Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Born Too Late

It's pictures like this that let me know I was definitely born in the wrong era.

 Look at the arms on this one. And the ankles! They look familiar (I say as I look down at mine).
I could totally work that hourglass shape, and honestly, it's a bit scary to see that I might actually resemble her. From face to thigh.
Here's the mummified bride. I'd look good too if they covered me with a body length white stocking and then put gauze over the top of me. I suppose this is a precursor to soft lighting.
But really, these photos show that our ideas of what makes a beautiful woman are totally out of whack.
And these photos are from the 1890s!
Anyway, if you want to get a good look at some more of these beauties (and I mean that in a totally non-snarky, I'm living in the wrong century kind of way where women have to be anorexic to be considered beautiful), head on over to Retronaut.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Great pictures! And to think they didn't even have HoHos and Oreos back then!