He grew the moustache, he said, to distract from his girlish hands.
Promotional card for ‘Oxygenaqua,’ circa 1880s.
You can ignore them, not laugh at their jokes, and cover your ears when they speak to you, but some people never get the hint.
Unidentified nitrate film clipping, early 1900s.
Another ounce of precious ignorance vaporized.
The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Conny’s lampshade hat lit up orange whenever he had a bright idea.
Conrad of Bavaria, ca.1910-1915. Library of Congress.
It shocked Albert to learn that, in fact, most people did not see any spots at all.
Allen and Ginter Co. cigarette trading card depicting Albert Frey (billiards) for the World’s Champions series (1887).
The heroic age of flowers was full of pathos and adventure.
Illustration by Count Franz Graf von Pocci for Viola Tricolor in Pictures and Rhyme (Germany, 1875).
The 1880s: When careers of all sorts were open to bosomy women.
Trading card from the series “Occupations of Women,” issued by the Old Judge and Dog’s Head Cigarette Company, 1887.
“‘I just flap these arms real hard like,’ he said.”
San Antonio, Texas, 1910. Library of Congress.
“Everyone likes a foxy cook.”
Illus. Jan Marcin Szancer, Brzechwa Dzieciom (1955).