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Originally, perfumes were used by men and women – of upper classes – to simply cover up their body odor.

Originally, perfumes were used by men and women – of upper classes – to simply cover up their body odor.

The late Victorians and the Edwardians lived through a domestic revolution. Theirs was a bold and exciting age of innovation, groundbreaking discoveries and dramatic scientific changes, many of which altered life at home in profound ways - including some that were terrible and unforeseen, writes historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb.             read on

The late Victorians and the Edwardians lived through a domestic revolution. Theirs was a bold and exciting age of innovation, groundbreaking discoveries and dramatic scientific changes, many of which altered life at home in profound ways - including some that were terrible and unforeseen, writes historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. read on

1901 July, Les Modes Paris - L'escalier du Moulin

1901 July, Les Modes Paris - L'escalier du Moulin

1860s Victorian fashion with gorgeous fabric fabric

1860s Victorian fashion with gorgeous fabric fabric

La toilette d’une Parisienne ,1900-1910. © Léon et Lévy / Roger-Viollet

La toilette d’une Parisienne ,1900-1910. © Léon et Lévy / Roger-Viollet

This period photo of a church picnic dates from about 1862.

This period photo of a church picnic dates from about 1862.

Queen Victoria and her frilly bonnet, posing with mother, Victoria, the duchess of Kent , and kids Pss Alice and Prince Albert Edward.

Queen Victoria and her frilly bonnet, posing with mother, Victoria, the duchess of Kent , and kids Pss Alice and Prince Albert Edward.

These photos amaze me. The chronicle of history is fantastic. www.justelechose.etsy.com

These photos amaze me. The chronicle of history is fantastic. www.justelechose.etsy.com

Portrait of a teenage girl, 1800's

Portrait of a teenage girl, 1800's

Ladies' Aid Society  (also known as Soldiers' Aid Societies) Making bandages, new clothes, and blankets for soldiers at war.

Ladies' Aid Society (also known as Soldiers' Aid Societies) Making bandages, new clothes, and blankets for soldiers at war.