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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Friday, June 26, 2015

squirrel: don't leave home without one

Courtesy of the rijkmuseum - http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.48328  
Purchased with the support of the F.G. Waller-Fonds - PD
The date is 1795, and this stylish young Parisian lady (helpfully noted as "unmarried") is taking the air in this scene from a series of French fashion plates.  Light and fresh, her gown keeps her unhampered from enjoyment of the natural world around her, not least the company of her pet squirrel.

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