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2012-07-16 01:51:46 AM  
So this is basically what street fashion blogging looked like in the 1900's? Cool.
 
2012-07-16 01:52:29 AM  

Ambivalence: Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.

The clothes are nice and the era has a romantic feel to it but:

1) No antibiotics
2) No birth control
3) No or little indoor plumbing
4) No cars (horse shiat everywhere)
5) Women didn't have equal rights.

I think I'd pass living there. I wouldn't mind if the fashions came back around but...no.


Don't forget how bad dentistry was back then.
 
2012-07-16 01:54:08 AM  

ultraholland: some_beer_drinker: i think i saw an ankle.

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wiw.org
"Yarr, and not a looker in the bunch!"
 
2012-07-16 01:59:08 AM  
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2012-07-16 02:07:42 AM  

aerojockey: GF named my left testicle thundercles: how about we speed the clock up by 40 years to the woman to pretty much set the bar for hotness.

Ugh, never was there a decade with worse taste in women and style than the 1940s, and I'm including the 70s. I'll take the suffragette look any day of the week.


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idk man. there are still men in there 20s who fap to her 60+ years after the fact. she was major national news when she died. people still make art and tattoos of her. thats a pretty serious legacy. but to each his own i guess.
 
2012-07-16 02:07:42 AM  

FishyFred: Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.

Do you do steampunk cosplay? I have a couple of friends who are super into it. I'm not, but I am into watches and I recently saw this. (pops) I needed to stop myself from buying it.

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UNF

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA
 
2012-07-16 02:10:40 AM  
Some of the ladies looked quite nice.

But for things to really take off, we need to fast forward, though not so far as the '50s.

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2012-07-16 02:14:01 AM  

Now I Is!:
/Also why goth is a misnomer
//Not that changing terms now would cause anything but confusion


I'm under the impression that Goth as applied to the music and the fashion movement was referring to Gothic fiction (popular in the 1950s, etc), not the Goths as in the old Germanic tribe. In which case overwrought costumes with loads of unnecessary accoutrements and an incredibly affected air of misery (or whatever) along with excessive makeup actually seems, y'know, pretty appropriate. Gothic horror is to horror what a book of puns about farting is to comedy, sort of the teen lit version of the genre. Same with Gothic romance.
 
2012-07-16 02:15:10 AM  
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I believe this gentleman is on his way to the Ministry of Silly Walks...
 
2012-07-16 02:16:20 AM  
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bringin' the heat 107 years later. Damn.
 
2012-07-16 02:16:37 AM  
Nice, but no Florence Nightingale.

/Buglers represent!
 
2012-07-16 02:18:23 AM  
Who wouldn't want to wear pounds of clothing during the summer? I imagine everyone back then spent most of their time sweating.
 
2012-07-16 02:22:39 AM  
Ugh, I had a bunch of references on why corsets are not the torture chambers modern people think they were, but I managed to erase it. Anyway, the gist of it was that a.) There are lot of cherished myths about corsets and b.) There are always dumb people that crank the fashion up to 11 and injure themselves in the name of fashion.

Now, time to get some rest before this corset does me harm because I'm banging my head against the wall trying to the boning channels stitched in just right.
 
2012-07-16 02:23:51 AM  
I like it but prefer mid-19th century womerns if I had a time machine.
 
2012-07-16 02:27:40 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Now I Is!:
/Also why goth is a misnomer
//Not that changing terms now would cause anything but confusion

I'm under the impression that Goth as applied to the music and the fashion movement was referring to Gothic fiction (popular in the 1950s, etc), not the Goths as in the old Germanic tribe. In which case overwrought costumes with loads of unnecessary accoutrements and an incredibly affected air of misery (or whatever) along with excessive makeup actually seems, y'know, pretty appropriate. Gothic horror is to horror what a book of puns about farting is to comedy, sort of the teen lit version of the genre. Same with Gothic romance.


Umm, no. Gothic horror is the progenitor of all horror, unless you consider Poe, Lovecraft, Byron, Shelley and Stoker to be the equivalent of fart jokes. in fact it tends to be the more sophisticated end of it compared to more modern horro. Now, if you want to talk about Goth horror, like Poppy Z Brite et al, you may be on to something.

Goth as a dress code harks back to victorian and other types of dress, mixed in with 80s punk and new romantic. And if you think goths are all miserable (or affecting misery), you've never been to a goth picnic... Goth is pretty much a big game of dress-up (or dress-up-and-get-wasted) that, yes, a few people take far too seriously. Or that's how it was in the UK when last I looked.
 
2012-07-16 02:30:42 AM  

optional: But for things to really take off, we need to fast forward, though not so far as the '50s.

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that's a fapper from the 20s-30s.

/i meant flapper
//i like the cut of her jib, however
 
2012-07-16 02:52:07 AM  

Ambivalence: Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.

The clothes are nice and the era has a romantic feel to it but:

1) No antibiotics
2) No birth control
3) No or little indoor plumbing
4) No cars (horse shiat everywhere)
5) Women didn't have equal rights.
6) Serial torture-killer boarding houses.


FTFY.
 
2012-07-16 03:08:22 AM  

Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.


That is quite interesting. I do have a similar fascination with the 1939 World's Fair as the last great burst of modernist optimism and hope before it was shattered by the Second World War - particularly the brilliant American designer Norman Bel Geddes Futurama exhibit for General Motors.

www.influx.co.uk

Glorious.

Lord Dimwit: One of my hobbies is interactive fiction. One of the more interesting games to come out in the last few years was set at the Exposition. You should check it out:http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1893:_A_World%27s_Fair_Mystery


Ah yes, interactive fiction is glorious. I adored the classics from Infocom, Level 9 and Delta 4. I've played a few of the modern games and love the way that in many cases the authors have chosen to emphasise plot, character and experimental design. I've sort of forgotten about them in my frustrated search for a functional portable platform to play them on but now that you've reminded me I'm certain to pick them up again somewhere.
 
2012-07-16 03:18:36 AM  
One day I want some old-fashioned suits that they wore in those days, but I think I need to age a bit before I wouldn't look like a confused hipster.
The steampunk fad can't go away fast enough.
 
2012-07-16 03:30:51 AM  

GF named my left testicle thundercles: aerojockey: GF named my left testicle thundercles: how about we speed the clock up by 40 years to the woman to pretty much set the bar for hotness.

Ugh, never was there a decade with worse taste in women and style than the 1940s, and I'm including the 70s. I'll take the suffragette look any day of the week.

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idk man. there are still men in there 20s who fap to her 60+ years after the fact. she was major national news when she died. people still make art and tattoos of her. thats a pretty serious legacy. but to each his own i guess.


Ah, but Bettie Page was the 1950s.

This was 1940s Bettie...

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She didn't get the... well... Bettie Page look until '49 or '50.
 
2012-07-16 03:38:14 AM  

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bringin' the heat 107 years later. Damn.


Definitely. There are some curves under that skirt. Unwrapping the package is half the fun...
 
2012-07-16 04:00:24 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Glorious.


What's kinda of freaky is how well Bel Geddes actually predicted the future in that design.
 
2012-07-16 04:48:37 AM  

Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.


I have an old coin from that Exposition. Yes I am a nerd coin collector.
 
2012-07-16 04:56:53 AM  
For those who enjoy looking at these kinds of photos, I highly recommend you track down "Electric Edwardians". Its about 40+ mins (I think) of footage from travelling filmakers/projectionsts, It was common practice at the time to film locals of the city they would be screening other movies in, as a way to get them in the door. It's a fascinating record of daily life, IMO.

Longest streaming video I could find is hereL Electric Edwardians (pops).

Also, people like to say we've all got our noses in our smartphones like it's a new phenomena - pre-cell I used to walk around reading just like those ladies in the article. Only difference is you're less likely to be run over by a horse.
 
2012-07-16 05:01:50 AM  
and no atomic bomb...
 
2012-07-16 05:19:40 AM  

aerojockey: GF named my left testicle thundercles: how about we speed the clock up by 40 years to the woman to pretty much set the bar for hotness.

Ugh, never was there a decade with worse taste in women and style than the 1940s, and I'm including the 70s. I'll take the suffragette look any day of the week.


Really? You'd take this . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .over this?
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I'm guessing people don't often ask you for fashion advice, lol


geekbikerskum: BodaciousTease: Have you worn a properly fitted corset?

A number of my well-endowed female friends swear that a properly-fitted corset is more comfortable than a bra.


I'm not sure that's a fair comparison -- I'd imagine that modern corsets use better materials and are designed more to be supportive and comfortable rather than to squeeze one's waist, diaphragm, and nearby internal organs into as compact a volume as possible.
 
2012-07-16 05:56:37 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Glorious


For shareholders in Ford, GM, Exxon, etc. maybe.
 
2012-07-16 06:47:51 AM  

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Is that Doc Brown's love interest?
 
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2012-07-16 07:03:09 AM  
The 20's ruled!

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2012-07-16 07:03:43 AM  

Ambivalence: Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.

The clothes are nice and the era has a romantic feel to it but:

1) No antibiotics
2) No birth control
3) No or little indoor plumbing
4) No cars (horse shiat everywhere)
5) Women didn't have equal rights.

I think I'd pass living there. I wouldn't mind if the fashions came back around but...no.


Just the presence of the horses made the difference. After reading H.L. Mencken's essay Baltimore in the Eighties, I'll never complain about the internal combustion engine again.
 
2012-07-16 07:10:58 AM  
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Great read, available on Amazon. Screw false nostalgia.
 
2012-07-16 07:28:43 AM  

BodaciousTease: I'm banging my head against the wall trying to the boning channels stitched in just right.


I'll bone your channel all night long honey
 
2012-07-16 07:32:42 AM  

Lord Dimwit: One of my hobbies is interactive fiction.


Interactive friction? Giggity!
 
2012-07-16 07:48:21 AM  

Grables'Daughter: coco ebert: Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.

Have you read Devil in the White City? Great read.

Yes, of course I have.

I have actually read every book available about the fair, and have quite a collection of items from it.

Some pretty significant ones, actually.


What's the nature of your karmic or spiritual connection with that event?
 
2012-07-16 07:51:28 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Grables'Daughter: coco ebert: Grables'Daughter: I would have liked to have lived in that era.

My hobby is The World's Columbian Exposition - the World's fair of Chicago in 1893.

I love the fashions... everything from that era. I am fascinated by it.

Have you read Devil in the White City? Great read.

Yes, of course I have.

I have actually read every book available about the fair, and have quite a collection of items from it.

Some pretty significant ones, actually.

What's the nature of your karmic or spiritual connection with that event?


I don't know, really. I am just drawn to it. I read everything that I can about it.
 
2012-07-16 07:52:05 AM  

Buffet: DAMN those are some UGLY Farking b*i*t*c*h*e*s!!!
They could serve as the poster girls for birth control! Most of their faces look like the witch in the Wizard of Oz.
I may puke.


It's England. Not much has changed in 100 years.
 
2012-07-16 07:55:48 AM  

optional: Some of the ladies looked quite nice.

But for things to really take off, we need to fast forward, though not so far as the '50s.

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Katie Holmes, vampiress.
 
2012-07-16 08:00:33 AM  
HARCOURT FENTON MUDD! What have you been up to? Nothing good, I'm sure. Well, let me tell you, you lazy, good-for-nothing
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Thing... thing...thing...
 
2012-07-16 08:02:41 AM  
Going to the toilet in those long voluminous skirts must have been agony (and messy), especially since the toilets themselves were often primitive.
 
2012-07-16 08:09:50 AM  
Until I read the "Why are there pants" link a couple days ago, I didn't know there had been a thing called the Sensible Dress Movement. Although some women can make it work, ten pounds is not the optimal weight for an outfit.
 
2012-07-16 08:14:08 AM  
And all now dead, dry bones in the ground.
 
2012-07-16 08:24:57 AM  
FILTHY UNWHOLESOME WHORES THE LOT OF THEM. SHOWING OFF THEIR ANKLES, JUST LIKE IN SODOM.
 
2012-07-16 08:38:48 AM  
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"Goodness gracious me, have you met that new man at the pharmacy, H.H. Holmes? They say he's a doctor! he is the warmest, kindest, most wonderful man I've ever met. And do you know what? He asked me out for a bicycle ride! After that, who knows? I forgot to tell mother where I was going, silly me, but no use fretting about that now."
 
2012-07-16 08:42:53 AM  

some_beer_drinker: i think i saw an ankle. nah...just wishful thinking


I think I did as well....
 
2012-07-16 08:43:04 AM  

Shrinkwrap: Who wouldn't want to wear pounds of clothing during the summer? I imagine everyone back then spent most of their time sweating.


Funny, considering how hard we've worked to replace pounds of clothing with tens of pounds of tank-ass. The clothing was removable. The tank-ass- not so much.
 
2012-07-16 08:50:56 AM  

aerojockey: GF named my left testicle thundercles: how about we speed the clock up by 40 years to the woman to pretty much set the bar for hotness.

Ugh, never was there a decade with worse taste in women and style than the 1940s, and I'm including the 70s. I'll take the suffragette look any day of the week.


Well there is absolutely no accounting for taste.

/you sound like you are a millennial.
 
2012-07-16 09:02:50 AM  
Wow, all of those people are dead now.
 
2012-07-16 09:06:44 AM  
... 1) No antibiotics
2) No birth control
3) No or little indoor plumbing
4) No cars (horse shiat everywhere)
5) Women didn't have equal rights.


No tattoos or face piercings - Yea!
 
2012-07-16 09:13:46 AM  
TIL people have been taking creep pictures as long as there have been cameras
 
2012-07-16 09:19:29 AM  

The water was cold: ... 1) No antibiotics
2) No birth control
3) No or little indoor plumbing
4) No cars (horse shiat everywhere)
5) Women didn't have equal rights.

No tattoos or face piercings - Yea!


No shaved pits, legs, or bush. Boo.

/You take the good, you take the bad
//You take it all and there you have the facts of life.
 
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