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Parasol. Used for a very expensive parasol, this is a fine example of Belgian appliqué net lace worked in the form of a parasol cover. Parasol covers were made separately from the parasols and tacked on at the end of the manufacturing process.

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A parasol from the 1870s made of white lace over black silk with a carved elephant tusk ivory handle. The parasol was a popular accessory throughout the 19th century and was used to protect ladies from the effects of the sun at a period when pale skin was the height of fashion. - 1870s fashion

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A 1830s waling dress in silk taffeta by Prior Attire, worn over corded petticoat. Antique pelerine collar, gigot sleeves, lots of piping ( the bodice seams and the belt are piped). Antique belt buckle and parasol. Hat, collar, scarf and gloves by Farthingale Historical Hats, shoes by American Duchess . Photos by Timelight Photographic.

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Inspiration for our weekly #papercrafting challenge, Magazine Mondays (La Vie Parisienne Magazine Cover Image Courtesy of The Advertising Archives: http://www.advertisingarchives.co.uk Vintage, illustrations, covers, artwork, Retro, French magazines, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, 1920s, Georges Pavis, weather, windy, parasols, womens fashion)

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Charles Edward Perugini (Italia, 1839 - Inglaterra, 1918) - Lectura en una tarde soleada s. d. Óleo sobre lienzo, 91.4 x 71.1 cm (colección privada)

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Parasol Date: 1885 Culture: probably British Medium: silk, wood, metal Dimensions: 34 1/2 in. (87.6 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

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Gail Carriger's whole series of Victorian romance, comedy of manners and otherworldly creatures has become one of my favorites. Folks, this woman can write.

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