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Old photos avaThere are lots of conspiracy theories and myths in all areas of life, including fashion, hygiene, relationships, etc. It can be hard to tell what the reality was for earlier periods, but the 19th century is open to our eyes due to the invention of photography. On the photos below, you’ll see the fashion trends and typical appearance of the mid-19th-century men and women in Britain. We think that the most interesting thing about these photos is pretty and elegant female hairstyles. But it’s up to you what details of their appearance to notice and appreciate.

Girl wearing a white chemisette, holding long watch on chain, 1845. Note her pretty hairdo

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Charlotte Lockhart, later Mrs. Hope, grand-daughter of Sir Walter Scott, 1846

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Couple in winter clothes, 1840s

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Portrait of Edgar Allen Poe, taken several months before his death, 1849

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Handsome gentleman in late 1840s

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James Fillans with his two daughters by Hill and Adamson, 1845

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Jane Webster (nee Binny); Justine Gallie (nee Monro); Mrs. Marrable (nee Binny) by Hill and Adamson, 1843-1848

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Lady Eastlake by Hill and Adamson, 1843-1848

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Lady Elizabeth Theresa Feilding, nee Fox Strangways (1773-1846), early 1840s

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Lady Georgina Elizabeth Wharncliffe (nee Ryder), John Stuart-Wortley by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1846

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Matilda Smith (nee Rigby) by Hill and Adamson, 1843-1848

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Miss Elizabeth (Betsy) Etty, daughter of John Etty, by Hill and Adamson, 1844

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Miss Kemp by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843-1848

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Mother and child in late 1840s

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Mrs. Jameson by Hill and Adamson, 1843-1847

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Mrs. Rishton (nee McCandlish) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843-1848

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Mrs. Shanker by Hill and Adamson, 1843-1847

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Portrait of a beautiful bride, 1840s

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Portrait of a gentleman, 1845

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Portrait of a lovely couple in early 1840s

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Portrait of a woman, 1844

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Portrait of Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (17 November 1809 – 2 October 1893) in early 1840s

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Portrait of Miss Dorothy Catherine Draper in 1840

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Portrait of Mrs. Isabella Morrison Bell by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843-1848

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Portrait of old woman in 1848

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Sophia Finlay by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843-1848

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Portrait of two young women by Carl Ferdinand Stelzner, 1849

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Woman holding a Daguerreotype portrait, late 1840s

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Woman with two daughters, 1840s

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Young lady in dress, 1840s

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Young woman in “bead print” dress, 1845

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