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Easter Eggs (The Strand, 1897)
A look at some novel Victorian Easter Eggs, including the world's largest Easter Egg, dressy eggs and international eggs.
Easter Eggs (GOP, 1887)
Tips on dyeing and painting Victorian Easter eggs.
Jack: My Fox Terrier (GOP, 1894)
A charming story of a delightful dog.
Railway Travel in Comfort and Safety (CFM, 1885)
Don't let the jolting of the rails concuss, stupefy and stultify your brain!
My School Days, Part 4 (GOP, 1897)
Get up close and personal with famous children's author E. Nesbit as she recalls her own childhood in this charming 12-part serial!
Chronicles of an Anglo-Californian Ranch, Part 5 (GOP, 1899)
A British family sallies forth into the New World to seek its fortune in southern California, not far from the "busy and enterprising town of Los Angeles." Hard work, they find!
Some Foreign Sauces (GOP, 1901)
Delicious continental recipes for Orange Sauce, Mustard Sauce, Italian Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Olive Sauce, Vinaigrettes and more!
How to Embroider in Crewels, Part 2 (GOP, 1880)
More beautiful patterns for this classic form of embroidery.
How I Got My Telephone for Nothing: An Experience (CFM, 1885)
The novelty here is what was considered a new and novel idea in 1885!
A Book-Emblem Supper (GOP, 1900)
How to prepare a feast based on literary themes.
Hints on an Inexpensive Trousseau (GOP, 1891)
How to prepare your entire wardrobe for married life, with a complete list of what each item will cost! The article is followed with a commentary from a reader who has more cost estimates to suggest.
Domestic Changes in the Last 50 Years (GOP, 1887)
A look at some time-saving and labor-saving devices, such as the sewing machine...
Recipes for April (GOP, 1896)
Soups and salads are en vogue in this selection. Soups include watercress, tomato, sorrel, and cucumber; salads include carrot, watermelon, corn, dandelion, potato, and sardine. There's also an interesting recipe for stuffed cucumbers!
Country Customs for April: Angling (ILA, 1849)
A look at April Fool's Day (yes, it was practiced back in 1849), and the beginning of the fishing season.
Social Lectures: On Swells (CFM, 1874)
Whether you prefer to call them swells, bloods or dandies, this tongue-in-cheek article explains how to become one if you aren't "born" one.
Maxims for Parents (Chatterbox, 1889)
These parenting tips are as wise today as they were more than 100 years ago.
Girls as Visitors (GOP, 1900)
On the social niceties of being a thoughtful (and therefore welcome) guest.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1895)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
Redbreast's Ride
The Month of April

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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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