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Victorian Era

24 Rare Photos of Stores in the Victorian Era

October 29, 2017

Shopping is one of the earliest concepts in the world, as old as civilization itself when people traded for what they needed. Now, let's take a vintage look at the stores and ...

The 8 Worst Jobs Kids Used to Do

April 11, 2017

Most of us today have a story about a horrible job we held as a kid, but as bad as we thought it might have been odd are it wasn't nearly as awful or lethal as what children were expected ...

A Look Inside Victorian Homes in the 1800s

February 27, 2017

Take a glimpse of what everyday life is like in these houses between the late 1800s and early 1900s. A view of an 1890's Victorian dining room. If only these walls could talk! ...

27 Vintage Portraits of Victorian Nuns in the 1890s

February 16, 2017

These glass plate negatives,taken from Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, show everyday life of Victorian nuns in the 1890s.

19 Incredible Colorized Photos of Victorian Women From ...

January 12, 2017

The women in Victorian era generally wear unique gowns, so colorization is the best way for us to visualize a part of their tints. Below is a stunning collection ...

Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As...

January 11, 2017

A lot of Victorian era photos we've seen are always serious, so we have this prejudiced notion that people in the 1800s simply didn't blend well with fun. Well,...

Vintage Photos of Dapper Men from the Victorian Era

January 5, 2017

An era that lasted from June 1837 to January 1901, the Victorian age had a fashion that is composed of various trends which emerged and grew in province. The following p...

Before Photoshop: 20 Creepy Headless Portraits From the...

December 23, 2016

A number of Victorian photographers combined images from more than one negative to create illusions or novelty portraits. "Headless Photographs" featured men and ...

The Story of the French Socialite Who Was Locked Away F...

December 16, 2016

In Paris 1876, 25-year-old Blanche Monnier was a typical socialite scrambling to find a suitor before it was too late. She fell in love with an older, broke lawy...

Vintage Photos: Victorian Girls And Their Books, 1800s

December 16, 2016

In the late 1800s, people posing for their portraits were given the chance to decide what they would like to be doing in their photos. While many chose to simply look...

The Average American Woman in 1908

December 11, 2016

Charles Merriles wrote a three-part article for Physical Culture Magazine entitled "The Average Woman" which ran from the July – September 1908 issues. He offers a scathing indictment ag...

Vintage Class Pictures of Pupils During the Victorian E...

December 6, 2016

Here's a small collection of vintage photos of school children in England before the 1900s. School in Swaton, Lincolnshire, ca. 1887 School in Swaton, Lincolnshi...

The Most Photographed Victorian House in the United Sta...

December 5, 2016

Originally the home of William Carson, one of Northern California’s first major lumber barons,the Carson Mansion is a large Victorian house located in Old Town, E...

The Victorian Ghost Town That Nobody Wants

October 30, 2016

Johnsonville, Connecticut may be completely void of human inhabitants at present, but a few licks of paint and a good spring clean you could be calling it home in no time! The to...

Crinoline: The Victorian Fashion Garment That Killed Ar...

October 27, 2016

Unlike the farthingales and panniers, the crinoline was worn by Victorian women of every social class. In his etiquette manual published in 1875, George Routledg...

25 Incredible Hand-Tinted Photos of Victorian Girls

October 20, 2016

These vintage photos are tintypes and daguerreotypes taken between 1840s to 1860s. Of course they came in black and white but someone took it upon himself to hand-tint t...

4 Elaborate Mourning Rituals From the Victorian Era

October 8, 2016

1. Mourning Dress For Victorians, dressing for mourning didn’t stop after the funeral. It was an elaborate process that could go on for years, particularly for women. A ...

1900: A Ride Through Town in Victorian England 116 Year...

September 19, 2016

Camera mounted at the front of a streetcar tram riding through Rochdale, UK in the year 1900. A haunting / evocative look at a day in the life 116 years ago! ...

The "Murder Bottles" of the Victorian Era

September 2, 2016

During the Victorian era, a newly developed feeding bottle for infants was introduced. There were many benefits to the new bottles, making them extremely appealing to mothers. In ...

Artist Submerged 19th Century Dress in the Dead Sea for...

August 29, 2016

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau submerged a nineteenth century dress in the Dead Sea for two years. The project, called Salt Bride, was inspired by a play called Th...

The Streets of Victorian London Captured on Camera in T...

August 19, 2016

These fascinating old pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the 1800s when photography was in its infancy. In 1876, Thomp...

29 Stunning Images That Show What Female Fashion Looked...

June 8, 2016

There are a lot of notable moments and trends in fashion history, but nothing can be as memorable and fierce as the fashion of the Victorian era. From full skirts...