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A Rare Look Inside Victorian Houses From The 1800s (13 Photos)

We’ve always lived in and been fascinated by old houses. Our childhood home was built in 1812 in a small, rural town and came with so many interesting stories and peculiarities that it often felt as if it was its own character. In reviewing old photos for our site, we’ve always set aside those that give a glimpse of what daily life could have been like in these houses in the late 1800s and early 1900s. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed putting them together!

Here’s an 1890’s Victorian dining room. If these walls could talk!


We love old photos from inside homes that give a glimpse in to daily life. Such is the case with this 1865 photo called “Interieur” taken by Lady Frances Jocelyn. Such beauty!


Here’s one of our favorites: Marcel Vanderkindere’s image of a summer lounge in Belgium in 1895. That rocking chair sure looks welcoming, doesn’t it?