Category Archives: Victorian period

Knitted dress by Thiébaud-Guichard. Romantic era 1841.

Knitted dress. Romantic era fashion. Biedermeier costume

La Mode 1841.

Knitted dress by Thiébaud-Guichard. Romantic era 1841.

Meubles de Maigret. Guipure de Doucet. Porcelaines de Toy. Miror de Giroux. Fleurs de Constantin. Etoffes de robes de Thiébaud-Guichard façon de Mlle. Moismont. Gants Mayer. Sous jupes Oudinot Lutel. Plisse Lithuanienne de Gagelin Opigor envois de la Maison de Commission Lassalle et Cie., 28 rue Taitbout.

La Mode 1841. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume. Romantic Era, Biedermeier period. Early Victorian.

Associated to:

  1. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  2. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romanticism. Early Victorian era. Biedermeier
  3. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period. Biedermeier.
  4. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. First Empire, Regency period.
  5. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency fashion period 1808-1815.
  6. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion

Ethel Barrymore 1898. American actress.

Ethel Barrymore American actress. Victorian era costumes

Ethel Barrymore 1898


Ethel Barrymore of Henry Irving’s Company 1898.

Ethel Barrymore (actually: Ethel Blyth. 1879 -1959) was an American actress. She was honored for her performance in None But the Lonely Heart at the Academy Awards 1945 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Previously, she had been one of the most successful actresses on Broadway for decades. E. Barrymore was known for her black humor and one of the largest private collections of books in the United States. In her honor was named a Broadway theater. A star on the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bouldevard height 7001, recalls the actress.

Victorian era costume.

Play at Crockford’s Club 1843. Count D’Orsay calling a main.

Victorian fashion. Satirical 19th century. Dandy Clubs. Romantic era. Biedermeier era.

Play at Crockford’s Club 1843 Count D’Orsay calling a main.

Play at Crockford’s Club 1843 Count D’Orsay calling a main.

From the book: The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow, being anecdotes of the camp, court, clubs and society, 1810-1860. By Captain Rees Howell Gronow (1794–1865). Published: London, John C. Nimmo, 1889. Artist Joseph Grego (1843-1908).

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The Second Republic. Fashion 1848 to 1851.


Fashion and Costumes of the The Second Republic.

Fashion and Costumes of the The Second Republic.

Fashion and Costumes of the The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851.

Tricoloured stuffs of 1848 — Girondin mantles — Open gowns — Summer dresses — Kasawecks and their derivatives — Beaver bonnets; velvet bonnets, and satin or crape drawn bonnets — Cloches, Cornelia, Moldavian, and Josephine cloaks; mantles — Isly green — Opera cloaks — Numerous styles of dressing the hair: a la Marie Stuart, a la Valois, Leda, Proserpine, and Ceres — Marquise parasols — Jewellery — Straw bonnets — “Orleans” and “armure” — Work reticule or bag — “Chinas” — Pagoda sleeves — Waistcoats; basque bodices — New and economical canezous.
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Russian royal party in St. Petersburg. Victorian costumes period.

Russian nobility gowns. Victorian costumes period. Festivities in Russia

Russian royal party in St. Petersburg 1874.

Russian royal party in St. Petersburg. Victorian costumes period 1874.

Festivities in Russia. The Royal Party Skating on the English Quay, St. Petersburg.

Royal party of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850-1942), Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-1910), Alexandra of Denmark, Princess of Wales (1844-1925), and Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark (1843-1912) ice skating on the frozen waters of the Neva River near the English Quay at Saint Petersburg.

The Colliers’ Strike. England victorian worker clothes 1898.

Tip Girls. The Colliers' Strike in South Wales. England Victorian fashion period worker clothes.

The Colliers’ Strike in South Wales. Tip Girls.

The Colliers’ Strike. England victorian worker clothes.

The Colliers’ Strike in South Wales. Tip Girls outside of a coal mine in South Wales, by William Bromley (1769-1842).

Free Ebook: The colliers’ strike in South Wales by Alexander Dalziel.

The Lionesses and Fashionables. French Second Empire fashion.

Romantic fashion. French Empire Costumes. Victorian Fashion. Straw hat

The Lionesses and Fashionables

The Lionesses and Fashionables. French Second Empire fashion in 1842.

Lionnes et Fashionables.

EVERY woman of fashion in 1842, at the time when Fréderic Soulié published Le Lion Amoureux and Charles de Bernard La Peau de Lion, was newly baptized by the dandies, who appeared to go to the Jardin du Roi for their models of bearing and elegance; it was nothing but Lionesses, Panthers, Tigers, and Rats; one might for an instant suppose oneself in a fashionable menagerie, such amiable complaisance was shown by our Merveilleux in the employment of these different expressions.

A Physiology of the Lion became necessary; it very soon appeared under the signature of Félix Deriège, with designs by Gavarni and Daumier. The author, in an introduction in biblical style, initiates us in the most ingenious manner in the world into the genesis of the savage king of the new Fashion. “In the beginning,” says he, “a crowd of charming creatures adorned the diverse countries of the elegant world. “And Fashion saw that a king was wanting to all these beings which her caprice had formed.” And she said: “Let us make the Lion in our image after our likeness!
“Let him have dominion over the Boulevard! “Let the Opera become his conquest! “Let him command in all places, from the Faubourg Montmartre to the Faubourg Saint-Honore.” And the Lion appeared. “Then he assembled his subjects around him, and gave to every one his name in the fashionable tongue. “He called some of them Lionesses—these were feminine beings, richly married, coquettes, pretty, who managed perfectly the pistol and the riding-whip, rode on horseback like lancers, prized highly the cigarette, and disdained not iced champagne.

From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions – Manners – Usages, by Octave Uzanne. Illustrations in water colours by Albert Lynch. Engraved in colours by Eugène Gaujean.