Princess Beatrice Posing in her Beautiful Wedding Dress (1885)

In 1885 Princess Beatrice (1857-1944), the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, married Prince Henry of Battenberg (1858–1896).

The marriage took place at Whippingham on the Isle of Wight on 23 July.

They had 3 sons and 1 daughter. Their daughter was Victoria Eugenie, Queen of Spain. King Felipe VI of Spain is her great-great-grandson.

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Princess Beatrice posing in her wedding dress, 1885 via

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Princess Beatrice posing with prince Henry, 1885 via

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Princess Beatrice posing in her wedding dress, 1885 via

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Princess Beatrice posing in her wedding dress, 1885 via

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1800s Fashion Illustrated in Octave Uzanne “L’Art et les Artifices de la beauté” (1902)

Octave Uzanne (1851 – 1931) was a 19th-century French bibliophile, writer, publisher, and journalist.

One of Uzanne’s interests was female fashion, about which he wrote a number of books and articles that were later translated into English.

The  L’Art et les artifices de beauté was first published in 1900.

 

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Le manteau d’hermine. — 1840.

L’art Les Artifices de la beauté, 6 ed. Uzanne, Octave. Paris 1902; page 257 via

 

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“Le gant en 1830.”

Redrawn version of illustration showing lady wearing long gloves as part of her 1830-style outfit.

Source: L’art et les Artifices de la beauté, 6 ed. Uzanne, Octave. Paris 1902; page 281 via

 

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Le boa de fourrure. — 1830.

L’art Les Artirices de la beaute, 6 ed. Uzanne, Octave. Paris 1902; page 256 via

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“L’âge romantique des simples guipures.”

Redrawn version of illustration of a woman in ca. late 1820’s clothes playing a harp.

Source: L’art et les Artifices de la beauté, 6 ed. Uzanne, Octave. Paris 1902; page 208 via

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“Le parapluie anglais. — 1815.”

Redrawn version of 1815 illustration.

L’art Les Artifices de la beaute, 6 ed. Uzanne, Octave. Paris 1902; page 312 via

 

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“L’éventail de plumes. — 1800.”

Rather smudgy redrawing of ca. 1800 illustration showing lady holding a folding fan.

Source: L’Art et les artifices de la beauté, 6 ed. Uzanne, Octave. Paris 1902; page 304 via

 

Two Well-dressed Victorian Couples by Pierre-Louis Pierson (1870s)

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, Young Couple (Circle of Duc d’Aumale), 1870s, France via

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, Military Officer and Woman (Circle of Duc d’Aumale), 1870s, France via

Wonderful Portrait of Queen Mary of Teck Prior to Royal Wedding (1893)

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Portrait of Queen Mary (1867–1953) when Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, sitting prior to wedding, 6 July 1893. The Diamond rivière necklace was a gift from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in memory of the Duke of Clarence, 27 February, 1892. Photo by James Lafayette via

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Portrait of Queen Mary (1867–1953) when Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, sitting prior to wedding, 6 July 1893. The Diamond rivière necklace was a gift from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in memory of the Duke of Clarence, 27 February, 1892. Photo by James Lafayette via

First Public Photo of Queen Victoria (1860)

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Queen Victoria by John Jabez Edwin Mayall in 1860. One of the first published photographs of the Queen. The public had never seen or been able to buy a photograph of the Queen before and once on sale, the images were extremely popular via

Impressive Pioneer Photography by Hill & Adamson (1843 – 1848)

In 1843 artist David Octavius Hill joined engineer Robert Adamson in partnership at Rock House on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland.

During their brief four year partnership, between 1843-1848, Hill & Adamson produced the first substantial body of self-consciously artistic work using the newly invented medium of photography.

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David Octavius Hill, Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 – 1848), 1843 via

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Miss Matilda Rigby, Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 – 1848) via

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The bird-cage, Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 – 1848)  via

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A Discussion,  Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 – 1848), via

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The Letter, Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 – 1848) via

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Mr Laing or Laine, Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 – 1848) via

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Piper and Drummer of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders, Edinburgh Castle, Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 – 1848) via

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The Scott Monument,  Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 – 1848), about 1845 via