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Victorian London Maps in Remarkable Detail

Victorian London Maps in Remarkable Detail Check out the amazing maps noted over at MappingLondon: http://mappinglondon.co.uk/2013/victorian-london-in-incredible-detail/   Victorian London in Incredible Detail Here’s a real treat. The National Library of Scotland’s Map Department, supported by David Rumsey, have taken some very high-resolution scans of the Ordnance Survey 1:1056 (that’s 60 …

1920s Fashion for Your Body Type

“There are many tips women were given the 1920′s to choose the right clothing based on your figure as well as hair color, face shape, height and age.  I put all these tips in the free 1920′s Fashion or Your Body Type ebook. I just finished revising it with even more information and about 40 new pictures of 20′s …

Headless Portraits from the Victorian Era on i09

Headless Portraits from the Victorian Era on i09 http://io9.com/the-creepiest-headless-portraits-from-the-victorian-era-472678985 Vincze Miklós The Creepiest Headless Portraits from the Victorian Era We all know that people messed around with photos long before there was Photoshop. But you might not have realized how crazy the Victorians were about headless portraits. They literally lost …

Miss Sanderson and the Womanly Art of Parasol Self Defense

Miss Sanderson and the Womanly Art of Parasol Self Defense~ From Bartitsu.org: http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/03/miss-sanderson-and-the-womanly-art-of-parasol-self-defence/ Although the woman known as “Miss Sanderson” was a prominent fencer and self defence instructor in Edwardian London, regrettably little is known of her life – including her first name. At some point in the early 1900s …

Antiquated Sexual Terms~

Antiquated Sexual Terms~ from 11 Points: http://www.11points.com/Dating-Sex/11_Amazing_Antiquated_Sexual_Terms_That_Need_To_Be_Brought_Back http://www.11points.com/Dating-Sex/11_More_Amazing_Antiquated_Sexual_Terms_That_Need_To_Be_Brought_Back   including entries for: algolagnia – a sexual tendency where one derives sexual pleasure and stimulation from physical pain backgammon player – a man who has gay sex blow the grounsils – to have sex on the floor bastardly gullion – the …

Ella Harper, “The Camel Girl” b1870- d1921~

Persons of Interest: Ella Harper, “The Camel Girl” b1870- d1921~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Harper   from the Wiki: Ella Harper (born in Tennessee in 1873), known as the “Camel Girl”, was born with an orthopedic condition that caused her knees to bend backwards, called congenital genu recurvatum. This deformity is very rare. Her …

35 Untapped Fashion Trends From Forgotten Decades~

35 Untapped Fashion Trends From Forgotten Decades~ from buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/35-untapped-fashion-trends-from-forgotten-decades 1. 1920s – Egyptian Print Gloves Source: megan-swing.dreamwidth.org 2. 1917 – The Parasol Source: ornamentedbeing 3. 1910 – The Tucked-In Ribbon Source: pinterest.com 4. 1910 – Peter Pan Collar (for Guys!) Source: pinterest.com 5. 1905 – The Swimdress 6. 1901 – The Overalls Maxi …

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