Edwardian era

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.


Read an article about professional Edwardian beauties on Edwardian Promenade.

This scene was filmed the year Queen Victoria died.

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.

Charing Cross to Bank Omnibus

Orphans, George Adolphus Storey

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.

Right (L) and Wrong (R) Way to Read, Edwardian Era, 1911

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.

The Right and Wrong Way to Write, Edwardian Era, 1911

Slumped over, the little girl on the right presents the picture of inelegance.

The Right and Wrong Way to Sew

Her poor neck must feel a cramp after a long bout of sewing. Perhaps she needs glasses?

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