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http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/sep/15/hidden-histories-the-first-black-people-photographed-in-britain-in-pictures

"Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion."
Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/sep/15/hidden-histories-the-first-black-people-photographed-in-britain-in-pictures

"Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion."

Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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anachoretique:

In Oberstdorf, an old village in Southern Bavaria, a unique ancient pagan tradition is still alive – the dance of the wild men (Wilde-Mändle-Tanz), which is held only in this small town, once in five years. 

Wilde-Mändle-Tanz is dedicated to the Germanic god Thor, and involves 13 men, all of whom belong to old local families who have been living in that region for centuries. The men’s costumes are made of moss, which grows only in the  Allgäu Alps. 

They dance to rhythmic drum music, building a pyramid, and at the end they drink mead from their wooden mugs, singing a ritual song.

(Source: walpurgishalle)

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Stripper audition Polaroids from the 1960s and 1970.

Stripper audition Polaroids from the 1960s and 1970.

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Look at these 15th century underpants!

Domenico Di Bartolo1440-43
Pelegrinaio
Siena, Italy

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Underwear in 1897!

But what is that pitcher of ashes at the end?

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About Costuming

You work in Costumes?!?  That must be so glamorous!  Working backstage at night as a Dresser and assisting Actors with costume changes requires certain responsibilities.  One of those is doing laundry at the end of the night.  Doing other people’s laundry is NOT glamorous.  Ironing someone’s sweaty shirt in between a matinee and evening performance is NOT glamorous.  My work as a Stitcher during the day in the Costume Shop constructing and altering Costumes also follows this protocol.  Pulling costumes for a production from storage is not always a pretty sight–there may be sweat stains and odors, old and torn pieces needing laborious multiple repairs, and costumes that make you wonder, “Who made this?  Who wore this?”  Not to mention various insect culprits like moths and silverfish.  Yeah.  And just about any Stitcher can tell you sewing on sequined knit fabric and using metallic thread is NOT glamorous.  It’s a lot of work and a pain in the ass.”

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Wigs!
Don’t forget to note how much each one of these costs.

Wigs!

Don’t forget to note how much each one of these costs.

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Sync On Set

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