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Street Corner Men (The Strand, 1891)
"Perhaps none are more interesting than the irregular individuals who may be seen at various street corners... cajoling, lecturing, flattering, preaching, and dogmatically declaring the advantages of their particular kind of goods or entertainment."
An Unfashionable Day at the Seaside (CFM, 1884)
A delightful visit to one of England's less popular (and less populated) shores.
Sights and Scenes of the New World: Up the Hudson (CFM, 1883)
"A river so beautiful, that if it were situated anywhere in Europe half the world would be going to admire it."
A Druggist's Peculiar Orders
Translating requests for such oddities as churrup and quill, carman seed, bow wax, stickrish and "hair manure."
Model Menu for July (GOP, 1893)
What to offer for this month's dinner party.
Art Needlework (GOP, 1888)
Beautiful embroidery patterns that work just as well today as they did more than 100 years ago.
The History of Home: Domestic Ways Since the Times of Henry VIII. (GOP, 1887)
A four-part series on the customs and furnishings of house and home, along with bits on historic cooking, costumes and more.
Pickings from the Prairie (CFM, 1892)
Frontier life on the vast prairies of Northwest Canada.
Another Little Friend (CFM, 1878)
On the charm of the harvest mouse, and tips on keeping one as a pet.
Attractive Serving (Ingalls' Family Magazine, 1888)
Choice summer dishes, and tips on decorating the table with summer flowers and greenery.
Some London Street Cries (The Strand, 1892)
Pictorial feature of historic London vendors.
July Lore (ILA, 1846)
Country lore, customs and feast days.
The Art of Hand-Shaking (CFM, 1895)
The firm, the lackadaisical, the demonstrative, the trifling... In other words, how not to do it!
Soups for Hot Weather (CFM, 1882)
Delicious soups for the summer season.
Fiction: Mr. and Mrs. Pidgeon's Visit to Their City Friends, as Related by Mr. Pidgeon (Godey's Lady's Book, 1863)
Suffice it to say that these visits do not go well...
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1896)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
The Whippoorwill
Unappreciated Promptness: To an Editor
Poems vs. Peanuts
The Head of the House

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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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