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The Adulteration of Food: How to Detect or Avoid It (CFM, 1877)
Poison in the cup, poison in the cake - eating in Victorian times could be hazardous to your health!
Adulteration, and How to Detect It (CFM, 1880)
More on the pesky problem of sand in the sugar, tar in the tea and poison in the pickles!
The Queer Side of Things: NPMC (The Strand, 1893)
This tale about "The Natural Products Manufacturing Corporation of Spread Eagle Springs, NJ" takes a more satirical look at the problem of fake foods!
Etiquette Run Mad (Demorest, 1879)
Some examples of over-the-top royal etiquette.
Model Menu for January (GOP, 1893)
What to offer for a January dinner party.
A Winter Holiday for Ten Pounds (GOP, 1892)
British winter holiday destinations, and how to make the most of them!
The New Year (Ingalls' Home Magazine, 1888)
Recipes for New Years' festivities, with some interesting notes on New Year's customs and folklore.
Out-Door Games From Over the Sea, Part 1 (GOP, 1892)
First of a six-part series that looks at children's outdoor games from around the world, including some marvelous folklore about counting rhymes and other verses! (Warning: Victorian children's rhymes, especially from America, were not always politically correct!)
Art Needlework (GOP, 1888)
Beautiful embroidery patterns that work just as well today as they did more than 100 years ago.
Mr. Smith: A Dog (CFM, 1886)
First in a series of tales of the adventures of Mr. Smith, a charming fellow generously described as a "dachshund."
Wealth from Rubbish (CFM, 1879)
Proof that recycling isn't as modern as we think...
Tied Up in the Air, or, Hanging the Wrong Way (CFM, 1879)
Hovering over Paris in a hot air balloon.
January Lore (ILA, 1846)
Country lore, customs and feast days for the month of January.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1896)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
Bells of Gladness: A New Year's Song
Ballade of Rejected Manuscript/Ballade of a Rejecter of Manuscripts
Our Happy New Year's Greeting - 1879
Fishing in the Seine, with Portraits of the King and Others, 1599
January Garland

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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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