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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Prisoners in Hats

Mugshots were still new at the turn of the century. The people pictured here were criminals but their names, deeds, and victims are forgotten. Their photos appear quaint, and could never be mistaken for those of modern inmates. One interesting practice of this era was to allow prisoners to be officially photographed wearing hats. The hats tell us a lot…

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