Tag Archives: Victorian England

Queen Victoria at Work

Queen Victoria going through her red dispatch boxes, while her secretary Hafiz Abdul Karim stands by. Taken in 1893 in the gardens at Frogmore House near Windsor Castle, by photography studio Hills & Saunders. Source: [National Portrait Gallery, London NPG P51]

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A Children’s Book, 1883

Page 26 of a Victorian children’s book about London: an illustration of children visiting the British Museum and the famous gateway Lamassu lions of the city of Nimrud. The book was illustrated by Thomas Crane and Ellen Elizabeth Houghton, and … Continue reading

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Historical Underwear, part II: The ‘Dress Improver’

A metal frame bustle from c.1884 England. Bustles were used underneath dresses to create the late Victorian ideal of a small waist/large chest and bottom, ‘hourglass’ silhouette. It was basically a pillow or a metal frame that you wore underneath … Continue reading

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