John and Jenny Kadletz.  Love her dress!!

John and Jenny Kadletz

Ishbel, Countess of Aberdeen, 1891. Looks like she was an early adopter of the wristwatch. Her ensemble, though, is puzzling. It looks more like a stage costume than real clothing. Perhaps it was made for a fancy dress ball. (But then why the keys and the watch?) McCord Museum

Wristwatches became very important during this time. They were mostly used for soldiers to better time attacks and they were quieter than pulling out a pocket watch. Cartier came out with a line of really nice "Tank Watches".

VESTIDO EN SEDA AZUL PALIDA BORDAD 1890S

Trained silk high-necked gown, Cleveland, Gray dress embroidered with white floral in satin stitch and French knots.

19th century dandy - Google Search

Maurice Barrymore, 1849 - British born stage actor the father of John, Lionel and Ethel Barrymore. The Odyssey of Maurice Barrymore by James Kotsilibas-Davis

1890s Victorian Voided Purple Velvet Bodice -- reminds me of "Anne of Green Gables," where Marilla tells Anne she'll have to turn sideways to go through a door.

Victorian Voided Purple Velvet Bodice -- reminds me of "Anne of Green Gables," where Marilla tells Anne she'll have to turn sideways to go through a door.

What large, piercing (but very sweet) eyes she had - reminds me of a young Glynis Johns - British actress

Rosina Vokes, a popular actress who lived from Napoleon Sarony, who took the picture, was a portrait photographer most known for his portraits of the stars of American theater.

1898 Vintage Fashion - H.O'Neills Spring & Summer Catalogue Page 29 - Victorian Ladies Chemises | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1898 Vintage Fashion - H.O'Neills Spring & Summer Catalogue Page 29 - Victorian Ladies Chemises | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Anderson Cooper's mother, Gloria Vanderbilt with her Aunt Gertrude and their Louis Vuitton luggage, 1940.

1945 - Gloria Vanderbilt and her aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney - fondly known in New York society as Glo and Gert - sitting on top of a Louis Vuitton trunk after returning from a cruise.

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