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Lantelme medal

I’ve found recently something very special: a medal (silvered bronze, 34 mm, 12,9 gr.)

The name is spelled with an ordinary mistake: Lanthelme instead of Lantelme. 36 more words

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Paris: Sin City 1900

One of the best reasons to travel to Paris is to take in the special exhibits. This past April, I loved the exhibit called “Paris 1900″ at the very grand Petit Palais. 284 more words


Summery Soda Fountain Fashions and 'The Housewife', 1910.

Some of the abundant charms of the Belle Epoque involved perusing the consistently novel and enchanting cover artistry of a plethora of periodicals.  For the June, 1910 issue of The Housewife, one of the chief joys of summertime is given a lively interpretation. 333 more words

Vintage Advertising

Shimmering Shampooing Sirens; The Bewitching Belle Epoque Valelley Pin-Up Art 1912

Once relegated to the confines of the back shelf in the local druggists, shampoo was about to emerge from the shadows by presenting itself as the sought after solution to tress related trials and tribulations. 258 more words

Vintage Advertising

Distinctly Divine Dance Madness, 1914

An astounding alteration in American morals took place just prior to the start of what was then termed, ” The Great War”.  Almost overnight, an entire nation shrugged off the confines of yesteryear with it’s measured and mannerly waltz in favor of something hotter bolder and outrageously uninhibited. 325 more words

Vintage Fashion

Pearls, Peacock Feathers and the Feminist Fin de Siecle Fantasies of Colette

Mademoiselle Colette and her scandalously scantily-clad Sandowesque quartette, propel her stage-ward, upon a dais nude ‘neath her peacock feathers and pearls. Amusingly aware of the elegant excesses of the Edwardian Era, upon the stage Colette maximized her erotically charged imagination to absolute eyebrow-raising perfection. 181 more words

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scans from "La Vie Heureuse", 1910/1911

Sometimes I see in magazines I scan interesting pictures or articles not linked with Lantelme destiny or people she knew. I think I’ll also show these pictures in my blog because I don’t want to create additional blogs for them :) 45 more words

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