Actually, that statement is not quite correct. Although the entire archive of Vogue
magazine is now on-line and can be accessed freely, it can be done so only from within the Library
. The archive - which begins with the first issue in 1892 - has in fact been on-line for some time, along with selected free access, but this is one more magazine that can now been viewed in its entirety from the Library's enormous archive of books, periodicals, CDs and Internet services.
On the other hand, The Victorians
is available on-line, totally free. This is a joint project between the Public Record Office (The National Archives if you really must) and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Although it is aimed primarily at the young, the young at heart will also find it of interest, as will anyone with an interest in that particular era. The Victoria & Albert Museum
is also hosting an exhibition of Hollywood costume from October 20 until January 27 next year.