whatifthisstormends:

1x05

Mary: How were the cottages?
Matthew: They’re coming on wonderfully. I’d love to show you.

***

3x05

Matthew: Quite a few of the cottages have been renovated.
Mary: Thanks to you.
Matthew: Maybe a little thanks to me.

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sydneyflapper:

1920s orientalism.

sadnessdollart:

Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky (1839-1915) is a Russian artist. Many of his historical paintings show an idealized view of life in Russia in the past centuries.

The portrait genre took special place in the artist’s works. Largely thanks to it he achieved success by becoming a fashionable artist of his time.

His paintings are known for beautifully painted furnishings, clothes, expensive fabrics and furs. The artist tried to show portrayed in the most favorable light, while adhering to the exact similarity.

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royalwatcher:

HRH The Duke of Windsor as a baby.

Born Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David on 23 June 1894.

Photo: © Getty Images

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austenchanted:

They don’t really touch. Women don’t shake hands with men. So the first time Darcy touches Elizabeth is when he helps her into the carriage. Which is a really beautiful moment because it’s the first skin on skin touch. I think today, we don’t think twice about that at all. I shake people’s hands, I give them a kiss, whatever. It’s interesting to think, if you don’t have that tactile nature, how important one touch can be. - Keira Knightley

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mary crawley in every episode → season one, episode two

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fripperiesandfobs:

Wedding dress, 1884

From the Mint Museum via the Google Art Project

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jasta11:

Gas attack on the West Front, near St. Quentin 1918 - Note the German messenger dog loosed by his handler. 

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greatestgeneration:

Although the Americans successfully breach the beaches, the fighting continues on throughout D-Day, June 6, 1944. Lt. Gordon Osland, 397th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, dies on Omaha Beach that afternoon when shrapnel strikes him in the chest, killing him instantly. He leaves behind a young wife, pregnant with their daughter.

His last letter to his wife and the telegram informing her of his death are part of the collection at The National WWII Museum.

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