History of Christmases Past is Book 1 in the non-fiction Historical Events collection and is a companion book to Easter in Images.
This book focuses on the history, customs, and traditions celebrated around the world for these important religious holidays.
A collection of historical information about the traditions of Christmas through the centuries, including the religious aspects, decorations, games, food and plays.Continue reading →
1800s Decorating A Household Room Regency History. Wallpapers, borders, and friezes used to decorate a room in an early 1800s household.Continue reading →
1812-1814 ca. Peignoir, or Wrap Around Gown. Wrap-over gown made of Indian ikat, with round, slightly raised collar, adorned with gathered trimmings and narrow shoulder frills. Excessively long sleeves with wristbands.Continue reading →
1804 The Delights of the Malmaison. A saunter through the park.Two women in the gardens of Malmaison, the château that was refurbished by Napoleon’s first wife, Josephine. The château is located several miles outside of Paris.Continue reading →
1802 The Perron of the Palais-Royal, Paris, France.Despite his colorful clothing, this gentleman is dressed in the style of ‘Anglicizing’, or copying English Gentlemen’s fashions. This fashion began as way for the bourgeois to turn their backs on French aristocracy and their undemocratic ideals and formality and instead base their fashion style on the more relaxed clothing of the English gentleman of the time.Continue reading →
1809 Typical Regency Window Dressing With Red Curtains, and Gold Fittings. From Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’, London.Continue reading →
A Pelisse or Walking Dress in England, or a Redingote in France. Regency women’s fashions at their best!Continue reading →