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Title: The Victorian Era


1
The Victorian Era
  • Noemi Navarrete
  • Lt 130
  • Spring 2006

2
Queen Victoria
  • The Queen is born on May 24,1819.
  • To Prince Edward Duke of Kent and German princess
    Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg
  • Born in Kensington Palace
  • The Queen is christened Princess Alexandrina
    Victoria.
  • Ascended the throne on June 20, 1837 at the age
    of 18.

3
The Beginning of an Era
  • The Queen marries her first cousin Prince Albert
    of Saxe-Coburg Gotha on February 10, 1840.
  • They had nine children, and most married into
    German Royalty.
  • Prince Albert dies on December 14,1861 the queen
    will forever mourn his death.
  • The Queen withdraws herself from public life.
  • The Royal family had become the model for the
    whole country.

4
The Fashion
  • Weddings
  • Queen Victoria was the first to establish the
    trend of wearing a white wedding gown.
  • The use of a black top hat was a necessity for a
    gentleman.
  • At this time men and women were becoming more
    interested in sports.
  • Special Wardrobes were designed for bicycling,
    tennis, water sports, horse back riding.

5
The Architecture
  • The Victorian Architecture lasted from 1825- 1900
  • It was made up of four different styles
  • Italianate
  • Second Empire
  • Stick-Eastlake
  • Queen Anne
  • Osborne House
  • Prince Albert designed it to accommodate the
    whole family.

6
The Arts
  • The Great Exhibition
  • It was opened on May 1, 1851
  • The crystal Palace was designed by Sir Joseph
    Paxton in 10 days, and was constructed in 9
    months.
  • There were over 13,000 exhibitions.
  • It was constructed on Hyde Park in London

7
Interior Decorating
  • The changes in decorating changed many times
    during this era.
  • High Victorian Style
  • Rooms were crammed with furniture, art, fabric,
    and rugs.
  • People thought that bare looking rooms were not
    fashionable.
  • Aesthetic Movement
  • Elizabethan, Classical Greek and traditional
    Georgian styles inspired how furniture was made.
  • Rooms were more subtle
  • Art Nouveau
  • Japonisme
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Celtic Revival
  • Liberty Style
  • Art Deco
  • Wallpaper
  • During the mid-Victorian era floral patterns were
    popular.

8
The End of the Victorian Era
  • Queen Victoria dies on January 22, 1901 at the
    age of 81.
  • The Queen reigned for 63 years, seven months, and
    two days.
  • The Queen was the last Royal from the House of
    Hanover.
  • The Queen eldest son Prince Albert Edward VII
    then becomes king.
  • He belonged to the House of Wettin

9
Websites
  • http//www.pbs.org/
  • http//www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp
  • http//www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Online-Exhib
    itions/
  • http//www3.tltc.ttu.edu/davis/
  • http//www.victorianstation.com/home2.html
  • http//www.victorianweb.org/
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