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In Leadenhall Market (The Strand, 1892)
If you wanted to buy an animal or a bird (alive or dead), this was the spot in London to find it - from a man with pockets full of puppies to butchers with rows of plucked turkeys and geese for the table.
Royal Ghosts in Hampton Court Palace (CFM, 1894)
Tales of some of the ghosts in one of the (allegedly) most haunted palaces in England...
Sights and Scenes of the New World: A Unique Watering Place (CFM, 1884)
Our series concludes with a visit to New York's Coney Island, "the most popular watering place in the country," with eight railroads running to it, one line of horse tram-cars, and nine lines of steamboats!
Coloured Leaves: How to Print Them (GOP, 1883)
A charming craft idea that would be just as lovely today.
Model Menu for October (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.
Practical Etiquette: Wedding Anniversaries (Demorest, 1889)
Tips on hosting a wedding anniversary, as well as how to celebrate paper, wooden, tin, glass, china and silver weddings.
The Busy Days of October (Ingalls' Family Magazine, 1888)
Lovely recipes for autumn fruits such as apples and quince, as well as tips on preparing the household for winter.
Cloaks and Overcoats of All Times (The Strand, 1893)
Pictorial feature of historic fashions in outerwear.
October Lore (ILA, 1846)
Country lore, customs and feast days.
Etiquette of Mourning (Collier's Cyclopedia, 1882)
When should one wear black for mourning? For how long? How does one observe mourning for different degrees of relationships? This article explains exactly what to wear during one's period of grief.
Observations from the End of One (CFM, 1875)
"One" is the number of the author's table in a particular dining-room, and his observations are on the often-difficult life of the Victorian waiter.
A Gossip on Rings and Wedding Rings (CFM, 1891)
A look at rings, inscriptions, and ring-lore from antiquity onwards.
Winter Soups: How to Make Them (CFM, 1880)
"How often, thanks to the cheritable of all and of no denomination, has some poor shivering wretch been brought back almost from death to life by the timely aid of a basin of soup..."
Fiction: Carter's Incandescent Cats (CFM, 1895)
An inventor realizes that cats would surely be the ideal source of electricity!
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1896)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
Poetry
Autumn Song
Paper Ships

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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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