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Bank of England Notes (The Strand, 1894)
Bank notes took many forms before becoming the standard "paper currency" we know today!
Lord Mayors' Shows Past and Present (The Strand, 1895)
For pomp and pageantry, few celebrations could compare to the inauguration shows of London's Lord Mayors!
Storm-Bound Sparrows (St. Nicholas Magazine, 1889)
How a family cared for a family of New York sparrows downed by a winter storm.
Valentines (GOP, 1882)
On some of the variations of Valentine customs to be found throughout Victorian Britain.
How American Bread is Made (CFM, 1885)
One might ask what American bread is, as opposed to any other sort! This article offers recipes for Rice Bread, Buttermilk Bread and Muffins, Boston Brown Bread, Potato Scones, Soda Biscuits, and Corn Bread, to name just a few "American" varieties.
The Impressions of a Noticing Eye: Characters in Backs (CFM, 1886)
What a discerning eye can learn about a person by looking at them from the back!
Japanese Fans (CFM, 1877)
In 1875, Japan exported new fewer than 3 million fans around the world; here's a look at their design and manufacture.
Crazy China: What It Is and How to Make It (GOP, 1895)
An artistic use for broken crockery.
Candies (GOP, 1896)
Tips on making a variety of sweets, including raspberry rock and cream toffee.
A Pretty Pianoforte Back (GOP, 1897)
Another beautiful Fred Miller pattern that could be applied to many other things.
February: Preludes of Spring (CFM, 1875)
A monthly series on the seasons in the English countryside - the birds, beasts, and flowers to be seen, along with tips on what to do in the garden, and natural history notes.
Precious Stones: Their Homes, Histories and Influence (GOP, 1894)
An eight-part series on the lore and history of precious stones. For February: The Diamond.
Things in Season, in Market and Kitchen (GOP, 1899)
Suggested menu for the month, based on what is to be found in the market, and what is appropriate for the weather.
Mantles, Cloaks and Outdoor Garments (The Strand, 1892)
Pictorial feature.
Fiction: Edwin's Razor (The Strand, 1901)
A housewife discovers many interesting uses for the straight razor her husband accidentally leaves behind while traveling.
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1897)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
A Valentine
St. Valentine

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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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