The Fierce Style – and Lovely Hats – of Alice Roosevelt Longworth

An impertinent dignitary once suggested to President Theodore Roosevelt that he control his daughter. “I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice,” TR replied frankly. “I cannot possibly do both.” Alice Roosevelt, the eldest child of Theodore Roosevelt, was a force of nature. She was a rebellious child, who turned…

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Joyeux Halloween

At the turn of the century, the French artist Albert Matignon (1860-1937) became fascinated with opium. Matignon became somewhat well-known after painting Morphine in 1905. He was one of only a few artists who were bold enough to delve into drug and alcohol-related themes. By 1911, he had seen the seedier side of opiates. That year…

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George Barbier Sends a Few Rays of Sunshine to Brighten your Day

The illustrations of George Barbier evoke the joy of life!   Costumes Parisiens, 1913.   Le Fue [The Fire], 1925

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