(above left) 1950s crinoline cage
An (Illustrated) History of the Crinolined Hoopskirt
a 1940's paper doll book (#1744)
From Lasse S.
(above) Poor lady -- and so embarrassing! Tessy has only sympathy for the lady in this old drawing.
One would think that the ladies would have soon empathy, but, oddly, they are smirking as well!
(above) from Le Frou Frou (1900)
(above) An early 20th century risqué gala
Ballerina, cancan, froufrou --what more could a Poufie want?
DiDi: "The focus of
the below picture is actually the
cats. That's 'Chessie' sleeping and her two kittens,
'Nip' and 'Tuck.' Chessie was the corporate
"Here are a couple more images you may find of interest; my favorite is the little girl in pale blue passing the Greenbrier resort (left)."