La Belle Époque – the Beautiful Era

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , |

La Belle Époque comes from French and means 'Beautiful Era.' In the United Kingdom and the United States, it overlaps the late Victorian and the Edwardian Era. In the United States, it is known as the Gilded Age. It was only in looking back in retrospect that this time period gained its name. The hardships [...]

A Gilded Thanksgiving Celebration

By | November 26th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , |

By Donna Klein   Thanksgiving During the Gilded Age   Thanksgiving is here! As I thought about the holiday, I wondered what it was like during the glory years of the characters on Downton Abbey. I know the British don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but  what was it like for their American counterparts? What was Thanksgiving like [...]