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Victorian

If you’re interested in Victorian D/s or M/s or the Victorian Lifestyle in general, this page will be (an ever-growing) resource.

Erotica (Artwork or Writing)

A large collection of Franz von Bayros drawings of kinky lesbians from the 19th century.

The Pearl: The (nearly) complete collection of The Pearl, a delightfully filthy erotic newspaper that was popular during the Victorian era. They’re only missing the 1879 Christmas Supplement.

The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences by Anonymous: All four volumes. Published in 1873-1876. Further info.

General Reference

Mrs Beeton’s Household Management. The classic cookery book (originally published in 1861) and other info available online. Duties of the various types of servants begins here. It includes duties of Masters/Mistress of the house.

Sir Stephen of the Household of Sir Stephen has several downloadable documents on a variety of subjects on the Sir Stephen’s Discussions section of the site.

Victorian Domestic Servant Hierarchy & Wage Scale: Excellent resource listing hierarchy and duties of servants in  a large British manor in 1890.

Whores of Yore. Hilarious and informative Twitter account (@WhoresofYore) concerned with the mores and practices of our forebears. Includes Victorian pornography.

Media

  • Downton Abbey
  • The Duchess of Duke Street
  • Gosford Park (Review here)
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • Remains of the Day
  • Upstairs Downstairs

Shopping/Apparel

Beautifully Bound will make (and has on hand) lacy leather restraints and collars.

The Leather Passions Etsy shop has some very elegant nipple loops and nipple clamps.

The heart collars at Manor Gear are pretty.

Scriptum carries a wide array of elegant stationery and old fashioned toys and other bits and bobs. I like to go there and pretend I’m in Diagon Alley, as it feels like a shop right out of Harry Potter.

Victorian Trading Company. Housewares, stationery, clothing and accessories. You name it.

[If you have a recommendation, please leave a comment.]