Charles Babbage

Visual reference for the comic-book Babbage, and clothes I like to put him in.
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Ooooh I have to put Babbage in these steampunky gaiters.  Painting by Pieter Christoffel Wonder - The Staircase of the London Residence of the Painter, 1828. Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

The Staircase of the London Residence of the Painter (detail), Pieter Christoffel Wonder, 1828

1850s Men's Suits

Man's coat Medium: Black wool Date: Country: USA Credit: Gift of Robert Riley As the simple wool of British country gentlemen gradually replaced French-inspired ornamental silk, the tailored suit became the uniform of Europe's rising bourgeoisie.

Waistcoat, silk, British, 1845 to 59. Met

vest via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “The elaborate embroidery pattern on this vest is well designed and rendered with heavily textured cornucopias next to delicate.

1845 Scottish Tailcoat at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

This coat is known as the Tailcoat. The Tailcoat is basically an upgrade to the cutout coat.

A RARE GENTLEMAN'S MORNING COAT, 1830S, of midnight blue wool facecloth, double breasted, the black satin buttons with a delicate tulip motif, 26in. (66cm.) waist

A RARE GENTLEMAN'S MORNING COAT, of midnight blue wool facecloth, double breasted, the black satin buttons with a delicate tulip motif, waist

A great looking frock coat from the 1840s. Babbage is a frock coat man from his photos, but I put him in a tailcoat in the comic for design purposes.

Frock Coat American, Wool A frock coat is a fundamental element of a Romantic man’s daytime ensemble. The bodice and skirt are cut separately and the coat is seamed at the waistline.

1845 British Waistcoat at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Man's Vest England, circa 1845 Silk cut and uncut velvet on twill foundation

Man’s woollen trousers, worn with figured silk waistcoat, 1820s.  Fashion Museum of Bath

Man’s woollen trousers, worn with figured silk waistcoat (Fashion Museum Bath)

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