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  • Stunning Edwardian wedding dress for sale again - 104 years after its last wearer..

    09/03/2012 5:55:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 2, 2012 | Staff
    A stunning Edwardian wedding dress is about to be auctioned after being kept in pristine condition by the bride's family for more than a century. But while it may have survived being bombed twice by the Luftwaffe and 104 years in storage unscathed, it appears the changing shape of modern women could mean the magnificent wedding dress is never again worn down the aisle. The delicate Brussels lace was worn by petite Ethel Dalziel when she married Ronald Cooper in Glasgow, and is smaller than today's UK size 4.
  • Incredible black-and-white pictures capture how railroads and steamboats helped forge its future..

    07/20/2012 6:29:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2012 | Staff
    They are images of a nation in motion - of a country building its future with expanding railroads and industrial opportunities. These glorious black-and-white photographs, which have been released by the Library of Congress, reveal America reveling in its new-found productivity, at a time when steam engines and steamboats were forging the nation ahead. The images, taken between 1870 and 1920, capture the determination with which America tackled the new century - and how the country also began enjoying the fruits of the 19th century's industrial labour, in what was termed the Gilded Age.
  • Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women

    07/16/2012 5:44:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2012 | Staff
    Street blogging may be considered to be a modern phenomenon, but a series of images unearthed by Kensington and Chelsea Libraries prove that the practice may date as far back as the early 1900’s. The Library service has published several wonderful images by the late amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne, who was also the chief cartoonist for Punch, which give an amazing insight into the street style of the woman of London and Paris over a century ago. Sambourne’s beautiful street photography captures the casual side of Edwardian fashion in a manner which is rarely seen.
  • Edwardian 'ASBOs':...........the shamed drunks from 100 years ago

    03/26/2010 6:50:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies · 685+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2010 | Staff
    Angry, bewildered and shame-faced these Edwardian drunks stare into the lens of the police camera. They were 'habitual drunkards' whose offences included being caught while in charge of a horse, carriage and even a steam engine. Issued a century ago, the drunks were given the equivalent of modern-day Asbos in that they were banned from being served in pubs because of their past behaviour. Information was compiled by the Watch Committee of the City of Birmingham, which was set up by the police to enforce the Licensing Act of 1902. The act was passed in an attempt to deal with...
  • ..Precious glass negatives provide intimate glimpse into the life of an Edwardian family

    10/29/2009 8:41:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies · 1,512+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 29,2009 | By Staff
    Paddling in the sea while smoking a pipe, dressed in a waistcoat, stiffly starched shirt and perky straw boater; out on a fishing trip with the family and gathering for an outdoor amateur production of Twelfth Night in an age before large screen TVs and games consoles. These beautiful pictures provide an intimate spyglass into the life and leisure time of an Edwardian family - and a valuable glimpse of a bygone era.
  • Lost film footage of Edwardian London discovered

    10/24/2008 9:39:38 PM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 55 replies · 1,820+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Oct 24, 2008 | Stephen Adams
    A historian has discovered film footage of Edwardian London that includes fascinating snapshots of people going about their everyday lives. The film was shot in 1904 as a 'travelogue' for Australians curious about life in what was "one of the most exciting cities anywhere", according to Professor Ian Christie. He discovered the 12 minute reel while trawling through archives in Canberra. Prof Christie said: "It's a rather clever mixture of what we would expect to see - such as the Embankment, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square - but it also has these wonderful close ups of individuals.