beautiful vintage ads
via Well Medicated
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (via observando)
damn straight stephen
Our favourite piece from Will Cotton’s show of cotton candy paintings at #RonchiniGallery regram from @jessicaamberley
Francisco Van Camp, 1875.
The photograph’s inscription describes her as Mestiza Sangley-Filipina, a term widely used in the 16th to 19th-century Spanish Philippines to differentiate ethnic Chinese from other types of island mestizos (such as those of mixed Indio and Spanish ancestry, who were much fewer in number.) The Chinese mestizos were granted the legal status of colonial subjects of Spain, with certain rights and privileges denied the pure-blooded Chinese immigrants (sangleys). Fresh-faced and all-natural with her hair flowing wildly, this black and white portrait is worlds away from the Victorian photography we normally see. What a beauty.
via Messy Nessy Chic
William Clark Wotner, Elegant Beauty
Daniele Tamagni, Gentlemen of Bacongo
Robert B Hass, flamingo formation
Sarah Lucas, Chicken Knickers
William Engel, Pink Triptych