23.7.17

Yeoman Warders outside the gates of the Tower of London 1898

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Les Yeomen Warders (également connu sous le terme de Beefeaters) forme le corps des gardes d'apparat de la tour de Londres. Ils sont nominalement chargés de la surveillance des prisonniers de la Tour et de la protection des joyaux de la Couronne britannique. En pratique, ils servent de guides aux visiteurs tout en étant eux-mêmes l'une des attractions de la tour.

The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. In principle they are responsible for looking after any prisoners in the Tower and safeguarding the British crown jewels; They have also conducted guided tours since the Victorian era.

18.7.17

Elizabeth Robbins Conwell

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Elizabeth Robbins Conwell (1841-1866), married Wm B. Russell in June 1859, resided in Sussex co., Delaware.

11.7.17

Gabrielle Ray by Foulsham & Banfield 1900s


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Gabrielle Ray (1883-1973) est une artiste anglaise.

Gabrielle Ray (1883-1973), was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies. Ray was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage and became one of the most photographed women in the world. In the first decade of the 20th century, she had a good career in musical theatre. After an unsuccessful marriage, however, she never recovered the fame that she had enjoyed. She spent many of her later years in mental hospitals.

7.7.17

Frida Kahlo during the last years of her life












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Frida Kahlo, née Magdalena Frida Carmen Kahlo Calderón (1907-1954) est une artiste peintre mexicaine. Tout au long de sa vie, elle garde une santé fragile, souffrant de poliomyélite depuis l'âge de six ans puis victime d'un grave accident de bus. Elle devra subir de nombreuses interventions chirurgicales. Après son accident, elle se forme elle-même à la peinture. Son art est influencé par différents mouvement tels le réalisme et le symbolisme.

Frida Kahlo, born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (1907-1954) was a Mexican painter, who mostly painted self-portraits. Inspired by Mexican popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicanidad movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a Surrealist or magical realist. Her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

6.7.17

Maude Fealy 1900s

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Maude Fealy (1883-1971) est une actrice américaine.

Maude Fealy (1883-1971) was an American stage and silent film actress whose career survived into the talkie era.

5.7.17

Geneviève Lantelme by Léopold-Émile Reutlinger

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Geneviève Lantelme (1883-1911) est une actrice française, une célébrité, une icône de la mode et une courtisane du début du XXe siècle. Considérée par ses contemporains comme une des plus belles femmes de la Belle Époque, sa disparition précoce et mystérieuse à 24 ans contribua à sa légende.

Geneviève Lantelme (1883-1911) was a French stage actress, socialite, fashion icon, and courtesan. Considered by her contemporaries to be one of the most beautiful women of the Belle Epoque and bearing a resemblance to American actress Ethel Barrymore, she is remembered for the mysterious circumstances of her death: on the night of July 24/25, 1911, she fell from the yacht of her husband, Alfred Edwards.

Léopold-Émile Reutlinger (1863-1937) est un photographe français.

Léopold-Émile Reutlinger (1863-1937) was a French photographer.

4.7.17

Geneviève Lantelme 1906

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Geneviève Lantelme (1883-1911) est une actrice française, une célébrité, une icône de la mode et une courtisane du début du XXe siècle. Considérée par ses contemporains comme une des plus belles femmes de la Belle Époque, sa disparition précoce et mystérieuse à 24 ans contribua à sa légende.

Geneviève Lantelme (1883-1911) was a French stage actress, socialite, fashion icon, and courtesan. Considered by her contemporaries to be one of the most beautiful women of the Belle Epoque and bearing a resemblance to American actress Ethel Barrymore, she is remembered for the mysterious circumstances of her death: on the night of July 24/25, 1911, she fell from the yacht of her husband, Alfred Edwards.

3.7.17

Lesley Ann Warren for Adolfo 1971

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Lesley Ann Warren, née en 1946, est une actrice américaine.

Lesley Ann Warren (born August 16, 1946) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1982 film Victor/Victoria.

25.6.17

Umm Kulthum







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Oum Kalthoum (1898-1975) est une chanteuse, musicienne et actrice égyptienne. Surnommée l'«Astre d'Orient», elle est considérée, quarante ans après sa mort, comme la plus grande chanteuse du monde arabe. Son engagement dans des œuvres caritatives lui valut le surnom de « cantatrice du peuple ».

Umm Kulthum (1898-1975)  was an internationally famous Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s. She was given the honorific title Kawkab al-Sharq ("Star of the East") in Arabic. Known for her extraordinary vocal ability and style, Umm Kulthum was one of the greatest and most influential Arab singers of the 20th century. She has sold over 80 million records worldwide.

19.6.17

Evelyn Nesbit

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Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967) est une danseuse de revue américaine. Attirant l'attention par sa beauté frappante, elle posa pour plusieurs artistes et photographes de renom. Elle est considérée comme l'une des Gibson Girls les plus marquantes. Sa notoriété lui vient principalement de son implication dans le meurtre de son ex-amant, l'architecte Stanford White, par son premier mari, Harry Kendall Thaw.

Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967) was a popular American chorus girl, an artists' model, and an actress.