Lost Splendor

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

Whip Wielding, Cigarette Cards c. 1920s via The New York Public Library

(Source: digitalgallery.nypl.org)

Riding Habits, c. 1871 via NYPL
Riding Coat, c. 1760.  Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse in her stylish riding gear

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse in her stylish riding gear

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse in her riding-garb.
What a wonderful hat.

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse in her riding-garb.

What a wonderful hat.