Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

Victorian Era


The Victorian Case of the Turnip-Wielding Trick-Or-Treater

Disgruntled Victorian era trick-or-treaters retaliate with violence--and turnips....

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Victorian Hairspray: A Brief History of Gum Solutions and Bandoline

Long before the twentieth century invention of aerosol hairspray, Victorian women were using sticky hair products to fix their wayward locks stiffly into place....

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The Learned Dog, Lily: A Whist-Playing Victorian Canine

In 1857, a little English spaniel billed as “The Learned Dog, Lily" was touted as one of the greatest attractions at Cremorne Gardens....

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The Spinster’s Numeration Table: A Guide for Nineteenth Century Men

An 1837 table that lists out the various ages of unmarried women and corresponds them to certain characteristics...

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Victorian Handcuff Bracelets for Engagement and Marriage

Fashionable Victorian bracelets made to look—and sometimes function—like handcuffs....

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A Simple Coiffure: Basic Hairstyles for Victorian Women of Moderate Means

Victorian women of moderate means favored practical hairstyles such as firmly pinned plaits, simple chignons, and rolls bound up in a hair net or secured with a ribbon....

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