Victorian Era

Victorian Buns: The Obsession with Enormous Bustles

July 4, 2019

Late Victorian flower show and garden party dresses with high bustles and fitted corset lines. Source: (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Long before the Kardash...

Orchidelirium: The Obsession with Orchids

January 18, 2019

Orchids outside Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Source: (Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images) The Victorian era, orchids were rare and elusive, but folks were smitten wit...

Could Jack the Ripper Actually Have Been a Royal?

June 6, 2018

Illustration shows the police discovering the body of one of Jack the Ripper's victims, probably Catherine Eddowes, London, England, late September 1888. (Photo by Hulto...

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 1850s to 1890s

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 ...

Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

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 f...

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 Victorian Era

December 23, 2016

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

The Story of the French Socialite Who Was Locked Away For a Quarter of a Century, 1876

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 lo...

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 Era

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, Lincolnshir...

The Most Photographed Victorian House in the United States

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...