oldbookillustrations:

Madame la Duchesse came into the world to be a curvy, stout person, healthy and enjoying good meals, good drinks… 
J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Madame la Duchesse came into the world to be a curvy, stout person, healthy and enjoying good meals, good drinks…

J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.

(Source: archive.org)




todf,                                                                                     sisterwolf:

unknown photographer, 19th century

todf, sisterwolf:

unknown photographer, 19th century




Spirit photography by Reeves, 1872
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Spirit photography by Reeves, 1872

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Source unknown
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Source unknown

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mizenscen:

artbrutist:

Photograph by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
“The Ghost” (the Barry children) c. 1857

mizenscen:

artbrutist:

Photograph by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

“The Ghost” (the Barry children) c. 1857




frenchtwist:
She was shocked when her lover asked for an aphrodisiac but told her hairdresser to go ahead…

frenchtwist:

She was shocked when her lover asked for an aphrodisiac but told her hairdresser to go ahead…



oldbookillustrations:

If I could only be one of those wasps with a narrow waist, who go about the world teasing the passers-by, carefree and coquettish…
J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.

oldbookillustrations:

If I could only be one of those wasps with a narrow waist, who go about the world teasing the passers-by, carefree and coquettish…

J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.




Attributed to FM Parkes and Reeves, “Three spirit cartes de visite”, 2 of 3, 1874
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Attributed to FM Parkes and Reeves, “Three spirit cartes de visite”, 2 of 3, 1874

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my-ear-trumpet:

Twins

my-ear-trumpet:

Twins




Edward Isidore Buget, “Jane Leymarie and the spirit of Mlle Finot”, 1873-75
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Edward Isidore Buget, “Jane Leymarie and the spirit of Mlle Finot”, 1873-75

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billyjane:

thetranscendentalmodernist: “The Human Plank” - from A history of hypnotism
pg. 450, Figure 11 - by Alan Gauld

billyjane:

thetranscendentalmodernist: “The Human Plank” - from A history of hypnotism

pg. 450, Figure 11 - by Alan Gauld