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Dinner at the Zoo (The Strand, 1892)
Noteworthy especially for J.A. Shepherd's wonderful illustrations of the denizens of the London Zoo!
Camping Out on the Thames (CFM, 1876)
"A week on the Thames is a very healthy and very pleasant way of spending a holiday, but two things are necessary - you must have fine weather, and you and your companions must have good tempers."
Marvels in Match-boxes (The Strand, 1898)
A matchbox company ran a competition for designs created using just their matchboxes; here are some of the amazing results.
On Musical Parties and How to Manage Them (CFM, 1876)
"A mistress of a house does well to remember that much of the success of all party-giving depends on the perfection of several details, which can only be brought about by forethought and pre-arrangement on her part."
Some Favourite American Dishes (CFM, 1879)
"Oysters friend, roast, and broiled are, I think, peculiarly American modes of cooking... A fried oyster is one of the most delicious morsels that ever tickled the palate of an epicure."
The Importance of Language (Godey's, 1867)
Today, we're told that it's not politically correct to refer to women as "stewardesses" or "waitresses." Here's a look at how these terms came into being in the first place - in an effort to recognize the work being done by women!
Flannel Tapestry (GOP, 1894)
Some beautiful embroidery patterns and tips on mastering the basic stitches.
Ortolans (GOP, 1902)
Naturalist Eliza Brightwen returns to our pages with a look at her "great failure," an attempt to keep a pair of ortolans.
Europe on Nothing-Certain a Year (Century, 1886)
The experiences of a lady journalist who resolved to live abroad on roughly $300 a year... and a great deal of Liebig's Extract.
May (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 May: The Emerald.
Hair and Head Curiosities (The Strand, 1892)
Pictorial feature.
Fiction: The Wrong Baby (Demorest, 1887)
What happens when the nurse brings home the wrong baby from the park?
Odds and Ends (GOP, 1897)
A fascinating round-up of news, notes and trivia from around the Victorian world.
Poetry
A Drawing Lesson

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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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