theswangondola:

Bertha Carnihan cabinet card.
"I call your attention to the smallest lady ever placed on exhibition, Miss Bertha Carnihan, twenty-nine years of age, stands thirty-nine inches in height, and weighs thirty-eight pounds. The most perfectly formed little lady on exhibition. She is well educated; has been all over the world. Step up and have a talk with her. She will answer all questions in regard to herself. She also has her photographs for sale." — On the Road With a Circus, by William Carter Thompson (1905)

theswangondola:

Bertha Carnihan cabinet card.

"I call your attention to the smallest lady ever placed on exhibition, Miss Bertha Carnihan, twenty-nine years of age, stands thirty-nine inches in height, and weighs thirty-eight pounds. The most perfectly formed little lady on exhibition. She is well educated; has been all over the world. Step up and have a talk with her. She will answer all questions in regard to herself. She also has her photographs for sale." — On the Road With a Circus, by William Carter Thompson (1905)

Tagged: sideshow, .
Tagged: victorian dress, .
back-then:

Putting on a pair of Gandees Rubbers protective boots with the aid of a button hook

back-then:

Putting on a pair of Gandees Rubbers protective boots with the aid of a button hook

Tagged: edwardian, buttonhook, .
Tagged: victorian, creepy, .
omgthatdress:

Shoes
1927
The Victoria & Albert Museum

omgthatdress:

Shoes

1927

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Tagged: shoes, .
skeletoncowboy:

..yeah, I said sidesaddle..

skeletoncowboy:

..yeah, I said sidesaddle..

(Source: outrageauxbonnesmoeurs, via jeanfivintage)

Tagged: sidesaddle, .
rrosehobart:

Photo by Gertrude Käsebier, 1905 c.
: catalogue.swanngalleries.com

rrosehobart:

Photo by Gertrude Käsebier, 1905 c.

: catalogue.swanngalleries.com

(Source: ciconenne, via my-ear-trumpet)

visitheworld:

Casa Pere Brias in Barcelona, Spain (by Arnim Schulz).

visitheworld:

Casa Pere Brias in Barcelona, Spain (by Arnim Schulz).

(via artnouveaustyle)

fawnvelveteen:

LADY’S HIGH FOUR-STRAP SHOES with CUTWORK, c. 1913

fawnvelveteen:

LADY’S HIGH FOUR-STRAP SHOES with CUTWORK, c. 1913

(via labelleotero)

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