A Dandy. J. Burlington Smith, Darjeeling, c. 1910. Collotype, Divided back. "I was carried to and from the hall in a primitive conveyance, called a “dandy”; it consists of a bit of canvas, fastened stoutly to an oblong frame of wood, terminating in a short pole at either end," writes Margaretta Catherine Reynolds, author of the fine memoir At home in India ; or Tâza-be-Tâza (1903). "The canvas forms a kind of hammock, in which one sits, being carried by the poles on the shoulders of two bearers, four of whom accompany each dandy; this mode of locomotion being by no means unpleasant." Another point of view, as Clare Danes notes in the book Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands (2017) writing about precisely this Paar postcard, refers to Saloni Mathur as seeing in "the white woman carried aloft in a dandy by local men, the 'natives' are literally the bearers of European civilisation embodied, in this instance, in female form" (p. 100). The word dandy itself, according to Hobson-Jobson, has multiple meanings, from a boatman in Gangetic rivers, with an origin in the Bengali dand, 'a staff or oar,' to a type of ascetic who carries a small wand or Dand. For a third meaning, the dandy pictured here, they write: "Same spelling, and same etymology. A kind of vehicle used in the Himālaya, consisting of a strong cloth slung like a hammock to a bamboo staff, and carried by two (or more) men. The traveller can either sit sideways, or lie on his back. It is much the same as the Malabar muncheel (q.v.), [and P. della Valle describes a similar vehicle which he says the Portuguese call Rete (Hak. Soc. i. 183)]. [1875. -- "The nearest approach to travelling in a dandi I can think of, is sitting in a half-reefed top-sail in a storm, with the head and shoulders above the yard."-<-> Wilson, Abode of Snow, 103." (p. 296). One stick, many worlds. #darjeeling#darjeeling_diaries#darjeelingtips#darjeelingtea#postcard#postcards#vintagepostcard#india#bengal#hillstationsofindia#hillstations#britishraj#colonialism
#levendrediàlheuredelapéro , our weekly rendez-vous with a postcard with several cars to identify.
Postcard from Museum Amstelkring.
At the back :
"le bon Dieu au Grenier"
"our Lord in the Attic"
"ons' Lieve Herr op Solder"
O.Z. Voorburgwal 40
21 25613 September, 2019
Check out these rather comical cartoon advertisement postcards from Colfax’s historical mineral water health spa industry. Not only was mineral water was drunk as a medicine, but it was used for baths and other experimental medical treatments in the late 1800s/early 1900s. We’re not sure what ‘chilling rooms’ are and why the spa attendants have goggles on! (Images courtesy of Kevin Williams of the Colfax Historical Society).
How it all began.
I’ve always had an affinity for the old and awkward. Half the time, I find myself drawn to things I have absolutely no purpose for, like old family photographs. Once a collection began to grow of sepia strangers, I started painting contrasting slang or rap lyrics over the images and giving them to friends. Some of those postcards turned into prints and eventually the hobby moved onto other old substrates. H.L.O.S. is very much rooted in humor and in order to pack that punch on an old image, the sentiments or lyrics I paint typically aren’t exactly P.C. Naming my company Hand Lettered Old Shit let’s people know exactly what they’re getting into right from the jump. It’s not for everyone, but it’s not intended to be.😉
I’d love to hear how you’d caption that center photo. That banged beauty has an eye roll that would melt faces.🙄
Открытку с изображением романтичной барышни начала прошлого века, я взяла на странице @sgarkavi Сергей публикует старинные открытки, расшифровывает послания на них, а главное, проводит расследование кто были эти люди, ведущие переписку.
Особенно запомнилась мелодраматическая пьеса в 23 открытках между Славиком(студент, живёт в Петербурге), его женой Клодей (учится на медицинском в Швейцарии) и многочисленными родственниками. Читается на одном дыхании). Мне подумалось, что короткие послания на почтовых открытках— это СМС-сообщения образца столетней давности, написанные на перфокарте и отправленные с очень медленным провайдером). За сто лет поменялась только скорость передачи данных, а люди всё те же: со своими страстями, повседневными хлопотами, нежными обращениями друг к другу и с той же жаждой общения с милыми сердцу людьми... #Day31VintageSummer2019
Theme of the day: recreate a painting, a photo, an illustration.
Для #VintageSummerChallenge2019 от @faces_and_style .
Тема дня: воспроизвести картину, фотографию, иллюстрацию. #VintageSummer2019_Olga_Kurzova .
Some vintage postcards of Sunset Cliffs, aka Spalding Park. Before this area turned into what we now know as Rum Runners Cave, it was a beautiful park created by Albert Spalding of Spalding Sporting Goods. The park's features included two sets of cobblestone steps that led one block down to the rocks in which he had carved a 750 square foot salt water swimming pool. There were also walkways above the cliffs with hand rails. Learn more on our site. Link in story! #hiddensandiego
Hello, my dear friends!
There are so many new people here. So I decided to tell you a little bit more about myself.
I am Rebecca Lord, nice to meet you 💐
Temporarily living in Jerusalem, the Golden City with antique history. Happily married to the wonderful and noble Man.
I am a psychologist by training, but never worked at that field.
My second education is fashion designer. But sewing I've learned by myself.
I have started to sew when I was in a high school, because I could not find the style that I like in the clothing stores. At the begining it turned out badly, but with the time and practice it began to succeed. Then the historical dresses era began.
It was my own inspiration from the beautiful historical portraits that I've ever seen. Not a professional point of view. I even dreamed to study historical costumes in Czech Republic.
At the same time I was drawing illustrations for books and literature magazine. Drawing was my biggest hobby in the past.
All my dresses and coats thst I wear today are made by me, but I really want to share my warmhearted creations with you.
Lately I've came to decision, that I would like to inspire ladies all over the world to be feminine and to wear beautiful dresses and skirts. The deep idea stands behind this. But we will talk about it some other day. 😉
🌟I want to thank you, my dearest, that you stay with me and support my humble art. 🌟
Keep tuned to see my first dress, that will be here for sale ( for those, who asked). 🌿🌿🌿
Dress and hat by @rebecca_lord_shtulman
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