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Reviewing Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson, with an introduction by Phillip Mallett was a pleasure.

Ms. Thompson’s three semi autobiographical books (or lightly fictionalized as Mallett puts it), Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941) and Candelford Green (1943) were brought together in 1945 along with 30 wood engravings by Julie Neild create a vivid, yet gentle picture of the 1880’s… 118 more words

Akard Street Looking South, 1887-2015

Akard Street from Pacific, ca. 1898, via Cook Collection, SMU

by Paula Bosse

I realized the other day that I have an inordinate number of photographs and postcards showing Akard Street looking south — usually taken from Pacific or Elm, so I thought I’d collect them all together. 861 more words

Historic Dallas

Hm...woman or not?

So once in a while I’ll spot a Victorian woman I find suspiciously looking like a man. Not a very flattering thought if indeed this woman in bustle dress was her own gender. 143 more words

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Alice and friend

Definitely very off theme! I had to post this tintype I’ve had for some time now. I could not not share it here. I love the striped stockings of the standing girl, they feel right out of a Victorian gothic fairytale. 41 more words

Tintypes

Woman in Cooktown, Queensland, 1880-1890.

This is one of my favourite Victorian era photographs. This young Australian woman is so pretty, and it’s one of the few portraits from the era where there’s no fussy hairstyle (those hideous curls they used to do at the top of their heads!). 12 more words

History

CASTLE COOLE STARS ALONGSIDE COLIN FARRELL & JESSICA CHASTAIN IN NEW MOVIE – MISS JULIE

Castle Coole, in County Fermanagh is set to be showcased on the big screen as Miss Julie, starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain hits movie houses across the UK from 4 September. 364 more words

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