Photo 16 Sep 846 notes books0977:

Polaire reading in bed. Polaire was the stage name used by French singer and actress Émilie Marie Bouchaud (1874–1939).
Polaire was naturally slender, endowed with the ”sinewy, muscular body of a little Arab” and a ”rib-cage like a Spanish bolero.” Her supposed ugliness – her large hands, large feet, thick mouth and long nose – were flaunted by her promoters. She posed as an enemy of ”civilisation,” and cultivated, on stage, a sensually barbaric style. 

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Polaire reading in bed. Polaire was the stage name used by French singer and actress Émilie Marie Bouchaud (1874–1939).

Polaire was naturally slender, endowed with the ”sinewy, muscular body of a little Arab” and a ”rib-cage like a Spanish bolero.” Her supposed ugliness – her large hands, large feet, thick mouth and long nose – were flaunted by her promoters. She posed as an enemy of ”civilisation,” and cultivated, on stage, a sensually barbaric style. 

Photo 28 Aug 164 notes federer7:

Photo by Yoshiyuki Iwase

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Photo by Yoshiyuki Iwase

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Photo 22 Aug 1,004 notes void-dance:

Photo by Wingate Paine

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Photo by Wingate Paine

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Photo 22 Aug 1,589 notes
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Photo 21 Aug 139 notes afrogothdiary:
Beautiful Black Woman by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

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Beautiful Black Woman by Black History Album, via Flickr Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)
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Photo 18 Aug 113 notes 
Lauren Bacall 1924-2014 R.I.P. 

Lauren Bacall 1924-2014 R.I.P. 

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Video 10 Aug 1,364 notes
Vivien Leigh, 1935.

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Video 5 Aug 2,355 notes

mymodernmet:

From 1906 to the 1930s, photographer Edward S. Curtis documented the culture and traditions of North American Indian tribes in his multi-volume work The North American Indian.

Photo 5 Jul 143 notes 
Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (January 4, 1916 – June 12, 1989) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. She was married to the second son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad in India.

Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (January 4, 1916 – June 12, 1989) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. She was married to the second son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad in India.

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Photo 4 Jul 936 notes maudelynn:

An Edwardian Beauty

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An Edwardian Beauty

Photo 28 Jun 128 notes niemeththedeatheater:

legrandcirque:

DeYoung Photography Studio, Harry Alonzo “Sundance Kid” Longabaugh and his wife Etta Place, January 1901.

And all I loved, I loved alone…

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legrandcirque:

DeYoung Photography Studio, Harry Alonzo “Sundance Kid” Longabaugh and his wife Etta Place, January 1901.

And all I loved, I loved alone…

Video 17 Jun 716 notes

chaplinfortheages:

"The Immigrant" June 17th 1917

Title Card says “Land Of Liberty”

Right after this scene, the Immigration Officers push them against the wall , rope them in like cattle,  at this point Charlie back kicks one of them up the ass.

Charlie looks at their treatment then at the Statue of Liberty and conveys the irony. 

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Photo 27 May 857 notes thenewmanhattanite:

Sicilian Youth with Wreath of Roses, c.1900 by Wilhelm Von Gloeden 

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Sicilian Youth with Wreath of Roses, c.1900 by Wilhelm Von Gloeden 

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Photo 24 May 703 notes mariedeflor:

Barbara Stanwyck in The Bitter Tea of General Yen, 1933

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Barbara Stanwyck in The Bitter Tea of General Yen, 1933

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