Fashion Plates · Victorian

Ticket To Ride

One of the things that I love about fashion plates is that they have different settings and, while I haven’t found heaps, I have come across quite a few that are clearly set at the railway station. The ladies are pictured either waiting at a station for a train to come and whisk them away on a journey, or purchasing the tickets to do so.

As of yet, I haven’t found any plates dating any earlier than 1873 yet but I’m hoping that there might be one out there.

These ladies look like they’re waiting for a train to arrive, bringing a family member or dear friend to visit.

La Mode Illustrae 1873 railway station
La Gazette Rose October 1873

And these ladies look as though they have just arrived and are waiting for a carriage to collect them.

Le Moniteur de la Mode 1874 railway station
Le Moniteur de la Mode 1874

I love the striped dress! I’ll bet she’s about to steam off somewhere for an adventure, maybe to visit a new city.

The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine 1874 railway station
The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine December 1874

This fashionable duo are ready for their journey, perhaps to somewhere a little warmer?

Le Moniteur de la Mode 1875 railway station
Le Moniteur de la Mode 1875

What fantastic stripes! My guess is that she’s been visiting the lady in brown for a week or two, having such a wonderful time, and now they are about to part ways.

Le Moniteur de la Mode 1876 railway station
Le Moniteur de la Mode 1876

I think these two are waiting for a friend to catch up – perhaps she is sending a telegram to friends who will be meeting them at the next station…

Der Bazar 1882 railway station
Der Bazar September 1882

And all of the ladies below are all buying tickets to travel across town, to the seaside, or off anywhere at all that the railway lines lead…

La Mode Francaise 1883 railway station
La Mode Francaise 1883
Le Moniteur de la Mode 1884 railway station
Le Moniteur de la Mode 1884
Le Salon de la Mode 1886 railway station
Le Salon de la Mode 1886
La Mode Francaise 1888 railway station
Le Mode Francaise December 1888

Goodness, now I feel like jumping on a train and being whisked away on an adventure…

2 thoughts on “Ticket To Ride

    1. I love finding the similarities and have gone so far as creating boards on Pinterest for different themes like the seaside, with animals, and at the races. It’s a bit of a rabbit hole, really, searching out different settings or themes, but it’s also like going on a treasure hunt =)

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