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Young Tommy Atkins: A Personal Experience (The Strand, 1891)
"Tommy Atkins" is the general British term for soldier (rather like our "GI Joe"), and this article looks at the experiences of a couple of new recruits.
Sights and Scenes of the New World: On a Mississippi Steamboat (CFM, 1884)
Traveling from New Orleans to St. Louis on a Mississippi steamboat... "I am sorry to say a great deal of drinking, smoking and card-playing goes on, on board these steamers..."
Model Menu for September (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, Parts 3 and 4 (GOP, 1887)
A four-part series on the customs and furnishings of house and home, along with bits on historic cooking, costumes and more.
Royal Menus (The Strand, 1898)
Some glimpses of how the royal family dined in the 1890's, including the wedding breakfasts of several of Queen Victoria's children, and a luncheon enjoyed by the German Emperor (the Queen's grandson) on his yacht during a race.
Mountain Sheep, Shepherding and Shepherds' Dogs (GOP, 1882)
A look at the lives of hard-working dogs in Cumberland and Westmoreland.
September Stores (Ingalls' Family Magazine, 1888)
Recipes for the housekeeper during the preserving and pickling season.
How I Furnished My Store Cupboard (CFM, 1891)
On stocking up one's storage cupboard or pantry with essential cooking supplies, such as mint sauce, ketchup, mushroom ketchup, walnut ketchup, and celery vinegar.
Soldiers of a Century (The Strand, 1892)
Pictorial feature of Britain's military uniforms for the previous 100 years.
September Lore (ILA, 1846)
Country lore, customs and feast days.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1896)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
Fiction: The House that Jerry Built (The Strand, 1902)
A careful look at the title will give you an idea of just how solid this "villa" turned out to be.
The Love-Lorn Lobster
It Must be Summer
The Farmer's Wife

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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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