Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Antique Graphics Wednesday - 1800's Fashions and Charming Home

I love Wednesdays!  I look forward to sharing more
antique graphics, illustrations and photos with you.
This week's images are from the fashion pages of several
mid-1800's Peterson's Magazines.  Isn't this woman in a headdress lovely?
Antique French Fashion Illustrations Royalty Free Antique Graphics via Knick of Time
Here's the original page it was on.
 Here's the image again with 2 slightly different color tones.
 Antique French Fashion Illustrations Royalty Free Antique Graphics via Knick of Time
Every month, these Peterson's magazines featured
a children's fashion page.   Here are 2 different ones.
Antique French Fashion Illustrations Royalty Free Antique Graphics via Knick of Time
Antique French Fashion Illustrations Royalty Free Antique Graphics via Knick of Time
Each month there was also a 2-page spread
featuring Paris fashions.  Unfortunately, my original page
is damaged in the center, but here are a few images I was able to scan from it.
I doubt their clothing was very comfortable in the
1800's, but it sure was beautiful.
Antique French Fashion Illustrations Royalty Free Antique Graphics via Knick of Time

Antique French Fashion Illustrations Royalty Free Antique Graphics via Knick of Time

This last image is from an 1800's book called,
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners".
The copyright date is 1895.  
The pages in my copy of the book have a lovely
aged color to them, but the book is extremely fragile
and the cover is missing.
Fortunately, the entire book, including all 
the illustrations in it are available from 
The Project Gutenburg, HERE.  
This book was written as, "A Complete Sexual Science
and A Guide to Purity and Physical Manhood,
Advice to Maiden, Wife and Mother
Love, Courtship and Marriage"
It's a fascinating glimpse into the etiquette
and thoughts of the late 1800's American society
and the illustrations are all really lovely.
Blessings,
Angie


8 comments:

  1. Beautiful images, I love vintage fashion, those long dresses, I think I would have liked to live in those eras, ONLY for the clothing. Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful images.

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  2. Lovely images :)
    Have a great wednesday
    Love Erica

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  3. That old book is amazing, Angie, not just for the drawings, but the explanations and descriptions are really so interesting to read. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. I love the dresses in the second graphic of the children's fashion. I can't imagine getting ready in the morning back then. I'm a t-shirt and shorts kinda girl! Thanks for sharing another fascinating glimpse into the past at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  5. Thanks far taking us to a fashion show back in time.

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  6. I'm adding my Thanks for sharing these wonderful images. Your photos are very well done as is your blog. I have enjoyed browsing around. I'm visiting from VTT.

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  7. Thank for taking the time to share these images with us. They are just so wonderful!

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  8. Wonderful vintage graphics. I always wonder how did they wash them? They always look so intricate.
    Patricia

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