Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

Showgirl: Las Vegas, c. 1952 via Reddit
"Pupils of Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Faith school at Rosbercon, New Ross, Co." c. 1930 via National Library of Ireland on Flickr Commons
Gloria Swanson, ca. 1920s via mattsko.wordpress.com
Lace Parasol, Europe c. 1865 via Wikimedia Commons and Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Twenties in Technicolor: Beaded Silk Dress, France c. 1925 (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Historical Evolution of Style: Japan, Illustrations c.1868-1908 via The New York Public Library

The Very Model of a Modern Major General: French Picture Postcards titled “Women of the Future” c. Early 1900s (via Séries de 20 cartes)

Ida Bell, date unknown via The New York Public Library
Dapper Gentlemen Reading: Basil Rathbone, 1931 via The New York Public Library

Show Business: Costumes of Late 19th Century Theater via The New York Public Library

(Source: digitalgallery.nypl.org)

Ensembles of the Winter Palace Costume Ball, St. Petersburg c. 1903

"The Author in Fancy Dress as a Side of Bacon, designed by himself, which took the First Prize of Forty Guineas at the Covent Garden Fancy Dress Ball, April 1894."
(via Flavorwire)

Costumed Cigarette Card Dames, c. 1880s via The New York Public Library

Six Outfits, 1883 via The New York Public Library

At Her Command, c. 1890s via the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library