This is one of my favourite Victorian era photographs. This young Australian woman is so pretty, and it’s one of the few portraits from the era where there’s no fussy hairstyle (those hideous curls they used to do at the tops of their heads!).
Taken in Queensland between 1880 and 1890.
The woman’s name is unknown.
19th Century, Australia, History, Photography, Victorian
1880s, 19th Century, Australia, Australian History, British Empire, Cooktown, Photography, Queensland, Victorian, Victorian Fashion, Women's History
Suki Schorer in Stars and Stripes in Amsterdam with New York City Ballet. 26 th August, 1965.
History, On This Day, Photography, Theatre, US History, Vintage
1960s, 1965, Amsterdam, Ballet, New York City Ballet, Stars and Stripes, Suki Schorer, Theatre, Vintage
This photograph of a biplane was taken in Reims, France some time between the 22
nd and 29 th of August, 1909 during their aviation week. The picture appeared in a German publication the following year.
Early 20th Century, History, Photography
1900s, 1909, 1910, Aviation, Early 20th Century, France, French History, Photography, Reims
Terms of enlistment in Britain. August, 1914.
British History, Early 20th Century, History, Vintage, World War One
1910s, 1914, Britain, British Empire, British History, Early 20th Century, England, First World War, Military, Vintage, World War One
Happy Ukrainian Independence Day! Hopefully this time next year Ukraine truly will be free.
British athlete George Larner (1875 – 1949) photographed at London’s 1908 Olympic Games. He won two gold medals in walking events.
British History, Early 20th Century, Edwardian, History, Photography, Sport
1900s, 1908, 1908 London Olympics, British History, Early 20th Century, Edwardian, George Larner, Olympic Games, Photography, Sport
Minnesota was hit by a series of tornadoes in the summer of 1883, but the F5 tornado that hit Rochester was the worst.
It hit at 5:30pm on the 21
st of August, and killed thirty-seven. Some two-hundred were injured.
The lack of hospital facilities in the area at the time resulted in the founding of the
Mayo Clinic in 1889.
15th Century, 19th Century, On This Day, Photography, US History
1880s, 1883, 1889, 19th Century, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, Natural Disaster, On This Day, Photography, Tornado, US History