April 24, 2014
augustaauctions:

1905 Black Chiffon & Sequin Ball gown

augustaauctions:

1905 Black Chiffon & Sequin Ball gown

(via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

April 24, 2014
allthingseurope:

Urchfont, England (by vintage 1953 & wackymoomin)

allthingseurope:

Urchfont, England (by vintage 1953 & wackymoomin)

April 24, 2014

Bandit’s Roost, at 59½ Mulberry Street (Mulberry Bend), was the most crime-ridden, dangerous part of all New York City. Photo by Jacob Riis (1888) (via)
Of this address, and the infamous Mulberry Bend more generally, Riis wrote in his most famous book, How the Other Half Lives (1890):
Abuse is the normal condition of “the Bend,” murder its everyday crop, with the tenants not always the criminals. In this block between Bayard, Park, Mulberry, and Baxter Streets, “the Bend” proper, the late Tenement House Commission counted 155 deaths of children in a specimen year (1882). Their percentage of the total mortality in the block was 68.28, while for the whole city the proportion was only 46.20. The infant mortality in any city or place as compared with the whole number of deaths is justly considered a good barometer of its general sanitary condition. Here, in this tenement, No. 59 1/2, next to Bandits’ Roost, fourteen persons died that year, and eleven of them were children; in No. 61 eleven, and eight of them not yet five years old. According to the records in the Bureau of Vital Statistics only thirty-nine people lived in No. 59 1/2 in the year 1888, nine of them little children. There were five baby funerals in that house the same year. Out of the alley itself, No. 59, nine dead were carried in 1888, five in baby coffins. (source)

Bandit’s Roost, at 59½ Mulberry Street (Mulberry Bend), was the most crime-ridden, dangerous part of all New York City. Photo by Jacob Riis (1888) (via)

Of this address, and the infamous Mulberry Bend more generally, Riis wrote in his most famous book, How the Other Half Lives (1890):

Abuse is the normal condition of “the Bend,” murder its everyday crop, with the tenants not always the criminals. In this block between Bayard, Park, Mulberry, and Baxter Streets, “the Bend” proper, the late Tenement House Commission counted 155 deaths of children in a specimen year (1882). Their percentage of the total mortality in the block was 68.28, while for the whole city the proportion was only 46.20. The infant mortality in any city or place as compared with the whole number of deaths is justly considered a good barometer of its general sanitary condition. Here, in this tenement, No. 59 1/2, next to Bandits’ Roost, fourteen persons died that year, and eleven of them were children; in No. 61 eleven, and eight of them not yet five years old. According to the records in the Bureau of Vital Statistics only thirty-nine people lived in No. 59 1/2 in the year 1888, nine of them little children. There were five baby funerals in that house the same year. Out of the alley itself, No. 59, nine dead were carried in 1888, five in baby coffins. (source)

(Source: vintagegal, via vintagegal)

April 23, 2014

elisebrown:

Street life of Newcastle

The images strongly resemble the work of late 19th century North East photographer Edgar G Lee.

(Source: bbc.com, via facesofthevictorianera)

April 23, 2014
mademoisellelapiquante:

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek | Portrait of a Young Woman | 1846

mademoisellelapiquante:

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek | Portrait of a Young Woman | 1846

(via ravensquiffles)

April 23, 2014
transistoradio:

Ralph Peacock, Ethel (1897), oil on canvas, 74 x 132.7 cm. Collection of Tate, UK. Via www.tate.org.uk.

transistoradio:

Ralph Peacock, Ethel (1897), oil on canvas, 74 x 132.7 cm. Collection of Tate, UK. Via www.tate.org.uk.

(via labelleotero)

April 22, 2014
saisonciel:

Margaret Hamilton-Russell by H. Walter Barnett, 1900s

saisonciel:

Margaret Hamilton-Russell by H. Walter Barnett, 1900s

(Source: npg.org.uk, via 1901-a-space-odyssey)

April 22, 2014
ohdarlingdankeschoen:

Paris Opera by Cristian Bortes on Flickr.

ohdarlingdankeschoen:

Paris Opera by Cristian Bortes on Flickr.

(via labelleotero)

April 22, 2014
vintagegal:

"Amour de Pierrot", 1905

vintagegal:

"Amour de Pierrot", 1905

April 22, 2014
allthingseurope:

Bucharest, Romania (by www.peterhagenouw.com)

allthingseurope:

Bucharest, Romania (by www.peterhagenouw.com)

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