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Lisa Fonssagrives on the Eiffel Tower overlooking the city of Paris. Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld, French Vogue, May 1939.

Lisa Fonssagrives wearing dress by Lucien Lelong in death-defying pose high atop the Eiffel Tower overlooking the city of Paris. Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld, French Vogue, May 1939 / I ♥ Paris street fashion

the letter, 1940 [original] society photographer cecil beaton took many photographs of bombed-out london, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided, 1940. © cecil beaton, from london. portrait of a city.

the letter, 1940 society photographer cecil beaton took many photographs of bombed-out london, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided, © cecil beaton, from london. portrait of a city.

London during the Second World War in 1939-40. Photographer George Rodger.

London, Oxford Street, World War II: The Blitz - boarded up shop fronts are decorated with murals by student artists, Photographer George Rodger.

Steam punk spiral staircase

Spiral Staircase [ "She's climbing a Stairway to heaven:Spiral Staircase, National Museum, Paris", "Loving this staircase! curves and color combination.

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This image displays a reconstruction of the Victorian era style of interiors. The rococo and gothic style was popular along with the room being overfilled with furniture and heavy ornamental decorative pieces to display wealth.

Dream shop, modeled after Dr. Bombay's Emporium of World Oddities and Opium Den, at your service.

A Cabinet of Curiosity room.the first museums were items collected during the travels of the wealthy. They would then house these collections of random items in a specially built cabinet.