Lost Splendor

Past and present by an aspiring archivist and new Bostonian.
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Posts tagged "vintage"

"The New Woman Barber", c. 1897 via The Library Company of Philadelphia - Flickr Commons

Cover of Joseph Gander’s “The glory of Her Sacred Majesty Queen Anne”, c. 1703.

This fine binding of red goatskin onlaid in black and gold tooled, was bound by the Geometrical Compartment Binder about 1703, probably at the request of the author as a presentation copy.” via The National Library of New Zealand on Flickr Commons

Eight Street, Philadelphia ca. 19th Century via Library Company of Philadelphia - Flickr Commons

"Students in Harvard Radcliffe Program in Business Administration lecture, 1953-1954" via Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America - Flickr Commons

Coco Chanel, c. 1929 via History in Pictures on Twitter

Coco Chanel, c. 1929 via History in Pictures on Twitter

Påskekort, Easter Card c. 1916 via The National Library of Norway on Flickr Commons

Hussar Uniform, England, 1870s. Private Collection.

As previously mentioned, an appreciation for history-things is something that runs in the family. Specifically, an appreciation for the design of historical militaria. This late nineteenth century hussar uniform is a longtime favorite fondly revisited with every return home. Favorite is a clear understatement - best described through the lens of a specific anime; if I were to bond consciousness with a garment to rise to greatness or defeat powers that be through a gratuitous transformation sequence - this would be that garment.

Spoilers; there’s also an incredible cap with a plume that couldn’t be fit in the picture. Plumes, yo.

All Steel: London Shop Window, c. 1946 via Stockholm Transport Museum

Gloria Swanson, ca. 1920s via mattsko.wordpress.com

"Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève" Paris, France c. 1924 by Eugéne Atget via Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Café, Avenue de la Grande-Armée" Paris, France c. 1924/25 by Eugéne Atget via Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mia Slavenska, undated via croatia.org

Lean In: Mia Slavenska, undated via mattsko.wordpress.com

Interwoven Socks: The Saturday Evening Post, 1921 by J.C. Leyendecker via mattsko.wordpress.com

weirdvintage:

Simmons College, an all-female institution, had a tradition of “Freshman-Junior Weddings”, in which the Freshman class president dressed as the bride, and the Junior class president dressed as the groom.  Here are other Junior classmates dressed in drag, c. 1930s (via)

Attempting to contain my overflowing grad institution pride over here. Work those monocles.