Lotta Crabtree smoking a cigar. She was a major singer-actress in the 1880s earning up to 5K a week and when she died in 1924 she left an estate worth 4 million.

Lotta Crabtree smoking a cigar. She was a major singer-actress in the 1880s earning up to 5K a week and when she died in 1924 she left an estate worth 4 million.

This was a card given to men to advertise houses of prostitution. When men came into town, they were sneakingly given these kinds of cards at the train station up until the 1930s or so.All cities had houses of prostitution,the women were called "Soiled Doves" in the Victorian era.It was considered "normal" to have these brothels, they paid taxes etc. During the Civil War there was such a huge epidemic of venereal disease that in 1 town the army  quarantined the women on a river boat. Biddy…

This was a card given to men to advertise houses of prostitution. When men came into town, they were sneakingly given these kinds of cards at the train station up until the 1930s or so.All cities had houses of prostitution,the women were called "Soiled Doves" in the Victorian era.It was considered "normal" to have these brothels, they paid taxes etc. During the Civil War there was such a huge epidemic of venereal disease that in 1 town the army quarantined the women on a river boat. Biddy…

Deadwood -- Joanie Stubbs

Deadwood -- Joanie Stubbs

1965 Mustang

1965 Mustang

Gabrielle Ray, 1905.    Gabrielle Ray (28 April 1883 - 21 May 1973), was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies.    Ray was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage and became one of the most photographed women in the world.   After an unsuccessful marriage, however, she never recovered the fame that she had enjoyed. She spent many of her later years in mental hospitals.

Gabrielle Ray, 1905. Gabrielle Ray (28 April 1883 - 21 May 1973), was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies. Ray was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage and became one of the most photographed women in the world. After an unsuccessful marriage, however, she never recovered the fame that she had enjoyed. She spent many of her later years in mental hospitals.

Dress of Tsarina Alexandra Romanov - wonderful cutwork at the hem

Dress of Tsarina Alexandra Romanov - wonderful cutwork at the hem

Creative Souls: Lily Elsie, le Belle Epoque Beauty no.3 in my series Beauties of le Belle Epoque

Creative Souls: Lily Elsie, le Belle Epoque Beauty no.3 in my series Beauties of le Belle Epoque

LA IMAGEN DEL SIGLO.: Divas de la Belle époque. LILY ELSIE

LA IMAGEN DEL SIGLO.: Divas de la Belle époque. LILY ELSIE

Sarah Bernhardt with Lillie Langtry ,ca 1887

Sarah Bernhardt with Lillie Langtry ,ca 1887

Saloon girl.

Saloon girl.

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