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.
17 Things Girls Need from their Mothers I love this! I'm reading it with my 5 month old daughter asleep in my arms and am tearing up. I love being her mom and look forward to all the memories ahead. These are good things to remember as she grows up.
Looks like Linda Ronstadt - Her eyes instantly give away the fact that this lovely Victorian woman - with her slightly disheveled hair and charming bow-tied scarf - appears to be lost deeply in thought.
Clelia Mosher - was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.not only that she debunked myths that victorian women didn't want sex
“Mad as a hatter” - In and century England, mercury was used in making felt for hats. Workers in hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which eventually caused mercury poisoning in some, resulting in dementia.
Matilde Moisant, was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets throughout the US and Mexico until the early spring of Pictured here, wearing a (pre-WWII) swastika brooch as a good luck charm.