I stumbled upon this page earlier today when attempting to find some fashion plates from 1876. To say the person or persons that wrote this were "confused" would be a bit too kind, I think. First, there is no mention of the Victorian Era whatsoever despite the plates dating from 1807 to 1876. Instead it's Empire, Romantic, and Edwardian.
Didn't Edward not ascend the throne until 1901 when his Mom died thereby starting the Edwardian era? I mean, I kinda thought that's how eras went. Monarch dies or is incapacitated (hello, Regency!) and you get a new era. It's how we date things.
Somehow, the Romantic era, according to this site, dates all the way up to the antebellum period of 1861. 1876 is Edwardian.
I...I just don't even know where to start really. Were they high when they wrote this? That's the only excuse I can possibly think of that would make the slightest hint of sense.
I did write an email. I asked why the Victorian era wasn't even mentioned despite nearly all the plates falling into that period. I also asked where they got Edwardian starting in the 1870's from as I have never seen that before since King Edward wasn't King until 1901. We'll see if I get a response.
...Or they do what a lot of places have done in the past and just randomly update the page with all the "new" information without ever telling me.
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