It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age and size, with names that matched in concept and sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan).
OIRAN -- QUEEN OF THE PROSTITUES -- or, Setting an Example For the Young Girls of Old Japan (#6)
[SAME CAPTION #1 - #5) Ca.1900-1915 photos of "Japan's Finest"....Prostitutes, that is. NOTE !!! The below caption, while historically accurate, contains sarcastic commentary about a certain aspect of Japan's glorified culture of prostitution. If sarcastic commentary about such a delicate subject is not your "thing", and offense is easily taken, I would advise you to avoid the below caption, and read a more SERIOUS commentary about the OIRAN and TAYUU here at this photo…
Gibson Girls: The Sexiest Women Of All Time
The Gibson Girl began appearing in the 1890s and was the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late 19th and early 20th century in the United St
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vestatilleys: “ Gertrude Hubbell, Ruth Peters and Mildred Grimwood, hiking their skirts at the shoreline of the beach in Arverne, Queens. By Wallace G. Levison, 1897. ”
Beautiful Portraits of Native American Teen Girls, 1800s-1900s
The women owned the home they live in along with everything in it. In some tribes, although the chief was a man, women were responsible for electing him.
Young Japanese man - 1919
Today during my lunchtime, I discovered a store called Cargo. It's filled with both new and antique items from around the globe. I went back after work, when I had time to check it out better. They had hundreds of old Japanese photos. Some of them have really beautiful fly sheets of handmade paper over the photos and the paper covers themselves have lovely images printed on them. They also have several Japanese photo albums filled with pictures from the 1940's or so. The embossed album…
18 Lovely Vintage Pictures Show Japanese Little Girls in Kimonos
Originally, "kimono" was the Japanese word for clothing. But in more recent years, the word has been used to refer specifically to traditional Japanese ...
I have found a few more of my old postcards that I havent put up yet..a few more to come Posted to Mrs Storey 200 Burlington Road Small Heath Birmingham August 17 1911 Dear Edie Just a line to thank you for the PC. I was pleased to hear you had a good time. I hope you are better, in fact I hope it has done you all good, Love to all Love Edie.