Cultural Baggage: the Genteel World

  • Linda Young


Let us begin with three drawing rooms of the 1830s-1840s, images by amateur or vernacular artists. An extended family occupies each room. Older members sit, though in a horizontal hierarchy showing the least important characters at the margins of each family and its picture. All the characters wear up-to-date clothes and hair styles; the furniture varies in fashionability. With no further information it is impossible to locate any of these images to a particular geography other than the generalized ‘European’.


Nineteenth Century Middle Class Cultural Capital Early Nineteenth Century Symbolic Capital 
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