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Lillian Russell. A plus size beauty in the late 1800s. She was around 200 lb at the peak of her career. She was considered "The American Beauty." Lillian russell here to educate present day. how bout that.

Lillian Russell. A plus size beauty in the late 1800s. She was around 200 lb at the peak of her career. She was considered "The American Beauty." Lillian russell here to educate present day. how bout that.

Christian Dior, French 1905-1957,"Venus" ball gown, embroidered gray silk net, Fall-Winter 1949

Christian Dior, French 1905-1957,"Venus" ball gown, embroidered gray silk net, Fall-Winter 1949

The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London.    Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief.    The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.

Top 10 Historical Celtic Artifacts

The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief. The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.

Norse Magic

Norse Magic

♛Woman's Kimono (1923) by Erte (Romain de Tirtoff)

♛Woman's Kimono (1923) by Erte (Romain de Tirtoff)

DATING  about 1660  OTHER KEYWORDS  blackbirds  COLLECTION OF THE  Royal Armoury  INVENTORY NUMBER  31311 (3450)

DATING about 1660 OTHER KEYWORDS blackbirds COLLECTION OF THE Royal Armoury INVENTORY NUMBER 31311 (3450)

Back: Edwardian Evening Dress, 1912-1915, patterned silk velvet skirt, with lace and beadwork.

Back: Edwardian Evening Dress, 1912-1915, patterned silk velvet skirt, with lace and beadwork.

medicine chest, Vincenzo Giustiniani, the last Genoese governor of the Island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea, in the 1560s. On a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of Chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. The chest contains 126 drug bottles/pots.

medicine chest, Vincenzo Giustiniani, the last Genoese governor of the Island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea, in the 1560s. On a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of Chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. The chest contains 126 drug bottles/pots.

Viking

Viking

Selection of jewellery found at Hoen, Norway (gold and semi-precious stones), Viking, (9th century) / Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Selection of jewellery found at Hoen, Norway (gold and semi-precious stones), Viking, (9th century) / Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

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