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The full 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, "The best encyclopedia ever written," is scanned with occasional missing characters on one side of the page and text that runs over into the next reference -- but it's a remarkable Victorian contemporary resource for all that. (Have a look at the entry for "Victoria, Queen.")

Links to England and the Victorian era with money converters and price indexes, gathered by Chris Redmond's Sherlockian.net.

An interesting Victoriana site with a "study center" devoted to topics ranging from calling cards to recipes to needlework to gardens.

The Victorian Turkish Bath site with all sorts of information including where to go to get one!

History

United Kingdom and Ireland History... a group of sites of general interest and some that are particularly helpful for genealogy research.

The Victorian Dictionary ... a guide to the social history of Victorian London. A splendid resource, including maps -- Holmes would have been proud.

The "Links" page of San Jose Victorian gives access to everything from restoring a Victorian house to Victorian costuming, etiquette, and modern offshoots like Neo-Victorian and steampunk.

Victorian Web... nothing to do with Moriarty, but many topics to browse: arts, science, philosophy, politics, society, gender issues, technology, and more.

Violet Books is a prize-winning, reference-rich website about "Antiquarian Supernatural, Fantasy & Mysterious Literatures, Vintage Westerns, Swashbucklers, & Juveniles" -- all things old, fictional, adventurous, & weird. This site is part of the Gaslight internet discussion list which reviews one etext story a week from the genres of mystery, adventure and The Weird, written between 1800 and 1919.

Clothing

Lots and lots of costume links here, including corsets! Pictures of clothing exhibitions in museums as well as period clothing for sale -- plan to spend some time browsing.

A remarkable costume site complete with online classes -- includes hairstyle history, too.

Fashion magazines of 1893 to take you back in history.

Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey by Alison Gernsheim (see right). A review of fashion from 1840-1910 using photographs rather than fashion illustrations. Includes men, women and children. Paperback edition.

Look on Amazon.com for more books on this topic.

The Gentleman's Page: a resource "for those who wish to look and act like; or perhaps better understand, the 19th Century American man."
 

 

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