Baby’s first butcher shop
Toy butcher shops weren’t all that uncommon during the 19th century. These toys carried a high level of detail from the bloody meat hanging from real iron hooks to the sawdust and blood on the floor. Some are speculated to not have been made as toys at all, but mini displays for store fronts so customers would know what the shop owner had in stock.
Image 1: Toy butcher shop from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London c. 1850-1860.
Image 2: Toy butcher shop 1840 from the 1969 book “The World of Toys” by Robert Culff
Image 3: Model butcher shop c. 1900 made by German toy maker Christian Hacker from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Source: Collectors Weekly
Happy Mardi Gras! We love these beautiful Krewe of Proteus float designs - from New Orleans Mardi Gras parades gone by. Shown here are designs from (top to bottom) 1895, 1902, 1904, 1927, 1936, and 1939. Each year’s floats reflected a different theme - 1895, for example, should be a favorite for any “Thor” fans out there, with its depiction of “Asgard and the Gods.”
Images from Tulane University’s "Carnival Collection," part of the Louisiana Research Collection.
Loving the cape through the seashell action in 1939. Very “birth of Aphrodite”.
The Birth and Triumph of Venus, about 1743, Francois Boucher. J. Paul Getty Museum.
And the Oscar goes to…..
Congratulations to the cast and crew of 12 Years a Slave who won for Best Picture tonight.
Congratulations also to Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress and John Ridley for Best Adapted Screenplay.
And they’re in good company. Here are a few films set in the 19th century that have been nominated and in some case won the Oscar.
Do you have a favorite?
12 Years a Slave (2014)
Dances with Wolves (1991)
True Grit (2011)
Gangs of New York (2003)
Vivien Leigh- Gone with the Wind (1940)
Renee Zellweger- Cold Mountain ( 2004)
Glenn Close- Albert Nobbs (2012)
Best Supporting Actress
Hattie McDaniel- Gone with the Wind (1940)
Sally Field- Lincoln (2013)
Janet McTeer- Albert Nobbs (2012)
Hailee Steinfeld- True Grit (2011)
May McDonnell- Dances with Wolves (1991)
Daniel Day Lewis- Lincoln (2013)
Jude Law- Cold Mountain (2012)
Daniel Day Lewis- Gangs of New York (2003)
Kevin Costner- Dances with Wolves (1991)
Best Supporting Actor
Denzel Washington- Glory (1990)
Tommy Lee Jones- Lincoln (2013)
Jeff Bridges- True Grit (2011)
Graham Greene- Dances with Wolves (1991)
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Joanna Johnston- Lincoln (2013)
Jacqueline Durran- Anna Karenina (2013)
Mary Zophres- True Grit (2011)
MIchael O’Connell- Jane Eyre (2012)
Sandy Powell- Gangs of New York (2003)
Elsa Zamparelli- Dances with Wolves (1991)
Janet Patterson- Bright Star (2010)