Do you have a fascination for a particular period of history?
I am rather partial to Georgian architecture and have owned a 17th century cottage and now live in a late Victorian house but, I am LOVING these photographs taken in the Kensington area of London in 1906 /1907 by Edward Linley Sambourne.
When these photographs were taken, Linley Sambourne was chief cartoonist at Punch magazine. For forty years, he had been an illustrator and cartoonist ...... BUT, he was also an enthusiastic amateur photographer. He used photography to aid his art and took thousands of photographs of his family, his friend's and professional models and his wife, Marion, complained that his photographic hobby had become his obsession !
I love this one ..... I have the boots and a jacket and skirt very similar to this that I wear now !
Love her shoes and her purse around her neck .....
I also have a skirt like this ..... these photographs are street style 1900's and, maybe without the hats, wouldn't look out of place today.
It seems that, the older you got, the longer your skirts got !!
He even took street style photographs in Paris !!
Linley Sambourne's descendant's include his great-grandson the Earl of Snowdon and great-great-grandson Viscount Linley.
When you consider that this was a time when photography was still new and most photographs were very formal, Edward Linley Sambourne really captured Edwardians going about their daily lives ..... and, if you Google him, you will see that he captured an awful lot more, if you get my drift !!!
What is your favourite period in history ?
P.S : I am publishing this post at 2.00 a.m. as I'm watching Johanna Konta at the U.S Open, Flushing Meadows !!!!!!!
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