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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mpdrolet:

Storyville Portrait, c. 1912

E.J. Bellocq

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A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.

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Hello Mum - (Via)

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