While doing some research on Edwardian Scotland, I came across the amazing archives of The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). You can view the Edwardian archive photos here... All photos are copyright of RCAHMS.
Here are a few of my favourites of ladies from the time period.
This is a fantastic shooting party photo which brings to mind that episode in Downton Abbey! The photo is titled 'Pearsons, Bells, Watsons on the Williamwood Moss', 'The glorious 12th 1912':
Here's another one that reminds me of the Downton Abbey hunting party episode:
Here's an iconic Scottish photo if I ever saw one:
I just adore her hat and the scenery is fantastic (hasn't changed much). This was taken at Braid Hills in 1902.
Here's a cute picture of two women swimming (sisters?):
I really love this woman's outfit. Look at that hat!!
Speaking of cameras, I just love this photo:
But my favourite photo is this one:
It is of a woman (!) changing the back tire (tyre) of a possible steam car (!!) The design of that car is amazing, though no wonder she has to change the tire...those tires don't look like they can handle Scottish country roads.
Which photo is your favourite?