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I'm sharing some historical photographs today! By Kathryne Kennedy

My family and I visited the Phoenix Art Museum last weekend, and of course I headed for the European/American History exhibit right away. To my surprise, they had changed the rules to allow photographs of many of their displays, so I'm sharing the best of them with you all today. The art museum has a miniatures room, with glass cases of historically accurate rooms as they would appear in the nineteenth century (1800's), which of course includes my favorite Victorian era. Although the miniatures are such fun to study in person, the rooms actually look real in a photograph. I have a difficult time getting royalty-free pics for my blog and website, so I thought I'd share these with you all in case you'd like to use some yourself. You'll see some French designs, many European scenes, and some that are American. Enjoy!

And here's some photographs I took of some remarkable paintings:

Feel free to copy and paste! If you need better quality, email me at:, and I'll send you the jpeg of the photo. Even if you weren't looking for some website photos, I hope you enjoyed looking at all these great historical pictures just for the sheer pleasure of it!
My Magical Best,


  1. I would have never guessed that those were miniatures - really gorgeous. So are the paintings except for the one with the head on the platter lol.

  2. What fun that journey was! Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Lovely photos; thanks for sharing.

  4. Those are lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Catslady! That one kinda freaked me out too. :} It was just so gorgeously painted, and the gown was reflective of the era, so I had to take it. So lovely hearing from you!

    Hi Carolyn! Thank you so much for leaving a comment!

    Hi LSUREader! So glad you enjoyed them!

    Hi Shana! My pleasure!

    Hi Cheryl! Best I could do with a cell phone! But truly, the phones are getting such clear pics, I don't think anyone will be carrying cameras much longer.


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