When I saw a friend had posted some pictures of Edwardian women on FB, I had to click the link and see them. This series of images unearthed by Kensington and Chelsea Libraries dates as far back as the early 1900’s. They were taken by amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne, who was also the chief cartoonist for Punch Magazine.It’s fun to see how contemporary the scenes are, given that they were taken in 1906. Girls strolling down the street, reading a book instead of a smartphone, one pushing her bike along, others walking and talking. I love the quizzical look this gal’s giving the photographer. Most of the women aren’t carrying much, maybe a handbag, but not an umbrella. There are more pictures, this time from Paris, where the women are more elegant and well-dressed, but you’ll have to click here to see them.