Victoriana (book #99)

James Laver, 1966.

An ornate loo:

Domestic scene, no source given:

Photograph of Victorian family

(Impossible not to read the darker side of family life into pictures like this, I find.)

Baking powder ad (year not given):

Ad for Czar baking powder

Mentions Augustus Egg’s Past and Present, reproduced and discussed here. I do like a narrative picture or three. There’s an interesting article about his work Travelling Companions here.

I like this desk:

Mackmurdo desk

Details on the designer, A H Mackmurdo, here.


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