These beautiful Victorian portraits are a type of early photograph called daguerreotypes. Invented by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre in the
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The Victorian era, a time of corsets and crinolines, the Yorkshire Ripper and when Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
If I had to make a movie of a Thomas Hardy novel,I would definitely choose ‘Far From the Madding Crowd‘,
The forecast heatwave seems to have arrived in full force today and it’s far too hot to actually dance, so
Everyone has their own idea of the perfect Mr Darcy (or at least every red-blooded woman with a beating heart).
During the 1850s British physician Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond took a series of haunting photographs of mentally ill patients under
Did you realize Sherlock Holmes was inspired by a real person? Nope, me neither! Apparently Arthur Conan Doyle (above right)
So, it’s Boxing Day and I’m sitting here (eating chocolates) waiting for it to snow. Apparently we are due to
To try to reduce the number of criminals being sentenced to death the Victorians introduced Hard Labour as an alternative.
Historical stage costumes are by their very nature fabulous. Rarely understated they needed to communicate the nature of a character
A touching page from American President Theodore Roosevelt’s diary on Thursday February 14th 1884. The day his wife died 2
I had to share this with you today. It’s a bit different to my usual posts in that it’s not
It’s spring, and so of course my thoughts have returned to Paris, the beautiful city of blossom and boulevards, baguettes
So, you thought the selfie was something new? Apparently not! Here is the evidence that people have been taking selfies
I love the blithe glamour of these vintage corset adverts. They remind me of the uber-glamorous Modess adverts of the
I’m not sure quite what the story is behind these photos of the Statue of Liberty. It seems that various