A portrait by John Singer Sargent of Mrs. Fiske-Warren and her daughter. I love the look of this early 1900s tea gown with its pigeon bust and lavish skirt. I just wish Sargent had given us some more details of this heavenly dress!
Archive of ‘Vintage Images’ category
I always enjoy finding pictures of friends together. This is one of my favorites. I only wish it was a little clearer and that it had not been creased. It’s such a neat shot of two girls who obviously enjoy spending time together. The one on the right has a pretty parasol, and notice the [...]
These three ladies are from the Eaton side of my family, so they are distant cousins or aunts. This photo was taken between 1900 and 1905. I wish someone had written on the back of the photo so I could identify these gals!
Here are two illustrations from a 1902 edition of An Old Sweetheart of Mine by James Whitcomb Riley. The illustrator was the renowned Howard Chandler Christy, who was famous for his magazine covers at the turn of the century.
This heavenly Edwardian lingerie dress was sold on eBay by USVainen, a past seller whose knowledge of vintage fashion was astounding and whose descriptions were delightful. This seller graciously agreed to let me share her images and words on my site, and I think you’ll enjoy them as much as I have! Check other posts [...]
Here is a gorgeous Edwardian dress sold on eBay by USVainen. 1907 Near-Perfect Princess-Style Promenade Gown: In the middle of Spring in 1907, Paris design houses were further streamlining fashions so that the lines of the dresses were fluid from shoulder to hem. Tightly cinched waistbands from the first part of the decade had been [...]
This is the cover and one page from a 1908 Standard Fashion newspaper insert. The “pouter pigeon” bosom silhouette was on its way out by this time, but the “S” curve figure still held on for several more years.
I love this ca. 1904 portrait photo of a young lady with a beautiful lace collar over her dress. If you check the post with the blouses from the 1904 fashion circular, you’ll see a similar lace collar.
A cute 1908 photograph of four sisters from Winchester, Virginia.
At top is a circa 1908-1910 photo of four friends in white.The gal in the second photograph is also pictured in the first photo on the far left. Note the different trims, bows, and hat styles. Beautiful! (Click for larger images.)