Envisionings of a dreamed up time long past. Maybe it looked like this, maybe it didn’t. Fun either way. Plates taken from M. A. Racinet’s 1888 work “Le costume historique.” Published in Paris by Firmin-Didot et cie..

“Intérieur d’une riche habitation de la haute antiquité. Egyptien.” Page 58. 1888. French. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n58/mode/1up
“Pièce principale d’une riche maison Athénienne” Grece. Page 184. Nordmann, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n184/mode/1up
“La Maison Pompéienne, l’atrium (Restauration de Jules Bouchet). Plan et profil de la Maison de Pansa. Greco-Roman.” Page 215. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n214/mode/1up
“Restauration de l’intérieur d’un palais. Romain.” Page 302. Charpentier, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n300/mode/1up
“Bijouterie Gauloise et Mérovingienne. Broderies Bretton. Gaulois.”. Page 398. Spiegel, lithographer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/lecostumehistori02raci/page/n396/mode/1up

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