The photo above is the first Vogue cover, Countess Divonne by Harry McVickar, 1893.
ca.1874. unknown. (I could not find the author).
Music sheet cover for The Orange Blossom, ca 1850.
Disappointment by Julius LeBlanc Stewart,1882.
This photography shows Annie Londonderry. She became one of the most celebrated women of the 1890s. Her amazing trip was reportedly set in motion by a wager that required Annie not only to circle the earth by bicycle in 15 months, but also to earn $5,000 en route as well. This was no mere test of a woman’s physical endurance & mental fortitude; it was a test of a woman’s ability to fend for herself in the world. I really love biking soo this old photograph is really inspiring.
Lewis Carroll ca. 1863.
Girl With a Rose by Gustave Leonard de Jonghe, 1870.
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione 1837-99. She was the mistress of Emperor Napoleon III & one of the earliest known models.
Jules Lefebvre, Ophelia, 1890.
William McFarlane Notman, Great cedar tree, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1897.
I am so happy even if my life is a bit confused right now I am discovering what I really love & I will do my best to make everything around me beautiful again. <3