Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

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Victorian Dining Etiquette: Common Sense Advice for Eating in Company

Ten common-sense tips on dining etiquette in the Victorian era....

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Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal

A new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, featuring four gorgeous Victorian dolls and their equally gorgeous Victorian wardrobes...

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Victorian Advice on Civility Toward Women

In the Victorian era, it was a gentleman's duty to treat women with respect, whether those women be the lowliest of servants or the grandest of ladies....

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On Elbows, Etiquette, and Evening Gloves

The Victorians prized a delicately rounded female elbow—and abhorred one that was too sharp and pointy. Even gentlemen fell in for their share of elbow shaming. ...

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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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