Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread.

Whitaker Auctions calls this a "wizard coat" because it has "exaggerated wizard sleeves." Wool, with those sleeves appliquéd in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining.

WOOL COAT with APPLIQUE and FUR TRIM, EARLY C. Light brown with exaggerated wizard sleeve appliqued in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining.

Two-piece walking dress, by Sartoria B. Pontecorvo, Rome, beginning of the 20th century (before 1906), at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Two-piece walking dress, by Sartoria B. Pontecorvo, Rome, beginning of the century (before at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

1878 Wedding Dress  The fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late 19th century and was not commonplace until the 20th century. This dress is a good example of the more practical 19th century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings. The wedding dresses could then be worn again for other receptions and social events.

While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late century. This dress is a good example of the more practical century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings.

40s Weekender Dress - Red - Fashion 1930s, 1940s & 1950s style - vintage reproduction

Weekender Dress - takes inspiration from the late styles. This dress hails the New Look with its fuller skirt (though still not as full as the and details such as its raised collar and 10 individual hand stitched buttons down to the wais

Gibson Girl - This was the ideal look of beauty portrayed by the pen and ink illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson. This spanned from the late 19th to the early twentieth century. The Gibson girl represented the composite of a thousand American girls.

Bird Millman was a Ziegfeld Follies girl and a high wire performer for Barnum & Bailey. This picture is beautiful

20th Century Women Movie - 11/16/16 - "The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s."

Welcome To 1979 With New Trailer For Mike Mills’ Century Women’ With Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning,

Women in Pants – Vintage Photos from the 1850s to the '30s Give Us a Glimpse Into an Unexplored Aspect of the Victorian/Edwardian Female World

One of the most feared of all London& street gangs in the late was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess& most notorious novel.

The Longyou Caves were only discovered late in the 20th century. At least 24 caves have been discovered so far. All of which were carved by hand. Although the overall excavation involved almost a million cubic metres of stone, there is no historical record of them or evidence of the work. Their origin is a complete mystery. At present there is no explanation for their existence. They represent one of the largest underground excavations of ancient times.:

The Longyou Caves were discovered late in the century. At least 24 caves…

A Satsuma bowl By Ryuzan, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century.  Sold for £2,125 (US$ 2,828) inc. premium

A Satsuma bowl By Ryuzan, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century. Sold for £2,125 (US$ 2,828) inc. premium

Dar al-Jam’i  Hegira 1298–1300 / AD 1880–2, Alawid Meknès, Morocco. circa late 19th century. Built by viziers close to Sultan Hasan I.  Given to the State at the beginning of the 20th century  used as a military hospital by the Protectorate before being converted into the Meknès Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts in 1926.

Dar al-Jam’i Hegira & AD Alawid Meknès, Morocco “” Built in the late century by a family of viziers close to Sultan Hasan I, Dar Jam'i covers a huge area and has sumptuously.

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