Great Blue Heron
Altho protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty, this heron often finds himself the target for thoughtless hunters. Not that he would make a tasty dish, but any bird which stands 4 feet high with a wing spread of almost 70 inches is in constant danger. His favorite feeding grounds are wet meadows or pastures, ponds, lakes or streams. Most of his food consists of rough fish which he catches expertly, either standing patiently in shallow water until a fish appears, or walking slowly along the edge of some shallow pond until he discovers his prey. Snakes, frogs, insects, mice, eels, or even small birds are not safe from a hungry heron.
A Parlor Recitation
A Turk standing beside an urn with a woman in the background
A Turkish cigarette girl
A cat eating from the counter while a lady ignores the cat
A man and woman talking
Little toddler pointing to a blackbird
Baby in bath
Girl about to kiss little boys hand after he hurt himself playing
Charles Dickens Chair and desk
Girl pushing a little girl along in a sled
Mother and daughter
Two young ladies talking
Man and woman sitting at the table talking
Doctor visiting sick girl in bed
Man (reading a newspaper) looks unconvinced as his wife explains the need of a new hat
Man and woman sitting cozily in front of a fire.
Woman opening the door to find a baby in a basket
animal magnetism is supposed to radiate from and encircle every human being
A family sitting around reading
Joan of Arc
Lady Reading the Bible
Young lady writing
Lady's Dress in the days of Greece
Young lady smelling a rose that she has received
Mother and Child
Mother and daughter
Preparing to entertain her lover
A man leaving a house while a woman has a notepad to write something in.
Depiction of the choice a woman must make in life.
The most extensive and extreme use of the corset occurred in the 16th century, during the reign of Catherine de Medici of France and Queen Elizabeth of England. With Catherine de Medici a thirteen-inch waist measurement was considered the standard of fashion, while a thick waist was an abomination. No lady could consider her figure of proper shape unless she could span her waist with her two hands. To produce this result a strong rigid corset was worn night and day until the waist was laced down to the required size. Then over this corset was placed the steel apparatus shown in the illustration on next page. This corset-cover reached from the hip to the throat, and produced a rigid figure over which the dress would fit with perfect smoothness.
The Care of New-born infants
During the 18th century corsets were largely made from a species of leather known as "Bend," which was not unlike that used for shoe soles, and measured nearly a quarter of an inch in thickness.
Man and woman sitting down talking
Avoid what is called the "ruffianly style of dress" or the slouchy appearance of a half-unbottoned vest, and suspenderless pantaloons. That sort of affectation is, if possible, even more disgusting than the painfully elaborate frippery of the dandy or dude.
The Natural Waist
The ribs of large curve; the lungs large and roomy; the liver stomach and bowels in their normal position; all with abundant room.
Effects of Lacing
The ribs bent almost to angles; the lungs contracted; the liver, stomach and intestines forced down into the pelvis, crowding the womb seriously.
The Turkish way of making love
Young lady trying wedding ring on her right hand
The Two Paths: What Will the Girl Become?
At 13 Bad Literature, At 20 Flirting Coquettery, At 26 Fast Life and Dissipation, At 40 An Outcast;
At 13 Study & Obedience, At 20 Virtue & Devotion, At 26 A Loving Mother, At 60 An Honored Grandmother
Man admiring a lady hanging out washing
Woman writing letters at cluttered Victorian desk