A Scene in Ancient Rome, 1883 - Hendryk Siemiradzki

Gloria Swanson in Society Scandal, 1925

Lucifer magazine

(via Wood witch No. 5 – wishing for winter)
*screeeeeeeeech* Someone needs to find me super affordable versions of all these outfits so beautiful hmmmph.;___;

Photo by Gertrude Käsebier, 1905 c.

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There is a willow grows aslant a brook That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. There with fantastic garlands did she come Of crowflowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples, That liberal shepherds give a grosser name, But our cold maids do “dead men’s fingers” call them. There, on the pendant boughs her coronet weeds Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke, When down her weedy trophies and herself Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide, And mermaid-like a while they bore her up, Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds As one incapable of her own distress, Or like a creature native and indued Unto that element; But long it could not be Till that her garments, heavy with their drink, Pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay To muddy death.
Hamlet, 1948

Kevin Best. Vanitas Still Life with Pochette.