Lost Splendor

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

Snake Skeleton by John William Orr, c. 1856 via Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection, New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Black Cat, ca. 1920s via Reddit
The Middle School Dance, ca. 1950s via Reddit
London Punks, ca. 1980s via Reddit
Chief Petty Officer, U.S Navy ca. WWII via Reddit
Nouveau Silver Brooch by chloesvintagejewelry on Etsy
Showgirl: Las Vegas, c. 1952 via Reddit
Studio 54, New York City c. 1970 via Reddit
Map of Sydney, Australia c. 1927 via State Records NSW on Flickr Commons
Miss American Vampire: Palisades Park, New Jersey ca. 1970s via Imgur
Philadelphia, 1947 via Imgur
Rest in Peace, Lauren. Lauren Bacall via Wikimedia Commons

Rest in Peace, Lauren.
Lauren Bacall via Wikimedia Commons

Rest in Peace, Lauren Bacall - you gifted, influential, stunning starlet that made me proud wear an L before my name.
Illustration via “The Woman with the Yellow Hair: a romance of good and bad society”, Published in London c. 1860 via the British Library on Flickr Commons
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Be Steady: "Armorial families : a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour", Published c. 1905 via Internet Archive Book Images