I finally know what my blog is about. It's artsy fartsy and amazing women mostly, with occasional other randomness. I now refuse to reblog without a source. Too lazy to go through my last 5000 posts to resolve it all though.
Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/
Reblogged from spookyloop  567 notes
thecivilwarparlor:

Woman in Black Taffeta Dress and Lace Shawl-Pre-Civil War 
Women’s dress in to the Civil War, Women loved the idea of a tiny waist with yards of material in the skirt. The corset was being worn along with a metal hoop and crinoline to make the desired effect of a tiny waist with a huge skirt.
Albert Sands Southworth  (American, West Fairlee, Vermont 1811–1894 Charlestown, Massachusetts)

thecivilwarparlor:

Woman in Black Taffeta Dress and Lace Shawl-Pre-Civil War 

Women’s dress in to the Civil War, Women loved the idea of a tiny waist with yards of material in the skirt. The corset was being worn along with a metal hoop and crinoline to make the desired effect of a tiny waist with a huge skirt.

Albert Sands Southworth  (American, West Fairlee, Vermont 1811–1894 Charlestown, Massachusetts)