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Tea and Sympathy: A Prescription for Nineteenth Century Invalids

In the nineteenth century, a cup of tea was the cure for any ill. And, in times of shock, the more sugar the better....

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Rolled Coiffures of the 1860s, featuring Rats, Cats, and Mice for the Hair

In the 1860s, ladies often wore their hair rolled back at the sides and at the nape of their neck. These rolls were usually created using false hair or “rats....

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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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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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