Great-Aunt Alice's Family History Website of the Week
Two centuries of women's costume history and women's fashion history.
|Edinburgh in 1891 from the road known as ‘Rest and Be Thankful’. From Scottish Pictures Drawn with Pen and Pencil by Samuel G. Green, The Religious Tract Society, 1891.|
|The Game of Golf. Braid Hills is opened to the public as a park and golfing ground in 1889. From Black’s Picturesque Tourist of Scotland, Adam and Charles Black, 1856.|
Dress 1870 and 1880. By the 1870s, crinolines have largely disappeared, the ladies of Edinburgh preferring the newer, closer-fitting styles including the ‘pin back’ in which the front and sides of the skirt were drawn tightly over the legs and all the fullness of the dress was at the back. From W. M. Gilbert ed, Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century, J & R Allan Ltd, 1901.