Timestamp: 1412636449


Julia Margaret Cameron

A Study


Timestamp: 1410994834


Jugglers.    About 1900, Japan.  Hand-colored image.  MIA.

(Source: collections.artsmia.org, via enchantingnagchampa)

Timestamp: 1409814018


Geigi Koiku and her Cat 1883

This colour lithograph shows Koiku of the Shitaya geisha district in Tokyo as a young geisha holding her pet cat. The lithograph is captioned 藝妓 (geigi) 小幾 (Koiku).

“… Koiku was the most beautiful geisha in Shitaya. And yet all Kojima did was eat the kinton which this beautiful geisha had carried in for him. Now Koiku is the wife of a famous politician belonging to a certain party.”  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

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Timestamp: 1409727620


Ambrotype portrait of three young women, one of whom is holding a doll, taken, probably in England in the period 1852-1869, by an unknown photographer. The girls are probably sisters.

(Source: natlib.govt.nz, via marshmallowsandbubbles)

Timestamp: 1409295629


ca. 1855, [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman holding his daughter], Lewis Babbit

via Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Skylight Gallery

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Timestamp: 1409266844

(Source: dwindled-dawn, via royeah)

Timestamp: 1409209229


Traveling Minstrels – banjo and bones
c. 1850
Daguerreotype, sixth plate
Plate: 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (8.26 x 6.99 cm)
Case: 3 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 5/8 inches (9.53 x 8.59 x 1.6 cm)
Gift of the Hall Family Foundation
© Nelson Gallery Foundation
(via Art Blart)

(Source: nelson-atkins.org, via mudwerks)

Timestamp: 1409180428


 A geisha plays the shamisen c.1880s

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Timestamp: 1408057229