In the 21st century, everybody takes cultural and fashion influences from the mass media and social networking from people all over the world. But in the 1900’s, female fashion was isolated to the area you lived in and every country had a much more unique sense of identity and culture.
These postcards dated between 1900-1910 of women across the globe perfectly capture the variety of female cultures and ideas behind beauty. Take a look at these photos and see how fashion and many aspects of female culture have changed dramatically across the years. Stretching from music and opera halls of the western world to the remote mountains of the Philippines and back, these images give a wonderful insight into amazingly different ways of life for women across the globe.
Japanese female warrior
Luzon female from The Philippines
Gypsy girl playing a mandolin
Russian Prima ballerina, Anna Pavlovna
English actor and singer, Lily Elsie
Two Algerian sisters
Queen Mary of Romania
A young Vietnamese female carrying a sword
Princess Viktoria Luise Von Preußen
An unknown young Gypsy girl
For over fourty years, Vesta Tilley was a star of the English music hall circuit
1920’s Philippine sisters
Makarova, a Russian opera singer
A traditional Geisha girl