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2012-07-16 09:26:28 AM  

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


That sounds like a euphemism for closing an episiotomy.
 
2012-07-16 09:27:20 AM  

intotheabyss81: TIL people have been taking creep pictures as long as there have been cameras


Yeah, but back then you really had to *WORK* to get those upskirt photos.
 
2012-07-16 09:30:00 AM  
I'll bet they WERE hot in all those clothes........especially in summer.
 
2012-07-16 09:52:59 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Wait a farkin minute. What is up with this gal's left forearm?
Artificial?
Doesn;t even look like a hand clutching the handbag strap.
 
2012-07-16 09:57:44 AM  
I was suffering from the hysteria until that nice Dr. Granville helped me to regain my swagger.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-07-16 10:01:33 AM  

HairBolus: One thing outstanding in those photos was how much hats were a social signifier - that you could tell the class of a person by just looking at their hat.

No proper person would dare go outside without a hat because they might be mistaken for a poor person who couldn't afford a badge to indicate that they were not poor.


I was just thinking the other day that nobody wears hats anymore, other then the occasional baseball hat or hipsters wearing cabbie hat.

Maybe I should get a fedora in hopes it would catch on again.
 
2012-07-16 10:04:51 AM  

dennysgod: I was just thinking the other day that nobody wears hats anymore, other then the occasional baseball hat or hipsters wearing cabbie hat.


Curse you, Kennedy!
 
2012-07-16 10:07:11 AM  
All that ridiculous flouncy fabric, heavy hair, and sensible shoes; no wonder the 1920s happened.
 
2012-07-16 10:10:38 AM  

PunGent: 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.

The birth control thing would've been possible, but tricky...the real problem was ignorance, since things like the sponge and IUD predate Christianity, but get made illegal and are NOT discussed. Not sure when condoms came in, but at that point you're still talking sheep intestine I think...


Yes, sheep intestine condoms were available but also diaphrams (first modern type one was invented in the 1880's). Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood who is probably spinning a mile a minute in her grave today) was importing them from Europe. It eventually got easier when Prohibition was passed because she could use the wine smuggler connections.
 
2012-07-16 10:16:00 AM  

loki see loki do: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 310x548]

Wait a farkin minute. What is up with this gal's left forearm?
Artificial?
Doesn;t even look like a hand clutching the handbag strap.


It is a paper sleeve. People who worked as clerks, secretaries, etc. wore them to protect their clothing from the ink that might not be completely dry. I'm guessing this young lady is on a lunch break
 
2012-07-16 10:23:28 AM  
The thing that strikes me the most about these is just how relaxed everyone looks. If all you see is the stuffy, formal, studio portraits, you'd think nobody in that era even had a waist for all the good it did them. And of course, actors portraying those people pick up the stiffness, which just enforces it for us.

These people, by their bearing, are about as relaxed as anyone you'd see today.

It's the same issue that makes people think that all the clothing was muted, faded, and kind of brown, because when you look at material that's been around for 100 years, it fades and browns. No, the world was not entirely sepia-toned at the time.
 
2012-07-16 10:30:41 AM  

johneee: It's the same issue that makes people think that all the clothing was muted, faded, and kind of brown, because when you look at material that's been around for 100 years, it fades and browns. No, the world was not entirely sepia-toned at the time.


Well, actually....

www.reoiv.com
 
2012-07-16 10:30:47 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.


Yeah...I'm gonna have to disagree. I get MY time machine, Hitler's gonna live, because I'd only have one thing on MY mind:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Bacall
 
2012-07-16 10:33:25 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 a piano from The World's Columbian Exposition. I have all the name plates and serial numbers but it was ruined as a piano so I ... er... repurposed it.

www.macmeisters.comwww.macmeisters.com
 
2012-07-16 10:37:58 AM  
Were they all on their way to the stupid hat convention?
 
2012-07-16 10:44:31 AM  

PunGent: 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.

The birth control thing would've been possible, but tricky...the real problem was ignorance, since things like the sponge and IUD predate Christianity, but get made illegal and are NOT discussed. Not sure when condoms came in, but at that point you're still talking sheep intestine I think...


The blowjob is eternal. At least until women start puking babies.
 
2012-07-16 10:45:13 AM  

Majick Thise: 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 a piano from The World's Columbian Exposition. I have all the name plates and serial numbers but it was ruined as a piano so I ... er... repurposed it.

[www.macmeisters.com image 144x144][www.macmeisters.com image 144x144]


Very cool, but hard to see from the small picture.

Email it to me, please?

/bats eyes
 
2012-07-16 10:47:59 AM  

catmandu: PunGent: 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.

The birth control thing would've been possible, but tricky...the real problem was ignorance, since things like the sponge and IUD predate Christianity, but get made illegal and are NOT discussed. Not sure when condoms came in, but at that point you're still talking sheep intestine I think...

Yes, sheep intestine condoms were available but also diaphrams (first modern type one was invented in the 1880's). Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood who is probably spinning a mile a minute in her grave today) was importing them from Europe. It eventually got easier when Prohibition was passed because she could use the wine smuggler connections.


Early rubber condoms were available too, though unpleasant to use and pretty expensive. Douching was one of the most popular methods and was often used in conjuncture with diaphragms, condoms, withdrawal, or iuds. Abortions before "quickening" did not have as great a stigma as one would think. Honestly, I roll my eyes whenever people think there was no bc in the 19th century or earlier. The number of children per family was going down at a remarkably fast rate, and despite common ideas about Victorians, they were obsessed with sex. Analysis of diaries and other primary source documents demonstrate the intercourse frequency was on par with modern times. Your great-great-grandma liked to get it on, and get it on a lot.
 
2012-07-16 10:52:47 AM  

Portia: Your great-great-grandma liked to get it on, and get it on a lot.


Still does, bless her heart.
 
2012-07-16 10:55:19 AM  
the super vast majority of pics in the late 1800s and early 1900s shows exactly 0 fatties.

what's worse: a super fatty or a hot body but with a slight amount of body order?
 
2012-07-16 11:01:48 AM  

teylix: the super vast majority of pics in the late 1800s and early 1900s shows exactly 0 fatties.

what's worse: a super fatty or a hot body but with a slight amount of body order?


Oh there were fatties....who do you think got the "thin" ones into those clothes, then did all the real work while the ladies in these pictures played parlor games and told tales of ribaldry
 
2012-07-16 11:07:53 AM  
I agree with those who feel the clothing is stylish and it appears to be a glamorous age. What some forget though is that the reason they wore free flowing dresses at that time was for a practical reason: there were no public restrooms available in the the City until the 1920s. While men were more willing (and it was socially acceptable) to duck behind a tree or alley for relief, a proper woman would never consider it. Instead, women of standing and class would wear diapers for all but the briefest of trips into downtown. The long flowing skirts and dresses hid the bulky and uncomfortable diapers and were made of heavy fabrics that minimized the smell of stale urine and feces. Pictures don't convey this so it's quite easy to romanticize the era.
 
2012-07-16 11:08:18 AM  
 
2012-07-16 11:08:20 AM  

Gothnet: 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.


Yes and no. Shelley was really romantic horror -- and darn near the sole example. Horror as a genre took off with Frankenstein, although it arguably existed prior to that.

Wells wrote non-gothic Victorian horror.
 
2012-07-16 11:09:42 AM  

catmandu:
It is a paper sleeve. People who worked as clerks, secretaries, etc. wore them to protect their clothing from the ink that might not be completely dry. I'm guessing this young lady is on a lunch break


Cool. Thanks!

Certainly a better explanation than my 19th century Mega Man theory.
 
2012-07-16 11:15:14 AM  

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

That sounds like a euphemism for closing an episiotomy.


+1, I knew the comment was ripe for misinterpretation/euphemisms; but certainly hadn't considered the postpartum angle! Well done!
 
2012-07-16 11:16:57 AM  

Loud_Mouth_Soup: "Haters Gonna Hate"


[i.dailymail.co.uk image 470x680]


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that:)
 
2012-07-16 11:24:03 AM  

DmGdDawg: I agree with those who feel the clothing is stylish and it appears to be a glamorous age. What some forget though is that the reason they wore free flowing dresses at that time was for a practical reason: there were no public restrooms available in the the City until the 1920s. While men were more willing (and it was socially acceptable) to duck behind a tree or alley for relief, a proper woman would never consider it. Instead, women of standing and class would wear diapers for all but the briefest of trips into downtown. The long flowing skirts and dresses hid the bulky and uncomfortable diapers and were made of heavy fabrics that minimized the smell of stale urine and feces. Pictures don't convey this so it's quite easy to romanticize the era.


Ahem.

James B. Clow installed bathrooms in 32 locations throughout the fairgrounds and later maintained that his were the first pay toilets. Even though bathrooms were provided by the Exposition on the Fair grounds, the Clow Co. provided a better class of bathroom.

Behold the power of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893.
 
2012-07-16 11:30:18 AM  
Can't tell if knees too sharp.
 
2012-07-16 11:51:10 AM  
 
2012-07-16 12:05:19 PM  

Grables'Daughter: Majick Thise: 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 a piano from The World's Columbian Exposition. I have all the name plates and serial numbers but it was ruined as a piano so I ... er... repurposed it.

[www.macmeisters.com image 144x144][www.macmeisters.com image 144x144]

Very cool, but hard to see from the small picture.

Email it to me, please?

/bats eyes


I'm in your box... err.. well .. I mean check your inbox
 
2012-07-16 12:08:48 PM  

perigee: HARCOURT FENTON MUDD! What have you been up to? Nothing good, I'm sure. Well, let me tell you, you lazy, good-for-nothing
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 310x481]
Thing... thing...thing...


+1 and you owe me a new monitor.
 
2012-07-16 12:19:05 PM  

DmGdDawg: I agree with those who feel the clothing is stylish and it appears to be a glamorous age. What some forget though is that the reason they wore free flowing dresses at that time was for a practical reason: there were no public restrooms available in the the City until the 1920s. While men were more willing (and it was socially acceptable) to duck behind a tree or alley for relief, a proper woman would never consider it. Instead, women of standing and class would wear diapers for all but the briefest of trips into downtown. The long flowing skirts and dresses hid the bulky and uncomfortable diapers and were made of heavy fabrics that minimized the smell of stale urine and feces. Pictures don't convey this so it's quite easy to romanticize the era.


Uh...do you have a source for that? Because I've read a LOT of history - including quite a bit on the Victorian and Edwardian pre-WWI era - and I have never heard of anything remotely like this. So I'm gonna have to call shenanigans.
 
2012-07-16 12:20:15 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-16 12:30:50 PM  
If it weren't for the dresses, I don't think I could have identified any of those people in the pics as females. Iiiiick.
 
2012-07-16 12:36:30 PM  

McManus_brothers: DmGdDawg: I agree with those who feel the clothing is stylish and it appears to be a glamorous age. What some forget though is that the reason they wore free flowing dresses at that time was for a practical reason: there were no public restrooms available in the the City until the 1920s. While men were more willing (and it was socially acceptable) to duck behind a tree or alley for relief, a proper woman would never consider it. Instead, women of standing and class would wear diapers for all but the briefest of trips into downtown. The long flowing skirts and dresses hid the bulky and uncomfortable diapers and were made of heavy fabrics that minimized the smell of stale urine and feces. Pictures don't convey this so it's quite easy to romanticize the era.

Uh...do you have a source for that? Because I've read a LOT of history - including quite a bit on the Victorian and Edwardian pre-WWI era - and I have never heard of anything remotely like this. So I'm gonna have to call shenanigans.


thewolfmancometh.files.wordpress.com

Norsk vennligst
 
2012-07-16 12:44:05 PM  

dittybopper: McManus_brothers: DmGdDawg: I agree with those who feel the clothing is stylish and it appears to be a glamorous age. What some forget though is that the reason they wore free flowing dresses at that time was for a practical reason: there were no public restrooms available in the the City until the 1920s. While men were more willing (and it was socially acceptable) to duck behind a tree or alley for relief, a proper woman would never consider it. Instead, women of standing and class would wear diapers for all but the briefest of trips into downtown. The long flowing skirts and dresses hid the bulky and uncomfortable diapers and were made of heavy fabrics that minimized the smell of stale urine and feces. Pictures don't convey this so it's quite easy to romanticize the era.

Uh...do you have a source for that? Because I've read a LOT of history - including quite a bit on the Victorian and Edwardian pre-WWI era - and I have never heard of anything remotely like this. So I'm gonna have to call shenanigans.

[thewolfmancometh.files.wordpress.com image 630x354]

Norsk vennligst


Friendly Norwegian shenanigans? I am confuse, and like the McManus Brothers, I have never heard such lurid tales of be-diapered Victorian ladies, at least not as standard practice. Recreationally, perhaps.
 
2012-07-16 12:48:49 PM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: Friendly Norwegian shenanigans? I am confuse, and like the McManus Brothers, I have never heard such lurid tales of be-diapered Victorian ladies, at least not as standard practice. Recreationally, perhaps.


I was using Hans, the Troll Hunter, to subtly point out that DmGdDawg was trolling, and that you bit.
 
2012-07-16 12:51:57 PM  

catmandu: PunGent: 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.

The birth control thing would've been possible, but tricky...the real problem was ignorance, since things like the sponge and IUD predate Christianity, but get made illegal and are NOT discussed. Not sure when condoms came in, but at that point you're still talking sheep intestine I think...

Yes, sheep intestine condoms were available but also diaphrams (first modern type one was invented in the 1880's). Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood who is probably spinning a mile a minute in her grave today) was importing them from Europe. It eventually got easier when Prohibition was passed because she could use the wine smuggler connections.


They still make them out of lamb skin today.

They did make ones out of rubber (as in from rubber trees) that were re-usable.
 
2012-07-16 12:53:15 PM  

DmGdDawg: I agree with those who feel the clothing is stylish and it appears to be a glamorous age. What some forget though is that the reason they wore free flowing dresses at that time was for a practical reason: there were no public restrooms available in the the City until the 1920s. While men were more willing (and it was socially acceptable) to duck behind a tree or alley for relief, a proper woman would never consider it. Instead, women of standing and class would wear diapers for all but the briefest of trips into downtown. The long flowing skirts and dresses hid the bulky and uncomfortable diapers and were made of heavy fabrics that minimized the smell of stale urine and feces. Pictures don't convey this so it's quite easy to romanticize the era.


And they didn't shave thier legs.
 
2012-07-16 01:40:43 PM  

mcreadyblue: DmGdDawg: I agree with those who feel the clothing is stylish and it appears to be a glamorous age. What some forget though is that the reason they wore free flowing dresses at that time was for a practical reason: there were no public restrooms available in the the City until the 1920s. While men were more willing (and it was socially acceptable) to duck behind a tree or alley for relief, a proper woman would never consider it. Instead, women of standing and class would wear diapers for all but the briefest of trips into downtown. The long flowing skirts and dresses hid the bulky and uncomfortable diapers and were made of heavy fabrics that minimized the smell of stale urine and feces. Pictures don't convey this so it's quite easy to romanticize the era.

And they didn't shave thier legs.


Are you sure? NSFW
 
2012-07-16 01:44:11 PM  
no birth control, no big deal. Accuse her of being loose and how she's lying and she gets sent away. No antibiotics and syphillis or chlamydia?....Now THERE'S a problem.
 
2012-07-16 02:00:17 PM  
Here Subby, FTFY! NSFW

Link
 
2012-07-16 02:16:03 PM  

mcreadyblue: And they didn't shave thier legs.


Crotch shaving was started by prostitutes as a treatment and preventative for pubic lice (crabs). Being shaved indicated a prostitute and thus merkins (pubic wigs) were invented to make bald prostitutes appear normal and not someone who had been infected.
 
2012-07-16 02:26:59 PM  

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.



There you go all hottin yourself up in my eyes again. There really is nothing better than geekhot.
 
2012-07-16 02:38:11 PM  

00batou: NSFW: Videos from Polissons et galipettes

/oblig


That stuff is absolutely fantastic!
 
2012-07-16 02:46:18 PM  

dittybopper: intotheabyss81: TIL people have been taking creep pictures as long as there have been cameras

Yeah, but back then you really had to *WORK* to get those upskirt photos.


Oh, hai guyz! Is this where I can find the traditional Monday Fark up skirt thread??

/really want that to be a thing
 
2012-07-16 02:50:24 PM  

Grables'Daughter: 00batou: NSFW: Videos from Polissons et galipettes

/oblig

That stuff is absolutely fantastic!


Yeah and a bit startling/unexpected in many cases... I was a bit flabbergasted the first time I saw it.
 
2012-07-16 03:04:50 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: 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.


So you think the clothing of the era looks good, and would like to wear it, but only if there aren't as many other people who think that the clothing looks good.

That's kind of douchey.
 
2012-07-16 03:57:06 PM  
But were they wearing directoire knickers and can you describe them to me in great detail?
 
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