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Lady Hawarden's photographic exploration of identity - and female sexuality - was incredibly progressive. Above, Lady Clementina's daughter also called Clementina reading a book

Britain's first ever fashion shoot? Rare 19th century prints by pioneering female photographer go on sale (but be warned, they're rather 'sensual')

Traveling through history of Photography.By Lady Clementina Hawarden, a noted portrait photographer of the Victorian Era. She produced over 800 photographs, mostly of her adolescent daughters.

Silk Lace veil, mid 19th c. New York. Silk reseau w/ hand embroidered & drawnwork silk toile, design of flower garlands, bows, & drawnwork catouches

CREAM SILK LACE VEIL, MID C Silk reseau w/ hand embroidered & drawnwork silk toile, design of flower garlands, bows, & drawnwork catouches

19th Century Fashion History | 19th Century: Fashion History / Silk, linen and rhinestone afternoon ...

Afternoon Dress Jacques Doucet 1903 This is an elegant afternoon dress that would be suitable for afternoon events, such as the races and other promenade activities. The dress is an excellent example.

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My version of a Victorian fashion timeline. It may not be correct but I think I got the basic dress shapes right. I also realize that the Victorian.

18th and 19th Century: Cravat Tying Tips for the Georgian or Regency Gent...

Sebastian Vioget might have worn any of and Century: Cravat Tying Tips for the Georgian or Regency Gent.

Cape  Date: late 19th century Culture: European, Eastern Medium: wool

Cape Date: late century Culture: European, Eastern Medium: wool Dimensions: Length: 17 in.

18th Century Triple Cape Coat  This is the standard version of the 'Triple cape Coat' made in a good quality brown overcoating wool, the coat features Gauntlet style button through cuffs and Brass buttons are used throughout, fully lined in a polished cotton. The rear of the coat has a beautiful long pocket feature with 14 buttons fitted to the rear!  Copied from an original that was restored for a Museum client. CT9002

A garrick coat from the Empire period were sometimes called a coachman's coat. These coats were a particularly popular style during this period, were very long in length, and had between three and five short caplets attached to the collar.

Ghosts of London - find the people hiding in the photograph.  #socialmedia #training cam 1870++

Despite the general creepiness of the Victorian Era, London during this point in time was actually a beautiful place to be, and these vintage photos prove it.

@Mandy Ness- these are amazing. Let's bring back strolling around with parasols...    19th Century Parasols

Ness- these are amazing. Let's bring back strolling around with parasols. Century Parasols /Anything but a craft.This is ART!