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Victorian Times Quarterly #12
April-June 2017
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Victorian Times Quarterly
Victorian Times Quarterly #12 brings you the complete contents of Victorian Times for April, May and June 2017 in a beautiful print edition.

  • English Ladies at Washington (CFM, 1878)
    In England, thousands of ladies "are debarred by their lack of rank" from ever getting a social glimpse of the Queen - but in Washington, a lady needs no letter of introduction or friend at court to present her to the president!

  • Animal Jealousies (CFM, 1893)
    "The most striking developments of jealousy are to be found among the animals brought most closely into contact with man."
  • Animal Trials by Jury (CFM, 1893)
    Cases in which animals take on the roles of judge and jury to settle wrongs done to them.
  • Dinner at the Zoo (The Strand, 1892)
    Noteworthy especially for J.A. Shepherd's wonderful illustrations of the denizens of the London Zoo!
  • Ortolans (GOP, 1902)
    Naturalist Eliza Brightwen returns to our pages with a look at her "great failure," an attempt to keep a pair of ortolans.

  • Novel Nut Confections (CFM, 1894)
    The tantalizing delicacies in this article include Almond and Chocolate Paste, Almond Aigrettes, and Walnut Cake.
  • Some Favourite American Dishes (CFM, 1879)
    "Oysters friend, roast, and broiled are, I think, peculiarly American modes of cooking... A fried oyster is one of the most delicious morsels that ever tickled the palate of an epicure."
    Explanation of French and Other Terms used in Modern Cookery (GOP, 1887)
    From "Allemande" (a type of sauce) to "Zita" (macaroni), this article explains terms that would have been familiar to Victorian cooks.
  • 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.

  • Easter Egg Tea-Sets (Demorest, 1889)
    A charming set of designs to make a tea set (with a variety of pieces) out of decorated eggshells.
  • Flannel Tapestry (GOP, 1894)
    Some beautiful embroidery patterns and tips on mastering the basic stitches.
  • Tapestry Painting (GOP, 1889)
    Beautiful Fred Miller designs for paint or embroidery.

    Folklore & History
  • Mustard and Cress (CFM, 1890)
    A bit of the lore and history of these staples of the British tea table.

    Holidays & Seasonal
  • Easter Egg Tea-Sets (Demorest, 1889)
    A charming set of designs to make a tea set (with a variety of pieces) out of decorated eggshells.
  • May-Day in France (GOP, 1883)
    "In spite of the Revolution," old customs such as May-Day still linger in the French countryside.

  • Fashionable Stationery (Demorest, 1880)
    How to choose the right paper, sealing wax, mourning stationery and more.

    Life & Lifestyle
  • Hospital Days and Hospital Ways (The Strand, 1895)
    A ten-week stay at a London hospital makes for interesting reading - not least because the physican makes his rounds with his terrier, Peter!
  • A June Wedding (Demorest, 1888)
    A charming look at a Victorian wedding in June.
  • On Musical Parties and How to Manage Them (CFM, 1876)
    "A mistress of a house does well to remember that much of the success of all party-giving depends on the perfection of several details, which can only be brought about by forethought and pre-arrangement on her part."
  • As Others See Us (CFM, 1894)
    A British look at how Britons appear in the eyes of other cultures.
  • Oxford at Home (The Strand, 1895)
    A look at the sometimes wild social life at Oxford University.
  • A Study in Backs (The Lady's Realm, 1902)
    From the back: The respectable woman, the horsey woman, the vulgar woman, the "new" woman, and so on.
  • Wedding "At Homes" for People of Small Incomes (GOP, 1891)
    Tips on hosting a summer country wedding, including a host of recipes.
    The Importance of Language (Godey's, 1867)
    Today, we're told that it's not politically correct to refer to women as "stewardesses" or "waitresses." Here's a look at how these terms came into being in the first place - in an effort to recognize the work being done by women!

  • Dinner at the Zoo (The Strand, 1892)
    Noteworthy especially for J.A. Shepherd's wonderful illustrations of the denizens of the London Zoo!

  • Odds and Ends (Monthly) (GOP, 1897-98)
    A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.

    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
  • Marvels in Matchboxes (The Strand, 1898)
    A matchbox company ran a competition for designs created using just their matchboxes; here are some of the amazing results.
  • Precious Stones: Their Homes, Histories and Influence (GOP, 1894)
    An eight-part series on the lore and history of precious stones.
  • Some Peculiar Wills (The Strand, 1897)
    This article discusses not only peculiar wills, but peculiar hiding places for wills, "from weather-cocks to picture frames."

    Recreation & Travel
  • Camping Out on the Thames (CFM, 1876)
    "A week on the Thames is a very healthy and very pleasant way of spending a holiday, but two things are necessary - you must have fine weather, and you and your companions must have good tempers."
  • A Party of Two (CFM, 1894)
    A young couple decides to avoid the crowds and go on a walking tour.
  • Women on Wheels (CFM, 1885)
    "Four years ago a woman on wheels was a rare and conspicuous sight; but today there are few parts of the UK where a tricycling maid or matron excites any wonder..."

    Working Life
  • Bunch (CFM, 1887)
    On the training of a servant.

    World Travel & Cultures
  • Brides (The Strand, 1894)
    A look at wedding customs around the world.

    Picture Features & Cartoons
  • Hair and Head Curiosities (The Strand, 1892)
  • Road Traveling of the Past (The Strand, 1892)
  • Curiosities of a Century (The Strand, 1892)

  • A Lucky Tumble (CFM, 1878)
    Some climb to riches; this fellow falls!
  • The Wrong Baby (Demorest, 1887)
    What happens when the baby nurse brings home from the park isn't yours?

    A Drawing Lesson
    The Rhyme of the Hercules Club
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    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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