Monthly Archive: October 2017

How the Other Half Lives: Under the Arch with Lady Henry Somerset

Joanne Paisana Published Online: 2017-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0015 Abstract The reforming work of Isabella Caroline Somerset (Lady Henry Somerset 1851-1921) is largely overlooked today. Dedicated to women’s causes at home and abroad and to temperance in particular,...

Clutter and the Clash of Middle-class Tastes in the Domestic Interior

Kathryn Rachel Ferry Published Online: 2017-09-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0011 Interior design offered new members of the Victorian middle-class a means to demonstrate their success. Yet the choices they made in decorating domestic spaces could be harshly judged,...

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