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Beauty and the Victorians

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Duration: 0:49:46 | Added: 09 Jul 2015
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Duration: 0:49:46 | Added: 09 Jul 2015
'Buying beauty in the Victorian period' Dr Jessica Clark looks at the Victorian beauty industry, and the transition from disapproval of artifice to a celebration of the wonders of cosmetics.

Drawing on the John Johnson Collection of ephemera at the Bodleian Library, Dr Clark explains what Victorian Britons considered beautiful and considers some of the products and techniques that women, and men, used to achieve physical perfection.

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