Victorian women enjoying a coffee break. In this image, a group of women in 1858 are enjoying a cup of coffee and conversation. Women's friendships were increasingly nurtured and idealized among those who were well-off and could afford such leisure time.
tuesday-johnson: ca. [daguerreotype portrait of a gentleman wearing top hat and patch over left eye] via Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography