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#18th century
fripperiesandfobs · a day ago
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Robe à la française ca. 1750
From Cora Ginsburg
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the-evil-clergyman · a day ago
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The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche by Francois Boucher (1744)
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Witches and devils dancing in a circle. 1720
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ltwilliammowett · 2 days ago
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The Eagle spreads her wings, by Mike Haywood
The USS Constitution during her commissioning trials in 1798
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heaveninawildflower · 10 hours ago
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1) Fragrant Hibiscus
2) Bohea Tea
3) Compleat Anemone
4) Sun-bright Mesembryanthemum
5) Ermine Azalea
6) Nosegay Periwinkle
7) Crimson Hibiscus
8) Ambrosial Aster
9) Transcendant Epidendrum
10) Imperial Gloriosa.
Illustrations taken from ‘Exotic Botany’ by John Hill. Published 1759. Printed at the expense of the author.
New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library.
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vivelareine · a day ago
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[Marie Antoinette] introduces into the retired apartments of the Little Trianon, "blind man's bluff," ... and other similar games, and joins heartily in the fun and the frolic. "A queen playing blind man's bluff!" Simpletons--and the world is full of simpletons--raised their hands and eyes in affected horror.
John S. C. Abbott, The Life of Marie Antoinette
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eirene · 3 hours ago
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An owl and a blue tit sitting in a tree and A hare among plants and grasses, 18th c.
German school
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beggars-opera · a month ago
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I always thought that “woman pulls something out of her cleavage” was really just sort of a cliche historically
But nope
I’m reading this incredibly niche book about the history of pockets, and there is a picture of a pair of stays from the 18th century that someone sewed a giant pocket inside of
It was apparently a big thing for women who wanted to keep their money safe or to steal it off of other people and hide it quickly
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INCREDIBLE
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edwardslovelyelizabeth · 6 months ago
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Berglzimmer - one of the apartments in Hofburg palace, painted in 1766 by Johann Wenzel Bergl for Empress Maria Theresia | Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria | photo by Alexander Eugen Koller.
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si1kvoid · 4 months ago
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Perfume case from the 18th century, heart-shaped and engraved with foliate and faunal designs, with open-mark crown as handle.
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ltwilliammowett · 2 days ago
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Mariner's Compass, Portugal, 1783
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macrolit · a month ago
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the-evil-clergyman · 4 months ago
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Ariadne by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (18th Century)
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dailyhistoryposts · 7 months ago
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The Black Cat (Qing Dynasty--1700s). Min Zhen. Hanging scroll; ink on paper
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harrietvane · 3 months ago
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Every time I see this dog bed (circa 1785) in the Carnavalet Museum in Paris I lose it.
The delicate walnut carving portico. The size of the Beast that this must have been built for - the size of a large tomato or something.
It’s like the physical embodiment of that stand-up sketch that’s like ‘idk where I shall go today but I Shall Be Carried’
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