Saturday, May 13, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

Sara Heinrichs

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Sara Heinrichs.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Anna May Wong, Hiroshi Watanabe

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Actress Anna Mae Wong. Click image for 450x640 version.

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Hiroshi Watanabe

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006


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Obrigada pelo plug, Alexandre.

Thanks, buddy! :)

Hector Guimard, Hôtel Paul Mezzara, 1911

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Hector Guimard, Hôtel Paul Mezzara, 1911.

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Scanned from Gabriele Fahr-Becker's "Art Nouveau".

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

F.-L. Schmied, "Je suis noire, mais je suis belle", 1939

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Long before the "Black is Beautiful" movement existed.

"I'm black, but I'm beautiful." Illustration by F.-L. Schmied, "Le Cantique des Cantiques" 1939. Click image for 381X600 version.

Scanned from the book "Le livre, objet d'art: Collection Calouste Gulbenkian, France. XIXe-XXe siècles."

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Reeses, "Wolfhead Undergarments" ad, 1918

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The Reeses, "Wolfhead Undergarments" ad, 1918.

Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads 1900-1919".

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From the ad:
"The exquisite style and sheer loveliness of the WOLFHEAD UNDERGARMENTS are equaled only by their practical economy. These are days when women have neither time nor money to waste on garments that do not give full service and satisfaction.

WOLFHEAD designs for nightgowns, petticoats, envelope chemise and camisoles embody the most pleasing and the most advanced fashion ideas.

They are skilfully cut from superior materials, and trimmed with fine embroideries, imported lace and the daintiest ribbons.

In making them, the most expert and painstaking needlework is employed -- you will find no raw edges or careless finishing. And they always fit perfectly. Look for the WOLFHEAD label in every garment.

At the best stores and shops you will find a complete selection of of the newest WOLFHEAD styles, at very moderate prices.

If your dealer can not show them to you, write for the name of the nearest store handling them.


Fifth Avenue

New York City"

Sunday, May 07, 2006

My Flickr Page

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I've just created my own page on Flickr.

I always found those Flickr slideshows neat, and now you'll find one of those on the bottom right of my index, with all the images I've ever posted here.

Jeanne Paquin, Chimère, 1925

Jeanne Paquin, Chimère, evening gown, 1925

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Jeanne Paquin, Chimère, evening gown. Beaded silk, French, 1925.

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Scanned from "Art Deco 1910-1939" edited by Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Chislaine Wood.
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