In 1904 the artist Rose Barton wrote about the London she knew and contributed 61 of her paintings towards the endeavor. Click here to read the PDF document of her 207 page book, Familiar London. The document does not include her paintings, a few of which sit on this page. I like her moody paintings, which depict the rainy, foggy London of my memory.
April 30, 2012
October 18, 2010
Read an article about professional Edwardian beauties on Edwardian Promenade.
October 17, 2010
September 20, 2010
This web site, Victorian/Edwardian Paintings is well worth a visit! Most of the paintings and painters are obscure or unknown, but their images are evocative of a past age. Click here to enter the site or click on the captions to read more about each painting.
March 27, 2010
I love Chest of Books, a site that features books that are in the public domain. This series of photographs from the Edwardian era illustrate that right and wrong way for a young girl to read, write, and sew. The advice still holds today – but why not include boys as well? The information comes from Every Woman’s Encyclopedia, 1910-1912.
One suspects the little girl is more comfortable in the second shot, but her parents would not have approved of her legs twining themselves around the chair legs.
Slumped over, the little girl on the right presents the picture of inelegance.
Her poor neck must feel a cramp after a long bout of sewing. Perhaps she needs glasses?