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Polaire ~ c.1900

In the late century, "tightlacing" among women was in vogue. Émilie Marie Bouchaud (stage name Polaire) was famous for her tiny, corsetted waist, which was reported to have a circumference no greater than 16 inches.

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Arlette Dorgere by Reutlinger thanks to marc verat

Vintage French hand tinted photo postcard - Actress Arlette Dorgere in beautiful dress - Victorian Paper Ephemera

A Grand Old Time

The Coloured Idea Band of Sonny Clay arrives in Sydney, 1928 / Sam Hood Find more detailed information about this photograph: acms. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.

Turns out there's a science to what makes men remember you...

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Anna Held, talented and popular actress at the turn of the century, was born Helene Anna Held on March 1872 in Warsaw, Poland to Maurice and Yvonne Held. Known as the "hourglass.

What taking a bath looked like in 1908.  #vintagephotos #history

PERSONAL CARE, CHILDREN: Taking a bath. 1908 - Notice the lid on the tub. The tub has two sinks. Baby is washed in one; clothes in the other. But, baby is wearing a shirt of sorts.

Oh, my GOODNESS!  I would have had that expression on my face as well if I would have had something like that squeezing me.  Wow!

I would have had that expression on my face as well if I would have had something like that squeezing me.

Beautiful East African women in Djibouti City (1976) - Djibouti, East Africa

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Agatha Christie with her daughter, Rosalind

Agatha with her daughter Rosalind. I wonder why she couldn't replicate the close relationship she had with her own mother. I am sure they loved each other but always one senses at a slight remove.

Today I went to two estate sales advertising vintage photos. This RPPC is among several that I bought.

Beautiful Dress Coloring Pages and Pictures for Adults and Kids | hubpages

Beautiful Dress Coloring Pages and Pictures for Adults and Kids

The Snake Corset - Edith La Sylphe ~ invented the “Sylphide”corset, making the very unhealthy ‘snake silhouette’ popular. c.1900.

Edith La Sylphe ~ invented the “Sylphide”corset, making the very unhealthy 'snake silhouette' popular. Screw that, if she would've done squats she wouldn't need the corset :)

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