1. Scenes from daily Victorian life.  Terrace houses, circa 1860s - 1880s. If ever I move to England I fully expect I would buy a terrace house, but I don’t know why the fascinate me so.

    Scenes from daily Victorian life. Terrace houses, circa 1860s - 1880s. If ever I move to England I fully expect I would buy a terrace house, but I don’t know why the fascinate me so.

     
  2. Scenes from daily Victorian life.  Recreated, not period photo, but a proper recreation courtesy of Beamish Museum near Durham (which I will be visiting in the spring of ‘13).

    Scenes from daily Victorian life. Recreated, not period photo, but a proper recreation courtesy of Beamish Museum near Durham (which I will be visiting in the spring of ‘13).

     
  3. Scenes from daily Victorian life.  A fold-out scullery, for those really tiny spaces.

    Scenes from daily Victorian life. A fold-out scullery, for those really tiny spaces.

     
  4. Scenes from daily Victorian life.  Drawing of a kitchen, circa 1886.

    Scenes from daily Victorian life. Drawing of a kitchen, circa 1886.

     
  5. Scenes from daily Victorian life.  This is one of the most famous maids of all time, Hannah Cullwick, posed for a photo scrubbing the steps for her dirty-jobs obsessed lover, Arthur Mumby.

    Scenes from daily Victorian life. This is one of the most famous maids of all time, Hannah Cullwick, posed for a photo scrubbing the steps for her dirty-jobs obsessed lover, Arthur Mumby.

     
  6. Men’s Victorian fashion. The measuring and fitting instructions for your new clothes, although by the 1890s ready-made sizes were much more common.

    Men’s Victorian fashion. The measuring and fitting instructions for your new clothes, although by the 1890s ready-made sizes were much more common.

     
  7. Men’s Victorian fashion. Two styles of the sack suits sort of precursor to the modern business jacket. I rather want one of these for my wardrobe.

    Men’s Victorian fashion. Two styles of the sack suits sort of precursor to the modern business jacket. I rather want one of these for my wardrobe.

     
  8. Men’s Victorian fashion.  The double-breasted frock coat.  I prefer the single-breasted look myself for frock coats, but others definitely prefer this.

    Men’s Victorian fashion. The double-breasted frock coat. I prefer the single-breasted look myself for frock coats, but others definitely prefer this.

     
  9. Men’s Victorian fashions today.  Here, the class cutaway or riding coat, now better known at the morning coat.

    Men’s Victorian fashions today. Here, the class cutaway or riding coat, now better known at the morning coat.

     
  10. Trust Bayer for your name-brand heroin. You must admit, the Victorians were open minded about medicines.

    Trust Bayer for your name-brand heroin. You must admit, the Victorians were open minded about medicines.