All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Photo Shoot Begins For Victorian & Edwardian Fashions Book For Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

                                          A Victorian & Edwardian Photo Shoot
The magnificent Stegmaier Mansion Ladies Parlor

It's official!! The photo shooting has begun for my book for Schiffer Publishing Ltd. I have this year to work on the manuscript and photos, then it goes to the Schiffer design team, then printing. This is a dream come true for me, I have wanted to do a book for the past 16 years, everything in his perfect time.

It will be a hard cover, 350 page full color coffee table size book, featuring my antique clothing & accessories collection, c.1860-1919. Also other collections from museums & historical societies, c.1837-1919 will be included. The Victorian era was from 1837-1901 when Queen Victoria sat on the throne. Upon her death in 1901 her son Prince Edward ascended the throne and reigned until 1910. Many of the fashions from 1910-1919 are wonderful examples of the post Edwardian period and will also be included.

A special chapter of Edwardian fashions in honor of the 100 year sinking of the Titanic will be included as well as the neo-Victorian style and Steampunk.

Rebbecca Grant, daughter of photographer/author John Thomas Grant, will be photographing the book. She is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2011 (RIT) and did an internship with Annie Leibovitz and Anne Geddes at the age of 15. She is quite accomplished and has just been notified of a position with Hearst Publishing Company. To see examples of her work go to

Note: Shown here are a few shots from my simple digital camera of the first photo shoot at the nationally acclaimed Stegmaier Mansion B&B in Wilkes-Barre, PA. (These shots are not examples of the quality of the book, which will be of the highest caliber, but simply a documentation of the process of making a book.)

I am presently taking considerations from professional reenactors, museums and historical societies that would like to be included in this fabulous book. It has been over a decade since a Victorian and Edwardian Fashions & Accessories book has been produced, this book being the first hard cover book in that genre.

Serious inquiries can contact Victoriana Lady Lisa Lewis:


  1. Lisa, I am so happy for you and looking forward to everything you do!! I am happy that you and John found each other and that these loves of yours are where we can follow each step of the way. You go Girl!! I work at the Historical Building at our Erie County Fair in Hamburg NY. love seeing all the things that are remembered each year, and the passion that I have in someone else! Our Fair in in August, so if you happen to come this way then, would love for you to see what we have!

  2. So Happy For You! I know this will be a journey you shall love! I will have to have a signed copy! Can't wait! Have fun!

  3. It was truly inspiring Honey, to see you and my daughter working together in such creative harmony. Love you always SC:) J

  4. What fantastic news! Congratulations! I would love to own such a book. I look forward to it's publication! :-)


  5. LISA!!!!!
    OMG!!! How exciting!! The pics look fantastic!!
    Looking forward to seeing you and John on the 16th at the Titantic Tea!! We have to get together, I am thinking about a Spring get together at my house. i will let you know!!


  6. I appreciate all of you so much, thank you for your encouragement and support. :)

    John my forever love, our dreams are unfolding...I have never been happier!!!!
    Always your SC Lisa Ann:)

  7. How fun! Congrats! I attended a Victorian tea yesterday! I have some of my grandmothers Victorian & Edwardian items so will be thrilled to see the book! They picked the right girl! :)

  8. Thank you so much Ruth for your kind words. :)