The classic film noir thriller, set in the Victorian era, leaves us a lot to think about in the present.
This beautiful picture depicts a bride show in the 17th century, whereby a Tsar chose his consort, but artistically it's clearly a product of the 19th century.
On July 8, 1822, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the English poet, drowned in a sudden storm in the Gulf of Spezia, in Italy. His body washed [...]
A version of this famous painting hung on the wall of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis chamber for decades.
New York was buried by the late-winter blizzard, turning a city of gas lights and horse-drawn carriages into a deadly winter nightmare.
Fashion historian Mimi Matthews has gotten the blues, and delivered a great overview of the use of color in 19th century women's designs.
This painting is a masterwork of light, emotion and human expression, but it also contains an explicitly political message.
Few mansions are more evocative of the style of the Victorian Era than this, the former home of a wealthy Oregon mariner and businessman.
This painting, created partially with woodblocks, shows the changing cultural influences in Japan in the late 19th century.
Fashion history is really fascinating, and if you like the history of clothes it doesn't get much more fun than the late 19th century. Mimi [...]