I believe that these are pictures of Confederate Soldiers from the Civil War. This album also included pictures of women, children, and non-uniformed men. I was told that all these people were from St. Louis, or relatives of people living in St. Louis. Such fascinating untold stories... I'll let these pictures speak for themselves!
Here are some more turn of the century advertisement scans that my boyfriend’s dad made. I’m not sure which old magazine he got these out of, but he left the CD on my desk while I was out yesterday.
These 8 turn of the century advertisements are in color and for brands still remembered today or barely forgotten:Read More
This is a very elegant, classic, early 1930s dress that is in great condition considering how old it is!
Lovely long sleeves with matching fabric covered buttons that snap with a single snap. The back is constructed similarly, with sewn on faux buttons and a single snap at the back of the neck. A simple frill at the neck.
This oversized Christian Dior robe is so soft and luxurious, I almost want to keep it to myself! I believe it’s from the early 80s because of the tag and that it was found with a bunch of other clothing from that period.
As you can see, it’s dark blue and made of polyester and nylon. The “D” for Dior is embroidered on the left cuff.Read More
I got my boyfriend’s dad in on this project to post original scans on my blog! He is a HUGE history buff and I should record him telling stories about old Carondelet and historic St. Louis. Yesterday, he brought over a CD with these Civil War era photos that he’d scanned.Read More
Here are the last of the scans I made of the Gibson Girl prints from 1906. They’re captioned:
“A winning wave deserving note, is the tempestuous petticoat, a careless shoestring, in who’se tie I see a wild civility – do more bewitch me than when art, is too precise in every part.”
The Wall Flower
No Time for Politics
Here are three sketches by Charles Dana Gibson of lovely ladies playing musical instruments. A harpist, a cellist, and a fiddler. These prints are titled:
The Wearin of the Green – woman playing a harp
Then You’ll Remember Me – woman playing a cello
The Sweetest Story Ever Told – woman playing a violin