A photograph of a young mother with her small child, 1900s.
An Edwardian photograph of a young boy by A.Jennings of Skipton.
A cabinet photograph by H. Edwards of 11 Lewes Road, Brighton showing a Victorian family.
Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont usually known as the Chevalier d’Éon, was a French diplomat, spy, freemason and soldier who fought in the Seven Years’ War. D’Éon had androgynous physical characteristics and natural abilities as a mimic, good features for a spy. D’Éon appeared publicly as a man and pursued masculine occupations for forty nine years, although … More Chevalier d’Eon, a Eighteenth Century Transgender Woman
Portrait of Edward Herbert, 1st Baron of Cherbury (1533-1648) by Isaac Oliver
By an Unknown artist of the British School, “Cholmondeley Ladies”, c. 1600; Tate Collection.
Archaeologists have unearthed several 600-year-old bras that experts say could rewrite fashion history. While they’ll hardly send pulses racing by today’s standards, the lace-and-linen underpinnings predate the invention of the modern brassiere by hundreds of years. Found hidden under the floorboards of Lengberg Castle in Austria’s East Tyrol, along with some 2,700 textile remains and … More Lingerie Time Forgot.
WELL PRESERVED MEDIEVAL CHILD’S SHOE, found in the river Mosel near Trier. Because of the style the shoe might be attributed to the 15th century, but the find place also produced Frankish artifacts so an earlier attribution is just as possible. 16 cm, intact. An excessively rare complete medieval shoe in a wonderful state of … More Medieval Child’s Leather Shoe
On May 20th 1310 AD, shoes were made to account differences between right and left feet for the first time.