victorian collage

British Cavalry Troopers’ Swords, 1788-1908

(Not to scale)

From left to right: Pattern 1788 Heavy Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1788 Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1796 Heavy Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1821 Heavy Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1853 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1864 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1882 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1885 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1890 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1899 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, Pattern 1908 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword.

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Art Collages made by Queen Alexandra of The United Kingdom (b. Princess Alexandra of Denmark) of her family members and friends

Princess Alexandra had numerous hobbies including photgraphy, painting, writing, and making collages. She would combine her talents to make collages, prints, and paintings to give away to friends as presents. She would take photos and render them, then she would paint backgrounds and stamp them on with crafts.

Did you know that having a blog is the same thing as putting together scrapbook like collages in the Victorian/Edwardian times? They collected pictures, cards, verses, prose, riddles and such…ribbons, pressed flowers etc.and put them together into books. 

Most of the Victorians would have tumblr blogs about now if they ever knew how far technology would get us to.

I find that fascinating.