Abaceda - A jazz-age alphabet from Prague, photomontage designs 1926 - Collaboration of Czech dancer Milca Mayerová and visual artist and typographer Karel Teige.
Theda Bara ‘Madame Du Barry’ Gown (1917)
Profiles in History:
The 1917 Madame Du Barry, based on the Alexandre Dumas novel, starred Theda Bara as Jeanne Vauberniere, the milliner who eventually becomes the mistress of a king. Naturally, her costumes were exquisite, and the masterpiece of the lot was this amazingly beautiful gown, a silver, gold and blue creation that Theda treasured and kept in her Beverly Hills home for more than 45 years after the film’s release. The 90-year old gown is truly everything a French king’s mistress could have dreamed of, with ermine accents throughout, and survives in gloriously preserved very fine condition. Measures approx. 57 in. from floor to shoulder. From the Joan Craig Costume Archive of Theda Bara. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Joan Craig.
Lalique cicada perfume bottle.
The British Museum, London; © The Trustees of the British Museum
Edwardian era Postcard WTFery makes its seasonal return!
This time it’s a…Bald Eagle eating a turkey dinner. A comment on the possibly apocryphal story of Franklin’s preference for the turkey as the national bird?
Still, love those poppies.