Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

Victorian Era


The Etiquette of the Victorian Handshake: Advice on Opposite Sex Greetings

Like much in Victorian society, the handshake was governed by strict rules of etiquette, especially when shared by members of the opposite sex....

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The Tottenham Station Railway Disaster of 1860

In 1860, a passenger train heading for Tottenham station in London derailed, running up onto the platform and causing great injury,...

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The Jersey Pug's Funeral; and Other Dog Funerals of the Late Victorian Era

Of all the animals buried and mourned in the Victorian era, it was dogs who received the lion’s share of the funerary honors....

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A Passion for Auburn Hair: Victorian Views On Reddish-Brown Tresses

By the Victorian era, the passion for auburn hair had reached a fever pitch. ...

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The Scent of Violets: Perfume, Cosmetics, and Crime in the Late Victorian Era

Violet was the reigning fragrance of the 1890s. It was used to scent everything from perfumes to tooth powder....

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Twelve Victorian Era Tips on the Etiquette of Ladylike Letter Writing

Rules for proper correspondence encompassed everything from acceptable shades of ink to conditions under which a woman must write in the third person. ...

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