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Circassian Beauty (possibly with Barnum)  "Florence See age 18yrs Born in Madagascar" period pen id on verso. No imprint. Ca. 1880’s.

Circassian Beauty (possibly with Barnum) "Florence See age Born in Madagascar" period pen id on verso. No imprint.

American, (supposedly?) second quarter of 19th century.  Silk crepe dress said to have been worn by a Quaker woman, Miss Lydia Goodridge who was born in 1825.  That doesn't seem to fit with the style which would've been way out of date even for the plainer Quaker dress by the time Lydia was old enough to wear this dress.  I have doubts about the provenance and date.   mfa-Boston

American, (supposedly?) second quarter of 19th century. Silk crepe dress said to have been worn by a Quaker woman, Miss Lydia Goodridge who was born in 1825. That doesn't seem to fit with the style which would've been way out of date even for the plainer Quaker dress by the time Lydia was old enough to wear this dress. I have doubts about the provenance and date. mfa-Boston

11 Gorgeous Beauty Looks for Holiday Party Season via @ByrdieBeauty

11 Gorgeous Beauty Looks for Holiday Party Season

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Amrita Sher-Gil, painter, Born 30 January 1913 Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary Died 5 December 1941 (aged Lahore, British India (present day Pakistan) Nationality Indian Education Grande Chaumiere École des Beaux-Arts Known for painter

Prostitution, legal during the Victorian era, seemed to embody the second of the two categories of women present in Victorian society: the first was the pure wife and mother, “the angel in the house”; the other was the depraved and sexually-crazed prostitute. in Victorian England a large number of women were prostitutes: "Only an accident of birth prevented women of the middle classes from resorting to prostitution to support themselves and their children (Kent 68)."

Historical Analysis: Women as the "the Sex" During the Victorian Era

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