These exquisitely deft fashion drawings of quintissential cashed-up-flapper finery were imported or made for Manton’s, a publisher on the fourth floor of the Nicholas Building, in Melbourne in 1929. At least one of the fashion drawings — or maybe the job lot of them — is probably a design by Rosine Perrault of Rue Royale, Paris, who was Christian Dior’s mother’s dressmaker. Each drawing is on a loose page about A4 size, and every frock is accompanied by a hand-written description in French, and a plain, pencil drawing of the back view. Most of the clothes are silk or taffeta. The drawings are done in a steady hand with lead pencil and probably gouache (traced from a rough sketch, I’d wager) on semi-transparent, stiff paper, a bit like baking paper. Hidden away together in a box since 1929, aside from rare outings, the colours are stilll bright - look at those magenta cheeks! I tried to find the name of the illustrator but it was no go. The Nicholas Building was the last in Melbourne to employ lift operators - until 2012 - and now houses interesting shops and artists’ studios.The drawings are part of the picture collection at the State Library of Victoria.
the stereotype that women talk more than men is infinitely amusing to me because men are literally incapable of shutting the fuck up
i hope this post gets popular enough that i hurt a man’s feelings
It’s not a stereotype it’s a proven fact you femanazi piece of shit.
lmao there it is
You wanna talk proven facts? This shit’s been done, son: researcher Dale Spencer in Australia used audio and video tape to independently evaluate who talked the most in mixed-gender university classroom discussions. Regardless of the gender ratio of the students, whether the instructor was deliberately trying to encourage female participation or not, men always talked more—whether the metric was minutes of talking or number of words spoken.
Moreover, men literally have no clue how much they talk. When Spencer asked students to evaluate their perception of who talked more in a given discussion, women were pretty accurate; but men perceived the discussion as being “equal” when women talked only 15% of the time, and the discussion as being dominated by women if they talked only 30% of the time.
Spencer’s conclusion, if I may parahprase: you only think we talk too much because you’d rather we were silent.
Don’t fuck with me, asshole, I’m a scientist.
There are wonderful people in this world…it’s just really hard to find them
The Baby Armani of 1903. These little boys are in variations of ‘sailor suits’ with optional doily dicky/cravat work, and what looks like broderie anglais underskirts. For a long time, all kids under 5 or so wore skirts (easier access for the loo, perhaps). White showed the dirt but could be bleached and boiled.
Up until World War Two blue was a common colour for girls (associated with Mary, Christ’s mother) and pink, seen to be more ‘robust’ was a common colour to dress boys in. It then became popular to dress kids in either colour, slowly accepted as the other way round. Even more slowly, girls started to wear more practical shorts and trousers. Even now the vast majority of Australian girls with a school uniform are made to wear dresses or skirts, with no option of trousers, although many schoolgirl sports uniform requirements have switched to more sensible (and less knicker-displaying) shorts.
Since the mid 80s, the whole pink-blue and separate clothes thing has become more and more rigid (even children’s T-shirt departments mandate what’s proper for ‘boys’ and ‘girls’). Campaigns have started to question or oppose sex-segregated toys and clothes for kids. These two boys, I hope, were only trussed up for the photo and got to run around the rest if the time. They look like they’re standing in some sort of forest scrapyard. Pic: Mark Daniel, Picture Collection of the State Library of Victoria, captioned ‘Hany’s boys’.