thecivilwarparlor:

Mary Todd Lincoln
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, the wife of the president was only 5′-2″ tall. With the President being 6 feet 3.75 inches tall, usually reported as an exact 6’4.. the difference between the two was a considerable 14 inches. That stovepipe hat just made him a whole lot taller. 
Photo National Archives
http://awesometalks.wordpress.com/did-you-know-abraham-lincoln-summary/

thecivilwarparlor:

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, the wife of the president was only 5′-2″ tall. With the President being 6 feet 3.75 inches tall, usually reported as an exact 6’4.. the difference between the two was a considerable 14 inches. That stovepipe hat just made him a whole lot taller.

Photo National Archives

http://awesometalks.wordpress.com/did-you-know-abraham-lincoln-summary/

(via southcarolinadove)

thehystericalsociety:

Lillian Russell, American actress and singer - 1893 - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

Lillian Russell, American actress and singer - 1893 - (Via)

(via vintage-impressions)

history-of-fashion:

1848 Hand-coloured daguerreotype of Prince Albert

history-of-fashion:

1848 Hand-coloured daguerreotype of Prince Albert

chubachus:

Portrait of famed photographer Mathew Brady posing with his wife, Juliet (left), and a Mrs. Haggerty (right), who is believed to be his sister, c. 1851.
Source 1.
Source 2.

chubachus:

Portrait of famed photographer Mathew Brady posing with his wife, Juliet (left), and a Mrs. Haggerty (right), who is believed to be his sister, c. 1851.

Source 1.

Source 2.

jeannepompadour:

Empress Elisabeth of Austria wearing a large crinoline dress, 1862

(via 1901-a-space-odyssey)

nyhistory:

July 22, 1849: New York City native and poet Emma Lazarus, best remembered for “The New Colossus,” her sonnet to the Statue of Liberty, is born.
T. Johnson, Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), 1888. Engraving. New-YOrk Historical Society # 58130

nyhistory:

July 22, 1849: New York City native and poet Emma Lazarus, best remembered for “The New Colossus,” her sonnet to the Statue of Liberty, is born.

T. Johnson, Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), 1888. Engraving. New-YOrk Historical Society # 58130

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