From the World Digital Library

Layla Magazine:

the first women’s magazine to be published in Iraq. Launched in 1923, the magazine dealt with new and useful matters related to science, art, literature, sociology, and in particular to child-rearing and the education of girls, family health, and other matters pertaining to home economics.

Description of Egypt:

You can even download the whole book (Volume 1 is 288 MB) !

Photo of a young Albanian (1923):

They look so cute!

A Merchant from Samarkand (around 1905):

I really love the photos of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. He was a pioneer in the development of color photography, and went for a photography journey across the Russian empire in the early 1900s.

The original La Fontaine Stories (1888):

Special Bride (1870):

a Chinese bride in Batavia (present-day Jakarta) in her wedding dress.


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