considered one of the first restaurants in the United States.
The Order of the Garter is the most exclusive British order and one of the most prestigious in Europe.
The customs of peoples. A chief from the Roro tribe, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia.
A history of mourning by Richard Davey. The Funeral of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart.
The history of monasticism reveals the fact that In every field of thought and activity this institution wrought good and evil.
Mughal gardens in Srinagar, Kashmir. Gardens of the Great Mughals by Constance Mary Villiers Stuart. Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh.
A shop and street in Chinatown from a portfolio of photographs by John L. Stoddard and Old Chinatown by Arnold Genthe.
The empire of the Incas. Sumptuous Garment of a Mummy. From: The Necropolis of Ancon Vol. 2. Date: 1880
Summer Gardens of Kashmir. Mughal garden of Dara Shikoh at Bijbihara. Dara Shukoh’s Album. Verinag Bagh of Anantnag. Amarnath pilgrims. Achibal Bagh.
The great love of the Saxons for display in dress and ornament led to a very, remarkable development of artistic skill in fashioning and decorating articles of jewelry, which were worn by men in greater profusion than by women.
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