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.
And these ladies look as though they have just arrived and are waiting for a carriage to collect them.
I love the striped dress! I’ll bet she’s about to steam off somewhere for an adventure, maybe to visit a new city.
This fashionable duo are ready for their journey, perhaps to somewhere a little warmer?
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.
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…
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…
Goodness, now I feel like jumping on a train and being whisked away on an adventure…