Olive Oatman and Other Women with Chin Tattoos

Olive Oatman and Other Women with Chin Tattoos

Olive Oatman lived in the USA from 1838-1903, she had a tattoo on her chin which was probably one of the Yavapai tribe. (read the full story below). The interesting part, according to us at Mimi Berlin, is the fact that Olive is dressed in full Victorian attire, just like the Maori women are.

Read the interesting story about Olive Oatman here at https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffagr

(images via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Oatman / http://flashbak.com/44-captivating-native-maori-portraits-fom-19th-century-new-zealand-32789/ https://civilwartalk.com/threads/not-civil-war-the-girl-with-the-tattooed-face.110104/)

Thahanks at Pierre Lernoud (Bertyl) for sharing the image of Ms Oatman on FB.

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Wilhelm von Gloeden Photographer

Wilhelm von Gloeden Photographer

Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856 – 1931) was a German photographer who worked mainly in Italy. He is mostly known for his nude studies of Sicilian boys, which usually featured props such as wreaths or amphoras suggesting a setting in the Greece or Italy of antiquity.

 

See and read more HERE and HERE

Victorian Burlesque Dancers

Victorian Burlesque Dancers

Dancers or Burlesque performers if full costume, photographed in the 19th Century in New York. Please click images for details (Danke schön Rex Dieter for finding these beauties) (via mashable.com)

The King by Matt Henry

Boxing Day with Matt Henry

ànd Elvis Presley…Photographer Matt Henry made this wonderful series named “The KingMatt Henry works across commissioned and independent projects. He is the recipient of international awards for his work, including category first place in the International Photography Awards 2013 and 2014. His work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia and North America.

Gay Love in the Victorian Age

Gay Love in the Victorian Age

all images via http://victoriangentlemeninlove.tumblr.com check that out for more men in love and making love portrayed in the victorian age.

Traditional Russian Costume

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Traditional Russian Costume of the Kostroma region (and in large picture from north Tver) These photos were taken in the end of 19th century and now are kept in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. A kokoshnik is a headdress worn by married women. The word “kokoshnik” describes a great variety of headdresses worn throughout Russia, including the cylindrical hats , two pointed nimbus “kika”, triangular shaped “kika”, small pearl hats etc. The kokoshniks could be quite extravagant, even if they were worn by farmer’s wives, and were composed of gold brocade, damask, or velvet, with gold embroidery usually of plant and flower motifs. Sometimes they were set with real pearls and precious stones. (via local-moda / traditionalrussiancostume)