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Victorian Times Quarterly #11
January-March 2017
Back Issues/Upcoming Issues: Victorian Times

Victorian Times Quarterly
Victorian Times Quarterly #11 brings you the complete contents of Victorian Times for January, February and March 2017 in a beautiful print edition.

America
  • American Women (Ingalls' Home Magazine, 1888)
    The author - an Englishwoman - finds that American women are far ahead of their British sisters in terms of equality, practical education, and practical knowledge.

    Animals
  • Dandy Dogs (The Strand, 1896)
    Think pampered pooches are a modern development? Think again! Diamond collars, designer jackets and French fashions were available to the well-do-do Victorian dog as well!
  • Poor Josie: The Story of a Rescued Starling (Little Folks, 1883)
    The pampered pet of the household after falling down the chimney, Josie learned quite a repertoire of words - and enjoyed scaring sparrows by imitating the cat!
  • A Queer Pet (St. Nicholas Magazine, 1889)
    The short but interesting life of a two-headed turtle.
  • Storm-Bound Sparrows (St. Nicholas Magazine, 1889)
    How a family cared for a family of New York sparrows downed by a winter storm.

    Cooking
  • Cakes for Afternoon Tea (GOP, 1892)
    Sultana cakes, seed cakes, walnut cake, feather cakes of every flavor... your tea-party will surely be a success with these recipes!
  • Candies (GOP, 1896)
    Tips on making a variety of sweets, including raspberry rock and cream toffee.
  • Cheap and Pretty Sweets (GOP, 1891)
    How to make a pretty dish with an orange, some cornflour and a bit of sugar syrup.
  • How American Bread is Made (CFM, 1885)
    One might ask what American bread is, as opposed to any other sort! This article offers recipes for Rice Bread, Buttermilk Bread and Muffins, Boston Brown Bread, Potato Scones, Soda Biscuits, and Corn Bread, to name just a few "American" varieties.
  • Eric's Birthday Party (CFM, 1884)
    Recipes and entertainment tips for a birthday celebration.
  • New Year's Receptions (Demorest, 1880)
    Recipes for a New Year's dinner and reception.
  • Things in Season, in Market and Kitchen (GOP, 1899)
    Suggested menu for the month, based on what is to be found in the market, and what is appropriate for the weather.

    Crafts
  • Crazy China: What It Is and How to Make It (GOP, 1895)
    An artistic use for broken crockery.
  • A Painted Silk or Satin Pianoforte Front (GOP, 1898)
    You may not wish to cover the legs of your piano, but this gorgeous design by artist Fred Miller could be used in so many ways!
  • A Pretty Pianoforte Back (GOP, 1897)
    Another beautiful Fred Miller pattern that could be applied to many other things.
  • Russian Cross-Stitch Embroidery (The Lady's Realm, 1902)
    Some beautiful, unusual embroidery patterns.

    Etiquette
  • The Importance of Words (Godey's, 1867)
    Today, we're urged to encourage women's equality by removing genderized words from the language - no more stewardesses or waitresses! In 1867, the trend was just the opposite: to encourage recognition of the equality of women in various fields of work by adding feminine suffixes to such words. (In 1867, "waitress" was not yet a common term!)

    Holidays & Seasonal
  • New Year's Receptions (Demorest, 1879)
    Suggestions for hosting a New Year's party, along with a look at how such social events have changed in "recent" years.
  • Valentines (GOP, 1882)
    On some of the variations of Valentine customs to be found throughout Victorian Britain.
  • New Year's Day in the Vosges (Cassell's Family Paper, 1860)
    Concerning the French country custom of erecting a lavishly decorated "New Year's Tree" to bring luck and prosperity to the village for the coming year.

    Household
  • Decorative Novelties (Demorest, 1879)
    A look at some of the latest household decorating trends, including gilt fire-fenders, tinware made to look like "fire-defaced iron," and the use of every imaginable type of animal in china and porcelain decor.

    Life & Lifestyle
  • Card-Sharpers and Their Work (The Strand, 1895)
    A look at the many curious devices card-sharps use to conceal that much-needed ace.
  • The Impressions of a Noticing Eye: Characters in Backs (CFM, 1886)
    What a discerning eye can learn about a person by looking at them from the back!
  • The Proctor and His "Bulldogs" (CFM, 1884)
    A look at the gentleman charged with maintaining good behavior amongst Oxford students.
  • A Few Samples Per Rail (CFM, 1894)
    Portraits of some of the travelers one might meet in a third-class rail carriage.

    London
  • An Hour by Seven Dials (CFM, 1877)
    A look at a section of London "associated in our minds with all the worst vices of lower London life."
  • Lord Mayors' Shows Past and Present (The Strand, 1895)
    For pomp and pageantry, few celebrations could compare to the inauguration shows of London's Lord Mayors!

    Nature & Garden
  • The Month/Out-of-Doors (CFM, 1875)
    A monthly series on the seasons in the English countryside - the birds, beasts, and flowers to be seen, along with tips on what to do in the garden, and natural history notes.

    Objects & Curiosities
  • Bank of England Notes (The Strand, 1894)
    Bank notes took many forms before becoming the standard "paper currency" we know today!
  • Card-Sharpers and Their Work (The Strand, 1895)
    A look at the many curious devices card-sharps use to conceal that much-needed ace.
  • Grandfather's Picture Books (The Strand, 1892)
    A look at some curious children's books of older times, including "awful examples of children meddling with fire" and other cheerful topics.
  • Japanese Fans (CFM, 1877)
    In 1875, Japan exported new fewer than 3 million fans around the world; here's a look at their design and manufacture.
  • Precious Stones: Their Homes, Histories and Influence (GOP, 1894)
    An eight-part series on the lore and history of precious stones. In this volume: Pearls and Diamonds

    Working Life
  • Police 'Prentices (CFM, 1875)
    What it takes to become a London "Bobby".

    World Travel & Cultures
  • An Imperial Ball at the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg (Demorest, 1879)
    Fascinating look at "the first Imperial Ball of the season," including a detailed account of the interior of the palace itself.
  • New Year's Day in the Vosges (Cassell's Family Paper, 1860)
    Concerning the French country custom of erecting a lavishly decorated "New Year's Tree" to bring luck and prosperity to the village for the coming year.

    Picture Features & Cartoons
  • Aristocracy of the Doggy World (The Strand, 1892)
  • Boots & Shoes of All Ages (The Strand, 1892)
  • Mantles, Cloaks and Outdoor Garments (The Strand, 1892)

    Fiction
  • The Laggard Letter's Luck (Demorest, 1889)
    Who will win the fair lady - Bob, or "Francisco Wolf-Browne" (formerly known as Frank)?
  • The Tax on Moustaches (The Strand, 1899)
    An award-winning story from an American magazine, reprinted in The Strand - that shows, perhaps inadvertently, the positive effects a lady journalist can have on world politics...
  • Edwin's Razor (The Strand, 1901)
    A housewife discovers many interesting uses for the straight razor her husband accidentally leaves behind while traveling.

    Poetry
    The Battle of Ispahan
    Winter
    A Valentine
    St. Valentine
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    Magazine Abbreviations:
    CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
    AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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