Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

19th Century

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A Parisian Dog Arrested for Theft

In 1888, the Gloucester Citizen reported on the arrest of a dog who regularly absconded with goods from the fashionable shops of Paris....

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An Informal Afternoon Tea: Etiquette, Fashion, and Excess in the Late 19th Century

During the late nineteenth century, an afternoon tea was one of the most informal entertainments to which a fashionable lady could invite her friends and acquaintances....

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The Forty-Year-Old Victorian Bride

By the end of the Victorian era, some women were beginning to recognize the advantages of marrying a little later in life, after one had gained a modicum of maturity and life experience....

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Gold and Silver Hair Powders for Fashionable Victorian Coiffures

When Empress Eugénie appeared at a Paris theatre in 1853 with her fair hair dusted in glittering silver powder, the fashionable world sat up and took notice....

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From Arsenic to Electricity: A Brief look at Victorian Hair Removal

Hair removal in the Victorian era was often a dangerous process, involving caustic preparations of arsenic, quicklime, and carbolic acid....

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Beauty and the Beast: From French Folklore to Victorian Romance

Published in 1740 by French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, La Belle et la Bête is widely viewed as the oldest version of Beauty and Beast, ...

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