i did not realize that Karen over at The Graphics Fairy, that wonderful purveyor of free downloadable graphics, has an entire label devoted to original victorian ephemera.
you can see it here:
The Graphics Fairy: Victorian Fashion.
…and other nostrums, rostrums, bromides, snake oils, patent medicines and every sort of historical quackery, from Time Out Of Mind.
from one of my favorite blogs, The Quack Doctor.
i think this would make a nice ornament for my psychologist friends, if i had a few days to recreate a couple of them, and good aging practice for me.
on a more positive note, i quite like this shop:
Silhouettes Prints Ephemera Original Arts & by BarkingMadArts.
authentic nineteenth-century patterns based on authentic garments from the state historical society of Wisconsin’s historical garment collection. might be nice for a late fall piece, perhaps with a Mucha-esque headdress. oh, Rossetti!
in other news, still working on a looksheet for my summer ensemble and trying not to get distracted by Le Pacte des Loups.