Now my girl is going back in history to the Victorian era and has to figure out how to fit in....quickly!
Not only that, but she's a modern day costumer, sewing for Ren Faires and Re-enactments So I am now deep into research of the Victorian era. And what a time it was. The Photograph and the Telegraph had just been invented and so, if science let you communicate with people on the other side of the world, why not another world? Spiritualism was blossoming. And travel. Trains were coming into their own.
I'm ordering the following book, which outlines how every-day Victorian women lived.
How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life [Kindle Edition]
The author of the book above made this video about Victorian hairstyles.
And I just ran across this cute video about a lay's toilette in the 1860s, when Whiskey for Tea was set.