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The Pleasure Telephone (The Strand, 1898)
Imagine being able to receive news, entertainment, music, sports events, and sermons broadcast over a telephone! Oh, wait...
The Type-Writer and Type-Writing (GOP, 1888)
A look at a new-fangled invention that just might change the world...
Animal Playfulness (CFM, 1893)
On the playful antics of foxes, birds, pigs, dogs, and even a coati mundi!
Some Useful Recipes (GOP, 1897)
Lots of delicious puddings in this batch!
A Shilling a Day and His Board (CFM, 1885)
His "board" was literally a board - this is a fascinating article about advertising "sandwich men" - walking billboards!
Embroidery Needlework (GOP, 1887)
More beautiful embroidery patterns from a master designer.
Dips into an Old Cookery Book, Part 1 (GOP, 1886)
A look at some 18th-century recipes, including "How to Roast a Picke" and "How to Bake Charrs," and "A Frigocy of Chickins."
Curiosities of Land and Other Tenures (The Leisure Hour, 1860)
You've heard of property going for a song, but how about for a glove, or a peppercorn, or a peacock?
The Lemon and Its Varied Uses (GOP, 1901)
Not just for lemonade - lemons can be used in table decorations, as a daily tonic, and even as a cure for rheumatism! (But this article also has some delicious recipes, including lemon sherbert and lemon cheesecake.)
Recipes for July (GOP, 1897)
Recipes for warm weather, including fish and salads, plus some yummy desserts and fruit dishes.
How to Make Paper Baskets for Carrying Flowers (GOP, 1900)
A creative use for a newspaper!
Blackberries, and How to Use Them (GOP, 1891)
Recipes for jams and jellies, plus a delightful quote on how to tell whether blackberries on the vine are actually ripe (not just black)!
A Lance for the Lily (GOP, 1889)
A gentleman explains why higher education will be harmful to women.
My School Days, Part 7 (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 8 (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." (Still not quite politically correct...)
Country Customs for July: Sheep Shearing Feast (ILA, 1849)
One of the oldest and "most lively" of British festivals.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1895)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
The Library
A Song of Degrees
July Garland

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