On this day: Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee

Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee on the 20th of June, 1887. This photograph is of Regent Street in London decorated for the event.

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View down Regent Street looking north and showing the decorations for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.

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Easter in Ukraine

This 1887 painting of Ukrainian Easter is by Mykola Pymonenko.

Easter in Ukraine is a very significant holiday, with celebrations stretching long before and after the traditional Easter weekend. Ukrainians take baskets to church to be blessed, loaded with traditional foods and decorated with embroidery, candles, and the world-famous pysanky, the hand-painted eggs.

ПимоненкоСтрастныйчетвергUkrainian Easter by Mykola Pymonenko 1887

On this day: a new Queen

At 6am on the 20th of June, 1837, eighteen-year-old Victoria was woken to the news she was now Queen of the United Kingdom.

This marked the beginning of the long Victorian era, which concluded with her death in 1901.

The image below, created in 1887, depicts Victoria receiving the news of her accession.

Queen Victoria receiving the news of her accession to the throne, 20 June 1837.

And as illustrated in 1895:

NPG D33592; 'Your Majesty' (William Howley; Francis Nathaniel Conyngham, 2nd Marquess Conyngham; Queen Victoria) published by The Graphic, after  Mary Louisa Gow

On this day: Tiffany Opens in 1837

On the 18th of September, 1837 Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young opened their “stationery and fancy goods emporium” in New York City. Originally called “Tiffany, Young and Ellis” the name was changed to Tiffany & Company when Tiffany took control in 1853.

From then on, the company’s emphasis was on jewellery.

In 1870 they made their move to number 15 Union Square West, the building that can be seen in the picture below:

Tiffany & Company, storage area, circa 1887

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In the store circa 1887. On the left is Charles Lewis Tiffany.

(Notice how many women made it into the picture?!)

Charles Lewis Tiffany (left) in his store, about 1887