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Ada Lovelace

Some images of Ada Lovelace, and some clothes I like to put here in in the comic.

paul harnden jacket

Black and white Victorian era dress -- looks early 1850s? Might be a modern costume, I can't find any more info on this lovely piece.

Button ankle boot, women's, leather, linen, and wood, made by Gundry & Sons, prize work, London, England, circa 1851, Powerhouse Museum Collection.

pair of tiny and narrow sized late 1860's lady's riding boots which were lined in white cotton and pink leather. They are field boot in style rather than the typical dress boot (so all you historical re-enactors out there who ride side saddle, field boots WERE worn then for riding!) and have square toed straight soles with spur rests on BOTH boots.

Hessian boot, women's, leather, silk braid, silver, and brass, maker unknown, prize work, England, circa 1851 to 1869, Powerhouse Museum Collection.

Ankle Boots These are a pair of woman's ankle boots, laced up the inside ankle. This practical footwear is a mix of fabric - blue and white check woven wool - and leather, with a black kid vamp to reinforce areas of wear. There is a small leather heel. The boots are well made and probably worn by a lady of the middle class. Date: 1840s The Museum of London

Veil 1830 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paisley Shawl - Jacquard-Woven Wool with Harlequin Bordered Edges. England or France. Circa 1840-1859. 125" x 60".

Wool great coat, four capes, 1830's, listed as possibly a man's or woman's (buttons did up either way until the 1870's or so), askandyaboutcloth...

green silk 1840s dress restored by Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum (SUFAM)

This image really stuck in my head for Lovelace

Jodhpurs are way way too late to make any sense for Lovelace but TOO BAD. That's a pretty sweet steampunky belt.

The Powerhouse Museum celebrates Ada Lovelace Day « Inside the collection – Powerhouse Museum Lovelace's awesomely minimalist calling card, left for Babbage.. click through for what she wrote on the back!

The well-known engraving, looks enough like the photo I'm ready to call it a likeness. Lovelace herself didn't think much of the get-up she's in here-- "stiff and the exaggeration of fashion"

Teen Ada, looking appealingly dorky. Scanned from Joan Baum's out of print "The Calculating Passion of Ada Byron ", the only place I've seen this image. She lacks only a crew tshirt and nerd glasses to be sitting next to me in a vfx studio I have to say.

The only photograph of her, sadly her face looks pinched with pain, shortly before her death. Contemporaries didn't think she resembled her father, which I find strange, as this looks to me extremely like the many images of Byron, especially the chin and eyebrows, and the straight nose. What do I know!