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.




Share your own or your ancestors’ love story with the world!

Share your ancestors’ love story with the world

Our partner website Weddingsallovertheworld.com starts a new project where people can publish their own Wedding Story or – and that’s even more exciting! – the Wedding Story of their ancestors. If you know how your grandparents, great grandparents, or other relatives met and got married, don’t miss the chance to tell their story. Isn’t it romantic and adorable to read real-life love tales that happened dozens or even hundreds of years ago?!

You’ll find details here: Your Wedding Story




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

Girl wearing white chemisette holding long watch on chain 1845

 

 

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

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

 

 

Couple in winter clothes, 1840s

Couple in winter clothes 1840s   

 

 

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

Portrait of Edgar Allen Poe 1849

 

 

Handsome gentleman in late 1840s

Handsome gentleman in late 1840s

 

 

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

James Fillans with his two daughters by Hill and Adamson 1845

 

 

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

Jane Webster Justine Gallie Mrs. Marrable by Hill and Adamson 1843-1848

 

 

Lady Eastlake by Hill and Adamson, 1843-1848

Lady Eastlake by Hill and Adamson 1843-1848

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

Lady Georgina Elizabeth Wharncliffe John Stuart-Wortley by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson 1846

 

 

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

Matilda Smith by Hill and Adamson 1843-1848

 

 

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

Miss Elizabeth Etty daughter of John Etty by Hill and Adamson 1844

 

 

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

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

 

 

Mother and child in late 1840s

Mother and child in late 1840s

 

 

Mrs. Jameson by Hill and Adamson, 1843-1847

Mrs. Jameson by Hill and Adamson 1843-1847

 

 

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

Mrs. Rishton by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson 1843-1848

 

 

Mrs. Shanker by Hill and Adamson, 1843-1847

Mrs. Shanker by Hill and Adamson 1843-1847

 

 

Portrait of a beautiful bride, 1840s

Portrait of beautiful bride 1840s

 

 

Portrait of a gentleman, 1845

Portrait of a gentleman 1845

 

 

Portrait of a lovely couple in early 1840s

Portrait of lovely couple in early 1840s

 

 

Portrait of a woman, 1844

Portrait of woman 1844

 

 

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

Portrait of Elizabeth Lady Eastlake in early 1840s   

 

 

Portrait of Miss Dorothy Catherine Draper in 1840

Portrait of Miss Dorothy Catherine Draper in 1840

 

 

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

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

 

 

Portrait of old woman in 1848

Portrait of old woman in 1848

 

 

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

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

 

 

Portrait of two young women by Carl Ferdinand Stelzner, 1849

Portrait of two young women by Carl Ferdinand Stelzner 1849

 

 

Woman holding a Daguerreotype portrait, late 1840s

Woman holding Daguerreotype portrait late 1840s

 

 

Woman with two daughters, 1840s

Woman with two daughters 1840s

 

 

Young lady in dress, 1840s

Young lady in dress 1840s

 

 

Young woman in “bead print” dress, 1845

Young woman in bead print dress 1845

 

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