Past becomes Present in Colorized Photographs

The Art of Colorist Olga Shirnina – There are many apps these days which claim to colorize, with a click of a button, your old black & white photographs, but these compare poorly to the work of a real artist. I’ve seen many good colorists over the years, but none compare to the artistry of Russian woman Olga Shirnina, who…

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The Photographed Woman – 1909 in Virginia USA

Rare photograph portraits from Rural America in 1909-1912 Hundreds of female portraits made by an itinerant photographer named Hugh Mangum, who rode the trains to the small towns of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia in 1909. They’re notably unusual for the period by their informal and lighthearted style. Source – Duke University Library via Glamour Daze

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Women show the latest pompadour hairstyles -1909

Stunning photos from 1909 of ordinary women modelling the latest low pompadour coiffures. The San Francisco Call, March 28, 1909. The 1900’s were drawing to a close, and with it Edwardian fashion and Edwardian hairstyles were taking their first baby steps into a new emancipated era for women. Fashion commands new coiffures and the pompadour is getting smaller! A WOMAN’S…

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Edwardian Guide to Makeup and Hairstyles.

AN EDWARDIAN LADY’S ADVICE ON BEAUTY AND COIFFURE. first published in 1905 A beautiful complexion is the most desirable possession, a joy to every eye which sees it, and a suggestion of health as well as of fairness. Its value is so great that in all times women have endeavored to emulate the possession of this charm through the application…

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Easy Edwardian Hairstyle in 10 Minutes

 Pompadour with Psyche knot –  in 8 Steps! – Do you have long hair?  Fancy a Downton Abbey Look? Then you can quickly create a classic Edwardian hairstyle look from this rare little pictorial hairstyle guide for women found in Girls Own 1911.( thanks Ebay!) Note: The illustrations show the right side of this young woman’s hair being pinned into…

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The Real Gibson Girls

The Real Gibson Girls The women who served as muses to Charles Dana Gibson – the illustrator who created the iconic Gibson Girl. Charles Dana’s Gibson’s pen and ink illustrations of what was to become known as The Gibson Girl  first appeared in Harper’s Weekly in the 1890’s. Combining a tall and slender figure with an ample bosom and hips…

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