Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

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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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The Etiquette of Broken Betrothals: Victorian Advice on Ending an Engagement

In the Victorian era, there were rules of etiquette for breaking an engagement with one's intended.. ...

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The Curious Case of Miss Schwich: A Victorian Girl in Boy’s Clothing

In October of 1886, at the Marlborough Street Police Court in London, a young woman dressed in boy’s clothing was charged with stealing from her employer....

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Mermaids Sightings in the 19th Century

Nineteenth century newspapers often published accounts of real-life mermaid sightings, as described to them by sailors and coastal residents....

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