Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

Victorian Era


The Notorious 1880 Police Raid of the Cross-Dressing Ball at Temperance Hall

On September 24, 1880, the police received information that a fancy dress ball scheduled to be held that night was going to be of an improper character....

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Canines and Crinolines: Victorian Dogs Captured by Fashion

Dogs could sometimes become trapped beneath the cages of Victorian crinolines....

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Victorian Sewing: A Brief History of Plain and Fancy Work

During the nineteenth century, women's sewing generally fell into two broad categories: plain work and fancy work....

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The 19th Century Confidence Man

The 19th century confidence man was a creature that many Victorians considered to be uniquely American....

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Tommie, the Beloved Scotch Terrier of 19th Century Author Wilkie Collins

Tommie featured prominently in many letters that Collins wrote to his friends....

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Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia: A New Novel by the Creator of Downton Abbey

As a general rule, I don’t accept books for review here at MimiMatthews.com.  However, when I was approached several months…

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