Powys: A Day in the Life

1891

Home

Community &
Civic Life


Culture &
Entertainment


Education

Health Care

Home Life

Law & Order

Social Conditions

Transport

Work


Index



E-mail

Home Life

Fashion: Women

As the decade progressed, skirts became wider, and sleeves became gigantic.

Mid-1890s
Davies sisters
Davies sisters of Pantpurlais Farm, Llandrindod
Powys County Archives

Portrait of unknown woman
Photograph of unknown woman
Radnorshire Museum

Portrait of unknown woman
Photograph of unknown woman by Roberts of Llandrindod
Radnorshire Museum

Three women in black
Three women in black by Roberts of Llandrindod
Radnorshire Museum

Older women wore much the same, but modified.

Early 1890s
Elderly relatives
Photograph from an album
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Elderly woman
Elderly woman from an album
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Elderly woman
Elderly woman from an album
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Paupers' clothing was very plain.

Llanfyllin workhouse
Female residents of Llanfyllin Workhouse,
detail of larger photo

Powys County Archives

Other photos of 1890s fashion for women can be found on the following pages:

Sporting Wear - Special Occasions - Work



¦ Index ¦ Home ¦ Community and Civic Life ¦ Culture and Entertainment ¦ Education ¦ Health Care ¦
¦ Home Life ¦ Law and Order ¦ Social Conditions ¦ Transport ¦ Work ¦
¦ Background ¦ Partners ¦ Sources & Credits ¦ 1891 Timeline ¦ 2002 Timeline ¦