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"Woman with Big Hat", early 1910’s
Prince and Princess Fushimi, ca early 1910’s Japan
This appears to be Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu (1875-1946) and Princess Tokugawa Tsuneko (1882-1939).

Prince and Princess Fushimi, ca early 1910’s Japan

This appears to be Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu (1875-1946) and Princess Tokugawa Tsuneko (1882-1939).

to the anon asking about shoes, class/wealth is going to play a bigger factor in what she's wearing than age or marital status - or at least how many pairs she owns and how often she changes them. slip on pumps were most common shoes in the 1880's, but there are also lace-up and button up boots and latchet pumps towards the end of the decade. best thing to do might be to look through some museum archives at shoes from that era, although all the surviving examples will be quite expensive shoes brsis
Mrs Thomas Burke, ca 1910
To that last anon - I would imagine she would have just worn boots. fripperiesandfobs
Eleanor Wilson, early 1910’s
Mrs Edward B McLean, early 1910’s
Hi - me again - year 1882-1883 young single woman aged 22years stepping onto a sailing for a three month journey from Scotland to Australia - what type of shoes would she have worn and if laced what type?? really appreciate your valued answer - regards Cheryl Australia Anonymous

I actually have no idea what type of shoes women would have worn sailing.  Does anyone know?

I am going to a russian pre-revolution costume party, what should I wear. Its supposed to be in the times of the tsarina and the tsar Anonymous

That’s a little vague because it covers the period from 1547 to 1721 or 1917.  You could check out my Russia tag for ideas.  Wearing Russian ethnic or court dress might be ideal.

"Bunch of sweet peas" fancy dress, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Illustration No. 42.) The skirt of the rasse terre length, is made of white satin, and so is the full bodice, both entirely covered with sweet-pea stalks, tied in a bunch at the side, to form the girdle.  The flowers border the top of the bodice and constitute the sleeves, and a pretty satin hat is fashioned after the form of the flower.  Long gloves are ruffled on the arm, sweet peas figure on the fan, and black shoes and white silk stockings complete the costume.

"Bunch of sweet peas" fancy dress, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Illustration No. 42.) The skirt of the rasse terre length, is made of white satin, and so is the full bodice, both entirely covered with sweet-pea stalks, tied in a bunch at the side, to form the girdle.  The flowers border the top of the bodice and constitute the sleeves, and a pretty satin hat is fashioned after the form of the flower.  Long gloves are ruffled on the arm, sweet peas figure on the fan, and black shoes and white silk stockings complete the costume.

New Woman fancy dress, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Illustration, Fig. 29.) She wears a cloth tailor-made gown, and her bicycle is pourtrayed in front of it, together with the Sporting Times and her golf club; she carries her betting book and her latch-key at her side, her gun is slung across her shoulder, and her pretty Tam o’ Shanter is surmounted by a bicycle lamp.  She has gaiters to her patent leather shoes, and is armed at all points for conquest.

This girl CAN. NOT. BE. STOPPED!!

New Woman fancy dress, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Illustration, Fig. 29.) She wears a cloth tailor-made gown, and her bicycle is pourtrayed in front of it, together with the Sporting Times and her golf club; she carries her betting book and her latch-key at her side, her gun is slung across her shoulder, and her pretty Tam o’ Shanter is surmounted by a bicycle lamp.  She has gaiters to her patent leather shoes, and is armed at all points for conquest.

This girl CAN. NOT. BE. STOPPED!!

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