Edwardian Sporran Style
We love vintage CDV's and postcard images of the Royal family at Balmoral for the reference of sporrans and Highland dress styles of the Edwardian period. One interesting points is most of the sporrans are adult sizes even though the Princes are only young teenagers.
We have set up a gallery of images showing the wonderful silver and full mask sporrans that were worn by the Royal family through the Edwardian period circa 1901 to 1910. The photos were taken at the Balmoral Estate and became a very popular range of postcards sold to promote the Royal family in the run up to WW1.
Balmoral Castle is a large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, near the village of Crathie, 6.2 miles (10 km) west of Ballater and 6.8 miles (11 km) east of Braemar.
Balmoral has been one of the residences for members of the British Royal Family since 1852, when the estate and its original castle were purchased privately by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. They remain as the private property of the royal family and are not the property of the Crown.
Soon after the estate was purchased by the royal family, the existing house was found to be too small and the current Balmoral Castle was commissioned. The architect was William Smith of Aberdeen, although his designs were amended by Prince Albert.
The castle is an example of Scots Baronial architecture, and is classified by Historic Scotland as a category A listed building. The new castle was completed in 1856 and the old castle demolished shortly thereafter.
The Balmoral Estate has been added to by successive members of the royal family, and now covers an area of approximately 50,000 acres (20,000 ha). It is a working estate, including grouse moors, forestry, and farmland, as well as managed herds of deer, Highland cattle, and ponies.