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Notes on Jonathan's Daughters (The Strand, 1891)
Noted French writer Max O'Rell's observations on American ladies
One Day in the Life of a 15th-Century Maiden (GOP, 1902)
Snippets from the diary of Elizabeth Woodville - who would one day become a queen of England!
American Breakfasts (CFM, 1880)
From beefsteak to stewed clams, American breakfasts astonished international visitors... and here are some recipes!
Hairdressing Extraordinaire (GOP, 1880)
A look at some of the more unusual hairstyles of the 19th century.
The Folklore of Colours (CFM, 1884)
Why white hares are unlucky, green must never be seen at a Scottish wedding, and a blue thread could be dangerous... or not...
Dips into an Old Cookery Book, Part 2 (GOP, 1886)
A look at some 18th-century recipes, including "Stake Pye," "Duch Friters," "Mincht Pyes," and "Weep." (You'll just have to read it to find out what "weep" is... or read it and weep...)
Seasonable Recipes (GOP, 1896)
It's the season for tomatoes, with several interesting recipes for same, along with raspberry cream tart, bread-and-butter pudding, and green gooseberry jam.
The Sorrows of a Son and Heir (GOP, 1898)
Eliza Brightwen's account of the rivalry between a pair of robins.
Designing for Embroidery (GOP, 1881)
Beautiful embroidery patterns based on plants and flowers.
Don't (GOP, 1884)
Some American advice on do's and don'ts for ladies...
What To Do If You Catch Fire (GOP, 1886)
Good advice in an era of long skirts and open hearths!
An Artist's Trip Through the Clouds (CFM, 1880)
A ride in a balloon over London.
A Few German Cures (CFM, 1880)
Visiting the "spa" was all the fashion in Europe, but one might hesitate to use the "roll-cure" or the "goat's whey cure"...
The Season (Demorest, 1873)
How to maintain your position in society with the proper social gatherings in the summer months...
How New York Spends the Summer (Demorest, 1873)
Apparently it spends it somewhere else, according to this article, which even offers the cost of a large boating excursion up the Hudson River.
My School Days, Part 8 (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 August: Harvest Home (ILa, 1849)
A look at British country harvest festivals.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1895)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
The Dialect Tale
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