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Vintage Travels in Japan
eBook (PDF): $4.99
Two Victorian travellers' eye-witness accounts of their adventures while journeying through Japan. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, this special ebook edition is illustrated with dozens of... More > beautiful and evocative photos (many hand-tinted), early postcards; antique prints and engravings. Landscapes, portraits, rural, domestic and urban scenes of traditional daily life, local ceremonies and customs, including marriage, crime and punishment, royal court life, festivals, hara-kiri suicide. In her letters from 1878, published as Unbeaten Tracks In Japan, Isabella Bird complained about the "abominable weather" and the "insect pests". In Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, by Lieutenant J.M.W. Silver, from 1867, we discover the secrets of mixed bath houses, funerals, and criminal executions. This joint re-edition is illustrated with dozens of beautiful and fascinating hand-tinted photos from the period, specially selected, plus prints and engravings.< Less
Vintage Stage Divas - Early Photo Portraits (PDF ebook / slideshow)
eBook (PDF): $3.99
A star-studded visual parade featuring legendary Edwardian beauties and Victorian female artistes - stars of the performing arts - opera, theatre, early movies of the silent screen.... such as... More > Josephine Baker, Mata Hari, Lily Langtry, Cavalieri, Otero, Cléo de Merode, Geraldine Farrar, Pola Negri, Madge Lessing, Marie Studholme, Gaby Deslys, Greta Garbo, Lily Damita, and famous French actress Sarah Bernhardt... an ebook album of 150 early photo portraits and dramatic scenes. Many of these pinup images are taken from early picture postcards, some autographed, which acted as souvenirs and promotional publicity materials. This unusual and highly collectible photo album includes tasters from our sister titles. In PDF ebook format, with optional rolling slideshow functionality! Of interest to all collectors of theatrical nostalgia, or anyone inspired by the dramatic arts.< Less
Edwardian Actresses - Vintage Portrait Album / PDF Slideshow
eBook (PDF): $4.95
Over 100 vintage photo portraits, souvenir postcards and publicity shots of famous actresses from the Edwardian era. Stage stars, variety artistes and music hall legends - the leading ladies of the... More > 1900s and 1910s - compiled into a collectible ebook / slideshow anthology. Features English, American and French stars, including the Dare sisters Phyllis and Zena, Ellaline Terriss, Gabrielle Ray, Nina Sevening, Marie Studholme, Phyllis Terry, Gaby Deslys, Gladys Cooper, Mabel Love and amazing vintage fashions. With optional rolling slideshow functionality and random transition effects between each nostalgic image. For all thespians, fans of the Dramatic Arts, period costumes and theatrical memorabilia - it also makes a great alternative to a screensaver. Also includes tasters from other titles in our ebook series. Formatted in Landscape / Widescreen format (16 x 9 aspect), optimized for laptop / HDTV screens!< Less
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