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The Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web. You can explore our curated collections of curiosities and our fortnightly articles from leading scholars, writers, and artists at publicdomainreview.org view more fashion images at their pinboard

Illustration from a 16th century manuscript detailing the phenomenon of Nuremberg’s Schembart Carnival, (literally “bearded-mask” carnival) – Source

From anti-bombardment balloon wear to the proto-hipster 16th century mercenaries, we take a stroll down time’s catwalk with the Public Domain Review to celebrate TNI Vol. 20: Off-Brand.

Parisian fashion designed to protect against bombardments experienced during the “siege of Paris”, featured in Album of the siege: a collection of caricatures published in the Charivari during the siege of Paris (ca.1871) by Cham and Daumier – SourceTNI Vol. 20: Off-Brand is out now. Subscribe now for $2 and get yours.

Image from a competition ran in the 1906 issue of the French women’s magazine Femina in which the readers were asked to identify the famous female ‘artistes’ of the day obscured behind a bizarre variety of women’s driving headwear – Source

Illustrations of “puppet makers” from the Histoire des Jouets (1902) by Henry René d’Allemagne – Source

“Habit d’Orlogeur”, from Nicolas II Larmessin’s 17th century series of engravings depicting fanciful costumes relating to the different professions, featured in Claudius Saunier’s Die Geschichte der Zeitmesskunst (1903) – Source

Illustrations from a 16th century manuscript detailing the phenomenon of Nuremberg’s Schembart Carnival, (literally “bearded-mask” carnival) – Source

“The Quakers,” from the Builth Wells Historical Pageant photograph album, which includes approximately 160 photographs, newspaper cuttings and other ephemera of the majestic pageant which was performed at the grounds of Llanelwedd Hall on 11 August 1909 – Source

Detail from the frontispiece to John Bulwer’s Anthropometamorphosis (1650) – Source

John of Austria painted by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz ca.1575 – Source

A Nordic mercenary from 1530, featured in Costumes of the 15th and 16th century, a Nordic Family Book – Source

Costumes of the 13th Century by the Italian-American artist Mary Solari – Source

Portrait of General Daniel D. Minier, New York State Militia, ca. 1855 – Source

Photograph of Harry Furniss, (who worked in Australia as Paul Furniss), actor, director, author, singer and dancer who danced as Paul d’Este (or Paul d’Esti) in the Imperial Russian Ballet in the 1920′s – Source

Portrait of Anna Rosina Marquart, née Tanck, wife of Johann Marquard, mayor of Lübeck, painted by Michael Conrad Hirt in 1642 – Source

Photograph by Augustus F.Sherman of a Mother and her two daughters from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland in The Netherlands upon their arrival to Ellis Island, ca. 1905 – SourceTNI Vol. 20: Off-Brand is out now. Subscribe now for $2 and get yours.

Photograph of Mary Parry of Llanfechell by John Thomas ca. 1875 – Source

 

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