Historical information

The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine was issued monthly in the following years: 1852–1874; 1877; 1880–1890. Initially, it contained only nondescript black and white images. Aware of the growing interest in fashion, style and manners from the new middle classes, Samuel Beeton began to import tinted fashion plates directly from Jules David in Paris from 1860.


Primary source for fashion design in the 1860s

Physical description

Framed fashion plate -'The Fashions … for the Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine'. Framed print of two women in 1860 costume. Bordered in pale green coloured card. Wire attached to metal loops at back. Masking tape at back.