Lyon, France-- knew I recognized this tower. There's a lion in the yard, too.

Lyon, France-- knew I recognized this tower. There's a lion in the yard, too.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS  Just a close up of the back and front of this great beaded dress.  Dress, ca 1910, Silk

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS Just a close up of the back and front of this great beaded dress. Dress, ca 1910, Silk

The Regency table (of the upper classes) laid for a dinner party. A recreation by food historian Ivan Day, Historic Food, http://www.historicfood.com/portal.htm

The Regency table (of the upper classes) laid for a dinner party. A recreation by food historian Ivan Day, Historic Food, http://www.historicfood.com/portal.htm

'Gloire de France' - Centifolia-Gallica hybrid rose

'Gloire de France' - Centifolia-Gallica hybrid rose

Georgie Lee - Writing to the Sound of Legos Clacking: The Middle Class in Regency England

The Middle Class in Regency England

Georgie Lee - Writing to the Sound of Legos Clacking: The Middle Class in Regency England

John Clarke as a Boy, by George Beare, 1743. Boys were dressed in skirts until they were "breeched"(put into breeches anywhere from age 4 or 5 to 7 yrs) but the toys and hat show that this child is definitely male. :) Note: Click on image and scroll to see more Beare paintings

John Clarke as a Boy, by George Beare, 1743. Boys were dressed in skirts until they were "breeched"(put into breeches anywhere from age 4 or 5 to 7 yrs) but the toys and hat show that this child is definitely male. :) Note: Click on image and scroll to see more Beare paintings

Lush Magazine fall issue  “Marie Antoinette”  photography by Bernard Tartinville

Lush Magazine fall issue “Marie Antoinette” photography by Bernard Tartinville

Comtesse de Rocquigny, a bourbon with good repeat bloom

Comtesse de Rocquigny, a bourbon with good repeat bloom

la france rose - reported to bloom even in 100+ heat

la france rose - reported to bloom even in 100+ heat

'Farewell' - See this 1800 drawing by Adam Buck Ashmolean Museum The theme of separation by a sea voyage was common during & after the Napoleonic wars when many young men left home for the Royal Navy.

'Farewell' - See this 1800 drawing by Adam Buck Ashmolean Museum The theme of separation by a sea voyage was common during & after the Napoleonic wars when many young men left home for the Royal Navy.

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