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The Abbess of Vlaye
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Monsieur des Ageaux was a man of whom his best friends could not say that he shone, or tried to shine, in the pursuit of the fair sex. He was of an age, something over thirty, when experience renders... More > more formidable the remaining charms of youth; and former conquests whet the sword for new emprises. And the time in which he lived and governed the province of Périgord for the King was a time in which the favour of ladies, and the good things to be gained thereby, stood for much, and morality for little. So that for the ambitious the path of dalliance presented almost as many chances of advancement as the more strenuous road of war.< Less
The Life of Saint Bridget: Virgin and Abbess
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Saint Brigid of Kildare, or Brigit of Ireland (variants include Brigid, Bridget, Bridgit, Bríd and Bride), nicknamed Mary of the Gael (Irish: Naomh Bríd) (c. 451–525) is one of... More > Ireland's patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba. Irish hagiography makes her an early Irish Christian nun, abbess, and founder of several monasteries of Christian nuns, including that monastery of ‘Kildare’ Ireland ((53°09′28″N 6°54′41″W.), which was considered legendary and was highly revered. Her feast day is the 1st February, celebrated as St Brigid’s Day or Imbolc in Gaelic Ireland, one of the four quarter days of the pagan year, which marked the beginning of spring, lambing, and lactation in cattle. Saint Brigid is one of the few saints who stands on the boundary between pagan mythology, Druidism and Christian spirituality. Saint Brigid is the most famous female leader of the early Celtic Christian Church.< Less
1900s Vaudeville Girls - Vintage Photo Portraits
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This digital scrapbook collection contains well over 100 vintage photos and picture postcard images of the stars of early music hall cabaret and variety shows, actresses and dancers, singers, chorus... More > girls, soubrettes and famous stars in wonderful stage costumes. Divas of the European and American theatre, including Elise de Vere, Gaby Delys and Liane de Vries... With mottled "parchment paper" background effect for an authentic vintage scrapbook look-and-feel. Also includes tasters from some of our other recent Performing Arts series titles! This collectible ebook edition is downloadable in PDF format.< Less
Circus Souvenirs - A Scrapbook of Vintage Memorabilia
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A bizarre menagerie of old souvenir postcards, memorabilia, nostalgia, old photos, adverts and poster prints from famous international touring circuses, manageries, fun fairs and cabaret revues of... More > yesteryea. Includes Buffalo Bill's Wild West Circus, Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show On Earth. Artistes, music hall variety, fairground & street entertainers, performing troupes, intelligent and talented animals, Lilliputian midgets, side show freaks, acrobats, trick cyclist chimps, snake charmers, fakirs, lion trainers, mediums and mindreaders, Siamese twins, Colonel Cody's cowboys and Red Indians, clown acts, etc. A fascinating scrapbook of memorabilia, nostalgia and ephemera, for everyone who always wanted to run away to the circus... and didn't quite make it out of the armchair! Downloadable in PDF ebook format, with tasters from other titles, plus optional rolling slideshow functionality!< Less
100+ Sepia Sirens - Antique Photo Art Nudes
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A digital album of vintage photos and postcards, sexy sepia toned and moody monochrome - well over 100 antique images of old-time good-time girls in retro casting couch and bedroom poses for your... More > delectation and delight. These gorgeous gals, cheeky, alluring, raunchy... art nudes and old-fashioned French lingerie models, offer rare nostalgic and artistic beauty for connoisseurs and collectors of vintage erotica and classic curiosa. A premium collection, great value! In PDF ebook format, with tasters from other titles, plus optional rolling slideshow functionality! In presentation mode this e-book makes a novel alternative to a screensaver.< Less
100 Years Ago in France - Customs, Crafts & Trades
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A collection of vintage portrait photos and old picture postcards depicting traditional French life and folk at work and play. Over 100 images of strange, forgotten rural trades, as well as how some... More > more familiar professions were conducted in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For anyone interested in social history, ethnography or early photography. A historic collection, including fishermen and fishwives, weavers, farmers, street vendors and market traders - in PDF ebook format, with tasters from some of our other vintage ethnic photo and travel titles, plus optional rolling slideshow functionality! In presentation mode this e-book makes a novel alternative to a screensaver.< Less
Art Salon Nudes, Vintage Paintings & Prints
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This collection of female life studies and fantasies mainly features pre-WWI work from the annual French Salon de Paris, as well as some Russian, German and other European works. A variety of... More > artistic styles and subjects, odalisques, mythical tableaux, oriental and boudoir scenes, bathers, dancers and artists' models. Sources include old paintings, vintage prints, postcards and antique drawings. Over 100 charming, romantic, sometimes risqué portraits, in PDF ebook format, with tasters from other titles, plus optional rolling slideshow functionality! In presentation mode this e-book is a virtual art gallery tour, or novel alternative to a screensaver. Great value.< Less
100+ French Cabaret Girls, Vol. II - Vintage Postcard Album
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Sequel to "100+ French Cabaret Girls" - more superb, sexy lady cabaret artistes from the heyday of Parisian vaudeville and music hall revues. During the Edwardian & Deco years, the... More > French capital boasted many variety venues with chorus lines in sequined, feathery, sometimes revealing costumes, or body stockings, famous for their lavish musical spectacles - the Folies Bergères, Moulin Rouge, Ambassadeurs, Casino de Paris, the Opera Comique, Casino de Paris... Some of these pretty ladies, stage divas and beauty queens, became stars whose legendary names are still familiar: Mata Hari, Jane Avril, Gaby Deslys, Lili Damita, Josephine Baker... performing dances such as the French Cancan. Now you can enjoy a huge compendium of early artistes and chorus girls, antique photos & publicity portraits by famous studios and photographers such as Reutlinger, Walery, Sazerac... compiled as a digital ebook album, with added rolling slideshow function. Many photos in beautiful hand-tinted color (no nudes).< Less
Cléo de Mérode, Classic Stage Beauty - PDF Photo Album / Slideshow
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A photo tribute anthology to one of the first great stage stars of the Belle Epoque and the early 20th century, the French dancer Cléo de Mérode. Renowned for her elegance and beauty, a... More > close contemporary of other artistes such as Sarah Bernhardt and Mata Hari, Mérode became an icon of the Edwardian years, the new modern age. Famous for her oriental dances, infamous for her private life, she was much photographed and featured in many art nouveau era posters. This ebook brings together many of those images, old postcards, prints, playing cards, in PDF ebook format, with tasters from some of our other Vintage Performing Arts titles, plus optional rolling slideshow functionality!< Less
Antique Stereoview Pinups - Digital Photo Album
eBook (PDF): $3.99
A digitized album of amusing "stereoview" cards - stereoscopic photo images from a century ago - seaside bathing beauties, pinup girls, artists' models, charming and cheeky vintage female... More > nudes... each pair of slightly offset images could be superimposed with a stereoscope viewer. This antique collection of dozens of lovely ladies is optimized for screen display (you can easily teach yourself to view them in stereo without equipment simply by unfocusing your eyes, and allowing them to refocus - after a few moments they will fool you into seeing the combined stereoview!). If you already have a vintage stereoscope (available cheap on Ebay!) you can easily print selected images as transparencies or positives at a size to fit your viewer. Simple instructions to make your own home-made stereoscope are also freely available on the internet. Hours of slightly naughty fun, great value, educational!! < Less
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