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I did a little studio work yesterday using black velvet as a background.

“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, “He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.” ― Epictetus

Lillian Gish, studio portrait, nd

‘You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband. If he had lived I’m sure I would have played his mother. That’s the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.’- Lillian Gish

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Hanns Holdt :: Sent M'ahesa (Elsa von Carlberg) in Der Künstlerische Tanz Unserer Zeit by Hermann Aubel and Marianne Aubel. Leipzig, 1928 / source: Bennington College on Flickr

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Moon baby. Vintage photo postcard from early 1900′s. / src: Crafty Dogma