Bertha Carnihan cabinet card.
"I call your attention to the smallest lady ever placed on exhibition, Miss Bertha Carnihan, twenty-nine years of age, stands thirty-nine inches in height, and weighs thirty-eight pounds. The most perfectly formed little lady on exhibition. She is well educated; has been all over the world. Step up and have a talk with her. She will answer all questions in regard to herself. She also has her photographs for sale." — On the Road With a Circus, by William Carter Thompson (1905)

Bertha Carnihan cabinet card.

"I call your attention to the smallest lady ever placed on exhibition, Miss Bertha Carnihan, twenty-nine years of age, stands thirty-nine inches in height, and weighs thirty-eight pounds. The most perfectly formed little lady on exhibition. She is well educated; has been all over the world. Step up and have a talk with her. She will answer all questions in regard to herself. She also has her photographs for sale." — On the Road With a Circus, by William Carter Thompson (1905)

jackviolet:

These ladies have gone a bit too far, methinks, in their quest to sport the fashionable updo of the moment.

jackviolet:

These ladies have gone a bit too far, methinks, in their quest to sport the fashionable updo of the moment.

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Sarah Bernhardt for Gold Seal Champagne; Omaha Bee newspaper, 1902

Sarah Bernhardt for Gold Seal Champagne; Omaha Bee newspaper, 1902

" ‘You are going to see the day when radio-transmitted colored motion pictures will be shown not only in theatres, but in your own homes. When that day will come, cannot be said, but it was predicted to me by a man upon whose judgment in such matters I put faith,’ [said Hiram Percy Maxim]  … Mr. Maxim believes that the day is not far distant when amateur movie makers will be exchanging films with the same great ease and enjoyment as the amateur radio operator now communicates with his distant friends." — from Amateur Movie Makers (1926)


Four young women wearing large, ornate hats. All wear heart shapes on necklaces around their necks. Photographed in 1908 by James McAllister

Four young women wearing large, ornate hats. All wear heart shapes on necklaces around their necks. Photographed in 1908 by James McAllister

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"The Song of Sappho," by Sir Edwin Arnold; from The Lady’s Realm, An Illustrated Monthly Magazine, 1899-1900

walzerjahrhundert:

Adolf Münzer,Die Elektrische,1900

walzerjahrhundert:

Adolf Münzer,Die Elektrische,1900

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