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queen-wienerlooks asked: I remember reading in high school that right around the time that the exploration and colonization of Africa went into full swing (around the late 1800s), European fashion got a little bit odd. Specifically, I remember hearing that women's hats and jewelry often had rare and colorful beetles (often live) attached to them. Do you have any examples of this?

omgthatdress:

Actually, the use of Jewel Beetle shells came from India, where they had long been used as fabric decoration.  Victorians had a real love for natural things, and they often used things like taxidermied birds in their hats and fans and jewelry, and insects and birds and animals were popular design motifs.  Here’s some examples of things using just jewel beetle shells:

Evening Dress, 1850

Dress, 1860

Unfinished bag, early 19th century

Earrings, 1850

Textile, 19th century

More 19th century textiles

Dress, 1870

These are amazing!

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inebriatedpony:

ritasv:

Polish Lancer by Jean-Baptiste Detaille

How do you say “bitch, I’m fabulous” in Polish?

“Dziwko, jestem zajebisty” /JEEF:koh YEH:stem zah:yeh:BEE;sti/ (masculine gender) ” …zajebista” /zah:yeh:BEE:stah/ (feminine gender).

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inebriatedpony:

ritasv:

Polish Lancer by Jean-Baptiste Detaille

How do you say “bitch, I’m fabulous” in Polish?

“Dziwko, jestem zajebisty” /JEEF:koh YEH:stem zah:yeh:BEE;sti/ (masculine gender) ” …zajebista” /zah:yeh:BEE:stah/ (feminine gender).

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Go read the article associated with this 1823 print of gentlemen on rollerblades - Two Nerdy History Girls: Skating Away, c. 1760 & 1823

Go read the article associated with this 1823 print of gentlemen on rollerblades - Two Nerdy History Girls: Skating Away, c. 1760 & 1823

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

General William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891). The United State’s first “Modern” General.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

General William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891). The United State’s first “Modern” General.

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cordonnierhistorique:

1880s Worth style evening gown from silk satin, chiffon, and gold worked net.  Inspired by the celestial theme for ball at Teslacon III.  The jewelry is all star styled and the fascinator is shaped like a crescent moon.

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fripperiesandfobs:

Bodices of the Empress Eugenie

From gogmsite

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englandsdreaming:

Wives & Daughters ► Episode 2

∟ “No, I shan’t, and if I’m to kill myself as it were trying to think and behave as other people want me to I feel I might as well never have lived. And as for the happiness you speak of, well I shall never be happy again!”

I loved this miniseries, especially the naturalist geekery.

(Source: motherfuckingriverrun)

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Civil War Camp Scene with officer and family gathered in front of a tent in Hunter’s Chapel, 1861-1865, Virginia. Photographer unknown.

Civil War Camp Scene with officer and family gathered in front of a tent in Hunter’s Chapel, 1861-1865, Virginia. Photographer unknown.

leupagus:

fuckyeahraaarmitage:

“I don’t want to posses you, I wish to marry you because I love you!”

Separately, I FUCKING LOVE MARGARET. She seems like such a wallflower at first, and then she’s like NOOOO FUCK YOU when this hotass guy comes busting up trying to propose. Like, up with your shit she shall not put, Thornton, so you’d best check yourself before you wreck yourself.

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