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Cult of Aphrodite Vintage by CultofAphrodite on Etsy

Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.

Castaround Vintage

Castaround Vintage

Castaround Vintage

Ziegfeld Girl

center-of-a-badluckwoman: “In another life ”

American vaudeville dancer and contorsionist "La Sylphe" as Salome, 1908. La Sylphe's popularity in the United States increased after Salome by Richard Strauss was banned by the Metropolitan Opera in 1907

La Sylphe

American vaudeville dancer and contorsionist "La Sylphe" as Salome, 1908. La Sylphe's popularity in the United States increased after Salome by Richard Strauss was banned by the Metropolitan Opera in 1907

1910 Costume de bain...

Valentino Vamp

1910 Costume de bain...

Myth and Legend in Wagner's Tannhäuser, Part Three

Click here to read Part One and here to read Part Two of the series. Vintage postcard of the Wartburg The castle of the Wartburg ...

Lady Gerard as Goddess Astarte at the Duchess of Devonshire’s Costume Ball c.1897

Back to the party: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Costume Ball 1897

After nearly a year of blogging I’ve been looking back at the most popular posts of the last twelve months and at number four was the original post about the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee…

Photos of Dog Carts and Milk Women from the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries - History Daily

Photos of Dog Carts and Milk Women from the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Photos of Dog Carts and Milk Women from the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries - History Daily

robe du soir 1924

Les Modes (Paris) December 1924 "Pourquoi attendre" robe du soir par Lucile

bumble bee fashions, circa 1900s

Adventures in Beekeeping

Besides packing all of our belongings and moving them into storage, I have been busy getting ready for this year's beekeeping. We have had beehives at our farm for the past 3 years, but I have only sporadically helped with tending them. This Spring, I will take over the position of full time beekeeper. I have ordered 5 more hives and 5 colonies of bees to fill these hives. So, I thought, since I will not be able to sew this summer, I can do some other outdoor crafts instead. I am going to…

Anita Louise as Queen Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1935

Where the Magic Happened - Rookie

All the background images that have been haunting our site this month.

Theda Bara portrait from Cleopatra by Albert Witzel Studio 1917

Theda Bara portrait from Cleopatra by Albert Witzel Studio 1917

Explore CharmaineZoe's Marvelous Melange's photos on Flickr. CharmaineZoe's Marvelous Melange has uploaded 24406 photos to Flickr.

Sold Price: Prima ballerina Anna Pavlova (70+) vintage glass plate camera negatives. - September 2, 0115 11:00 AM PDT

379. Prima ballerina Anna Pavlova (70+) vintage glass plate camera negatives by Herman Mishkin. (ca. 1906-1932) Archive of vintage (70+) glass plate camera negatives of legendary Russian Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova photographed by Herman Mishkin. Including images of Pavlova in various roles such as her landmark role as “The Dying Swan” from a solo piece choreographed specifically for her by Michel Fokine. Pavlova called for the costume from this solo piece on her deathbed. Pavlova is also…

Marie Lloyd, 'Queen of the Music Hall', 1892 Catalogue reference: COPY 1/410 (259) Music hall showcase | The National Archives

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Marie Lloyd, 'Queen of the Music Hall', 1892 Catalogue reference: COPY 1/410 (259) Music hall showcase | The National Archives

Edward Thayer Monroe photo

You'll love Caroline's risque photographer to the stars: Edward Thayer Monroe - Martha Hall Kelly

The portrait below of Caroline Ferriday, taken by Edward Thayer Moore popular theatrical photographer, is tamer than Thayer’s later work, much of which often featured scantily clad showgirls. Caroline, one of the three main characters in Lilac Girls, was a society girl and Broadway actress and performed mostly Shakespeare early in her career. Enjoy Thayer’s portraits… Continue reading You’ll love Caroline’s risque photographer to the stars: Edward Thayer Monroe