The Amateur Casual

@Amateur_Casual

Blogging on All Things Victorian From Telegrams to Toilets, Gas to Ghosts, at 'The Victorianist' Also on Tumblr: http://amateurcasualvictorianist.tumblr.com/

Photos and Videos by @Amateur_Casual

  • Timeline
  • Gallery

William Wilberforce, who co-founded the RSPCA, but is better known for his work in abolishing the slave trade.

  • 1488 days ago via site
  • 38

'The Trial of Bill Burns' by P. Matthews depicts a turning point for the RSPCA, with the conviction of Bill Burns.

  • 1488 days ago via site
  • 29

Frances Power Cobbe; fiery feminist and co-founder of the National Anti-Vivisection Society

  • 1488 days ago via site
  • 31

Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House School in Stoke Newington, where Edgar Allan Poe studied as a child.

  • 1495 days ago via site
  • 102

'Not the Least Obeisance Made He' By Gustave Dore, one of many illustrations for Poe's poem, 'The Raven'

  • 1495 days ago via site
  • 46

Virginia Clemm, who, at the age of thirteen married Edgar Allan Poe, who was twenty-seven.

  • 1495 days ago via site
  • 47

Edgar Allan Poe's first sweetheart, Sarah Royster.

  • 1495 days ago via site
  • 3

Edgar Allan Poe's foster father, John Allan

  • 1495 days ago via site
  • 8

Edgar Allan Poe's foster mother, Frances Allan.

  • 1495 days ago via site
  • 4

Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • 1502 days ago via site
  • 4

'On Hampstead Hill' by John Atkinson Grimshaw.

  • 1513 days ago via site
  • 8

'Nightfall on the Thames' by John Atkinson Grimshaw.

  • 1513 days ago via site
  • 52

'Sand, Sea and Sky: a Summer Fantasy' by John Atkinson Grimshaw, was a departure from his usual night scenes.

  • 1513 days ago via site
  • 40

Victorian artist and master of nocturnal painting, John Atkinson Grimshaw.

  • 1513 days ago via site
  • 8

Maria Rye, who established a scheme to send 'wastrel' children to the colonies for an apparently better life.

  • 1520 days ago via site
  • 10

Avenue House, Peckham, where, in the 1860's & 1870's, Maria Rye housed children prior to their being sent to the colonies.

  • 1520 days ago via site
  • 32

May Memories, from a poem by Sarah Doudney, Leisure Hour, 1877.

  • 1524 days ago via site
  • 57

The Duke of Wellington in 1844, aged 75. Three years later, Angela Burdett-Coutts, aged 33, proposed to him.

  • 1531 days ago via site
  • 11

Sundial in St Pancras erected by Angela Burdett-Coutts after turning the old burial site into a playground.

  • 1531 days ago via site
  • 80

Holly lodge, where Victorian philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts lived & built homes for the poor.

  • 1531 days ago via site
  • 4