in the most general aesthetic terms possible1600s: most witch-hunts ended in this century.
no witches were burned in North America; they were hanged or in one case pressed to death1700s: the American Revolution. Marie Antoinette. the French Revolution. the crazy King George.
most pirate movies1800-1830: Jane Austen! Pride and Prejudice! those dresses where the waist is right under one’s boobs and men have a crapton of facial hair inside high collars1830-1900: Victorian.
Les Miserables is at the beginning, the Civil War is in the middle, and Dracula is at the end1900-1920: Edwardian.
Titanic, World War I, the Samantha books from American Girl, Art Nouveau1920s: Great Gatsby. Jazz Age. Flappers and all that. most people get this right but IT IS NOT VICTORIAN.
STUFF FROM THIS ERA IS NOT VICTORIAN. DO NOT CALL IT VICTORIAN OR LIST IT ON EBAY AS VICTORIAN. THAT HAPPENS SURPRISINGLY OFTEN GIVEN HOW STAGGERING THE VISUAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ERAS IS.
also not 100 years ago yet, glamour.com “100 years of X” videos. you’re lazy, glamour.com.
you’re lazy and I demand my late Edwardian stylesI just saw people referencing witch burning and Marie Antoinette on a post about something happening in 1878. 1878.
when there were like trains and flush toilets and early plastic and stuff. if you guys learn nothing else about history, you should at least have vague mental images for each era