Happy birthday to you and a yet-to-be revealed Victorian!
From the creator of Tarzan to business titans, these historic ladies and gentlemen left an impression — perhaps even an invention. . .
Life was about beauty.
Or rather, it was about obtaining status in marriage. In order to garner the attention of a gentleman, one must be lovely and fair. Therefore, a lady’s toilette held many a hushed secret to “natural” beauty.
Though some treatments proved fruitless (and even toxic), Victorian ladies found a myriad of recipes with nourishing properties such as. . .
They were wives, yes. They were mothers.
But Victorian women accomplished a great deal more than marriage and offspring. The most expensive Fabergé Imperial Egg was created by a 25-year-old female employee named Alma Pihl. Ada Lovelace created the world’s first computer program. Of course, Victoria was the Queen of England and Empress of India.
Not all professions were quite so glamorous. A myriad of strange occupations came to be in the Victorian Era. Why, you could even find employment in delivering meat to cats!