This image is so pretty, and it comes with a story too: read that by clicking the ‘mymodernmet.com’ link below. But, in a nutshell, it says that Sutherland Macdonald was named the first professional tattoo artist in England, he was operating a tattoo parlour out of London’s Turkish Bath in 1889. We, at Mimi Berlin, think it looks very, very beautiful!(image via mymodernmet.com)Continue reading →
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.
Olive Oatman, tintype, 1857
Olive Oatman 1838–1903, by Benjamin F. Powelson (1823–1885), Albumen silver print, c. 1863, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Olive Oatman, carte de visite, circa 1863Carte de Visite of Olive Oatman 1838–1903, by Benjamin F. Powelson (1823–1885)
Woman from the Yavapai Tribe
Carte de visite portrait of Beti Karaitiana, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier.
Portrait of Susan Jury (Te Aitu-o-te-rangi Wikitoria Jury, also known as Sue Materoa Jury), 1876-1880
Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman from Hawkes Bay, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier.
Maybe more pretty than real flowers, maybe not, either way…Auch Haben!
Four R. Brendel Mixed Media Floral Botanic Models : Lot 1003 liveauctioneers.com
img via beikey.net
A Group of Botanical Models
Victorian Botanical model
A Brendel model showing the fruit of a belladonna plant.
A c. 1900 R. Brendel Berlin botanical Model the bean germination, painted papermache, plaster and wood; the leaves probably replaced later out of plastic (?), on turned wood stand with non matching paper description label. Height c. 55 cm. (WU).
from the Brendel catalogue, issued in Berlin in 1913. (property of TU Delft )
Model of a lily flower. The base is made of wood and flower paper mache. Made by Brendel & Company, Germany. ca 1920
Selection of Brendel papier mache teaching models. Photograph from RBGE collection
Colin Scott taxidermy model of two squirrels playing cards, 30cm
walter potter, squirrel card game
Victorian Taxidermy by J. Lawrence
(images via the-saleroom.com / taxidermy4cash.com)
There are thousends of images like these to be found on the net….remarkable!
Have a nice Day!
Below: Dr Pat Morris talks about the quirky world of Walter Potter’s taxidermy, including insights into his collection, as inspired by his new book with Joanna Ebenstein: Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy.
mid 19th century, England. Vest for a woman of machine-knitted natural wool. Fully fashioned. Hip length with ribbed welt, shaped to the waist and breasts, and has a high round neck and short sleeves with ribbed welts. It fastens neck to waist in the centre front with the opening reinforced with a band of fine wool. With cotton placket and mother of pearl buttons. There is an open-work knitted mark on the back right hip. via V&A Museum
Pair of Cream fingerless mittens made of machine knitted silk./1840-1850 /England via V&A Museum