Regency Pastimes: Pictorial Cards

Appearing in the March 1818 issue of Ackermann’s Repository, this plate of pictorial cards shows the thoughtful symbolism that could be employed in a deck of cards to titillate and stimulate conversation. That these are categorized by the magazine as “Fine Arts” also indicates their importance in cultural play.

Regency Fashion: Carriage and Evening Dresses

A bit later than typical fashion features, I found this lovely plate from March 1828’s Ladys’ Monthly Museum that I couldn’t resist sharing. I adore the added hat details and precious sprigs of flowers that nearly jump off the page with life.