19th Century Tatouages by Sutherland Macdonald

19th Century Tatouages by Sutherland Macdonald

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!19th Century Tattouages by Sutherland Macdonald(image via mymodernmet.com) Continue reading

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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Flower Botanical Models

Flower Botanical Models

Maybe more pretty than real flowers, maybe not, either way…Auch Haben!

img via http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/author/lornastoddart / http://www.beikey.net/mrs-deane/?paged=65 / https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item/33531103_four-r-brendel-mixed-media-floral-botanic-models / https://nl.pinterest.com/pin/350858627195606893/ https://herbologymanchester.wordpress.com/2015/03/ http://www.gmmg.org.uk/our-connected-history/item/plant-model/ https://delftschoolmicrobiology.weblog.tudelft.nl/tag/brendel/ https://www.dorotheum.com/en/auctions/current-auctions/kataloge/list-lots-detail/auktion/10836-clocks-metalwork-faience-folk-art-sculptures-antique-scientific-instruments-and-globes/lotID/426/lot/1764134-a-c-1900-r-brendel-berlin-botanical-model.html / http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/author/lornastoddart

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Anthropomorphic Taxidermy Squirrels Playing Cards

Anthropomorphic Taxidermy Squirrels Playing Cards

(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!
xoxo Mimi

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.

Enter Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter’s fantasy world of taxidermy at www.walterpottertaxidermy.com

 

 

Victorian Fashion Items in White

Victorian Fashion Items in White

It’s so wonderful that historical clothes (and anything else from yesteryears) are conservated don’t you think?

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.