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Pictures of Confederate Soldiers, Women, and Children

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!

World War I timeline, soldiers photos, heros, and conclusion.

Pictures speak louder than words. In these last pages are images of World War I fighter planes in combat, famous air fighters, pictures of recuperating soldiers, descriptions and photos of hospital train cars, and, finally, a timeline of major events in World War I that happened between 1914 and 1917. These last pages also include a copy of Woodrow Wilson's speech, recommending that America declare war on Germany.

The future of the pinup model

Where was modeling going in the 1950s, and what would future fashion trends hold? The main point of this article seemed to point out the sheer diversity of pinup models and beautiful women. An interesting picture was one of Rita Hayworth without makeup, and then made up. One of her movies, "An Affair in Trinidad", was chosen by the National Photographers Association as "the sexiest and most provocative motion picture still ever made".

Photos of Civil War Generals and Steam Trains

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.

Early 1900s Summer Fashion Illustrations

These fashion illustrations show what women wore in 1913, and what was in style. Apparently, embroideries were the rule, and placed where there was the smallest excuse for them. This illustration shows three fashionable early 1900s women and a little girl. On the right side is an advertisement for a Venus adjustable dress form. The text includes detailed descriptions and how to order the dress patterns to make the fashions the models illustrated are wearing.

Gibson Girl Print Scans

Here are the last of the scans I made of the Gibson Girl prints from 1906. They're captioned: The Debutante "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

Old Book Scans

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The Language of Fashion by Mary Brooks Picken 1938

I am so excited to get The Language of Fashion by Mary Brooks Picken (1938 edition) as an early Christmas present! I am even more thrilled by my friend's thoughtfulness. Even more excited that this book's copyright has apparently expired (according to my search on the U.S. government copyright site).... so I can scan the pages!

Old Photo Scans

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Cabinet Cards of Young Men, Children, and Couples

Here are the rest of the 1800s cabinet cards I digitized for the Carondelet Historical Society. I really like the young lady wearing a hat, as shot by Polensky of Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. That photo, of any, gives me some ideas on historical re-creation. The background is so cool, and could probably be made into a photoshop texture or something!

Old Magazine Scans

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Pinup Gals of World War I and World War II: Mary Pickford and Betty Grable

In World War I, Mary Pickford became the favorite pinup of soldiers when she dressed in uniform and toured the nation selling Liberty Bonds. In World War II, "demand for it [pictures of Betty Grable"] ran as high as 20,000 per week...". "Able Grable"'s legs appear in Army topographic maps designed to teach recruits how to hit their mark.

Misc. Ephemera

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Luxurious Christian Dior Robe

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.

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Photos of Civil War Generals and Steam Trains

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.

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Gibson Girl Print Scans

Here are the last of the scans I made of the Gibson Girl prints from 1906. They’re captioned:
The Debutante
“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

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3 Musical Gibson Girl Sketches

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

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4 Gibson Girl Prints

Here are the first four Gibson Girl prints from the portfolio “Twelve New Gibson Girls, hitherto unpublished” that I scanned for the Carondelet Historical Society as part of their efforts to digitalize their collection.

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A Complete Civil War Photo Album

Here are 23 highest quality scans of the second Civil War Era photo album that I scanned. This includes scans of the front of the photo album, the back, photographs of soldiers, men, women, and children, and of all inner pages. This file is about 530 Megabytes, so that should tell you how high quality these photos are! Scanned at 300 DPI, without watermark.

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