Sheer cotton wrapper with paisley border print, ca. 1855. Vee neckline, opens to hem; open sleeves headed by double puff. Self-trim at front opening and faux pockets. Kelly Taylor Auctions

A printed cotton day dress, circa with small red paisley motif repeats, fan-pleating from waist to shoulders, Kerry Taylor Auction

Card Number 21, cut-out from banner advertising the Opera Gloves series (G29) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, ca. 1890. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (63.350.202.29.21)

Card Number cut-out from banner advertising the Opera Gloves series for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes, ca. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R.

Lamp, 2nd century. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1927 (27.94.13) | Small earthenware lamps, made from double molds, were the most commonly used source of light for Egyptians during the Roman period. This lamp is decorated with the image of a peacock displayed and is marked CLO HEL for its maker. #peacock

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

How embroidery helped French women get through World War I.

Anne Morgan and Anne Murray Dike, founders of the American Committee for Devastated France Blérancourt, around sulfur-toned silver print Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt. Courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum.

The Chinese Camp at the Ballarat diggings. State Library of Victoria.

The Chinese Camp at the Ballarat diggings. State Library of Victoria.

Fashion plate of wedding attire from 1858 from the digital collection of Fashion plates, 1790-1929; Costume Institute Fashion Plates, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (b17509853) | #metmuseum #fashionplates #costumeinstitute #1858

Fashion plate of wedding attire from 1858 from the digital collection of Fashion plates, Costume Institute Fashion Plates, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Township of Ballarat from Baths Hotel, showing part of the Camp and the 'Logs', 1855

This is 1855 postcard view of Lydiard St. in Ballarat looks from Bath's Hotel to the police enclosure on the far right.

The Sesquicentenary and The Day of Mourning: Australia Day, 1938. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1938-the-sesquicentenary-and-the-day-of-mourning/

The flyer, with resolution, advertising Australian Aborigines' Conference and Sesquicentenary Day of Mourning and Protest, 26 January 1938 (Australia Day). Source: Broadside National Library of Australia.

Women in rural Indiana created rag dolls during the Great Depression, helping to lift up their community.

“Nancy Hanks” doll designed by Portia Sperry,

William James Glackens (American, 1870–1938). Morning at Coney Island, ca. 1907–09. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Charles F. Iklé, 1963 (64.27.8)

Morning at Coney Island William James Glackens (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Westport, Connecticut ) Date: ca.

Crow Fair, ca. 1910. Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (2003.003.046) | This work is featured in our “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” exhibition on view through May 10, 2015. #PlainsIndians #horses

Untitled (Native Americans wearing headdresses on horseback) 1910 by Museum of Photographic Arts Collections

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