Love my dog, Carolina.
ca. 1855-95, [carte de visite portrait of a dispassionate gentleman standing behind studio prop window], Charles Lake Cramer
ca. 1868, [hand-gilt tintype portrait of a young woman wearing a fine dress and jewelry]
August evening dress, 1828 England, Ackermann’s Repository
Rasceta; The creases on the inside of the wrist.
knismesis; Light tickling
petrichor; The smell of rain on dry ground
psithurism; The sound of wind in trees or rustling leaves
clithridiate ; Key-hole-shaped
grapholagnia; The urge to stare at obscene pictures
baisemain; kiss on the hand
gymnophoria; The sensation that someone is mentally undressing you
taken from here
The Saxons originally settled here in the 9th Century, bringing over 1,200 years of dwelling upon this site. A Saxon man named Ulla was the original settler, giving it the name ‘Ulla’s Pen’. The manor itself was constructed in 1100 and belonged to the Owlpen family until 1462, when the Daunt family overtook it until 1615.
Queen Margaret of Anjou famously stayed here the night before the Battle Of Tewkesbury. This is claimed to be her final night of happiness, as her army were defeated the following day and her only son, Edward, Prince Of Wales, was slain upon the battlefield. Following this, she was imprisoned by the Yorkists for four years.
The manor is also said to be very haunted; particularly by a Benedictine monk, who was bricked up inside a wall during the Reformation and left to die, as well as the seventh Thomas Daunt - a known wizard and alchemist.
(Source: , via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)
February morning dress, 1818 England, British Lady’s Magazine