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Paris Was A Woman

Badass female artists, socialites, and icons of the early 1900s.
Brought to you by Chloe Thunders (chloethunders.tumblr.com).

You may have discovered entire new countries in your own soul.

Virginia Woolf in a letter to Vita Sackville-West  (via violentwavesofemotion)

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greatgdean:

Josephine Baker and her banana dance 1920’s

greatgdean:

Josephine Baker and her banana dance 1920’s

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fawnvelveteen:

Carte postale, (envoyée en 1901), illustrée d’une photographie de Cléo de Mérode en costume de scène

fawnvelveteen:

Carte postale, (envoyée en 1901), illustrée d’une photographie de Cléo de Mérode en costume de scène

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What if I told you I’m incapable of tolerating my own heart?

Virginia Woolf, Night and Day  (via wordsnquotes)

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etund:

Nancy Cunard, 1930, by Barbara Ker-Seymer

etund:

Nancy Cunard, 1930, by Barbara Ker-Seymer

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“I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly lonely, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe. I am in great terror of your understanding by which you penetrate into my world; and then I stand revealed and I have to share my kingdom with you.”
― Anaïs Nin, House of Incest


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wallacegardens:

Ruth St. Denis in the Peacock Costume (1915), at the Denishawn School of Dancing which she founded. 

wallacegardens:

Ruth St. Denis in the Peacock Costume (1915), at the Denishawn School of Dancing which she founded. 

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bleuroses:

Portrait of Ida Rubinstein as Zobeide in Scheherazade by Jacques Emile Blanche, 1922

bleuroses:

Portrait of Ida Rubinstein as Zobeide in Scheherazade by Jacques Emile Blanche, 1922

hollyhocksandtulips:

Photo by Madame D’Ora

hollyhocksandtulips:

Photo by Madame D’Ora

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Words were her plague and words were her redemption.

H.D., HERmione (via litverve)

nyworldsfaircollections:

February is Black History Month

Augusta Savage was born on February 29th in 1892 in Glen Clove Springs, FL. Savage moved to NYC in the early 1920s to study art at Cooper Union and went on to become an artist and teacher. She was involved in the Harlem Renaissance and became the first director of Harlem’s Community Arts Center. Her commissioned work for the 1939 World’s Fair, The Harp, was located in front of the Contemporary Arts Building in the Community Interests Zone. The popular sculpture was featured on postcards and as miniatures sold in gift stores.

You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling. It’s only that.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (via debourbon)

wehadfacesthen:

Theda Bara, 1919, photo by Walter Frederick Seely

wehadfacesthen:

Theda Bara, 1919, photo by Walter Frederick Seely

oupacademic:


The performances of Ethel Smyth’s second opera, Der Wald, on 11 and 20 March 1903 yield the only instance out of over 300 different works given at The Metropolitan Opera, New York City between October 1883 and July 2013 to have been composed by a woman.

Ethel Smyth was a pioneering composer and writer, who wrote six operas and an array of chamber, orchestral, and vocal works during her lifetime. She also challenged traditional notions of the place of women within music composition. Learn more about her life and legacy.

oupacademic:

The performances of Ethel Smyth’s second opera, Der Wald, on 11 and 20 March 1903 yield the only instance out of over 300 different works given at The Metropolitan Opera, New York City between October 1883 and July 2013 to have been composed by a woman.

Ethel Smyth was a pioneering composer and writer, who wrote six operas and an array of chamber, orchestral, and vocal works during her lifetime. She also challenged traditional notions of the place of women within music composition. Learn more about her life and legacy.

thatbohemiangirl:

My Bohemian History 
German dancer/actress Anita Berber, c. 1920

thatbohemiangirl:

My Bohemian History 

German dancer/actress Anita Berber, c. 1920

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