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March 30, 2021

Vintage Photos of Victorian People Posing Next to the Windows

The most common Victorian house style is Folk Victorian. The classic Victorian styles (Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Stick Style, Romanesque Revival, and Shingle Style) were created by professional architects, and were built mostly by the well-to-do.

The lower reaches of the middle class certainly shared the same Victorian urge to live in a fashionable house, and if they couldn’t afford a professional architect. They could design the house themselves, or have a local carpenter do it.

In either case, the design was likely to be an unprofessional but possibly still charming pastiche, including elements of styles that were still currently fashionable among the upper crust, and elements of styles that definitely were not. Also, the house would naturally tend to be smaller and plainer than the what the wealthy could afford.

Here below is a set of vintage photos that shows what the windows looked like from the 19th century.


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