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1860 Countess of Castiglione

Virginia Oldoini, Countess de Castiglione, better known as La Castiglione, was a significant figure in the early history of photography as a model and collaborator of photographer Pierre-Louis Pierson.

Upon moving to Paris in 1855, she achieved notoriety...

25 Stunning Photographs Of Countess De Castiglione

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Humpty Dumpty had a great fall - Retro Halloween Costume ideas - vintage Halloween idea - Crazy Costumes

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Lily Elsie, le Belle Epoque Beauty in my series Beauties of le Belle Epoque - Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows - Art, Poetry, Vintage Images - Zimbio

White and tomato red floral print and sequins embroidered anarkali suit available only at Pernia's Pop Up Shop.

White and tomato red floral print and sequins embroidered anarkali suit available only at Pernia's Pop Up Shop.

I've included this photograph in my "Portraits" board not because Helen Richey was a trailblazer in early aviation, but because it is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.  "Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight."

During WWII, Helen Richey commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases.

The Dust Bowl

“Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange, 1936 For many, Florence Owens Thompson is the face of the Great Depression, thanks to legendary photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange made this photograph while visiting a camp in California in February With this.

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