Charming illustrated piece on the many faces of the Victorian thespian.
On Dress at the Theatre(Demorest, 1873)
One should not, this author reminds us, attempt to rival the costumes on stage with our own -- as illustrated by the lady with a bird-of-paradise upon her head...
Thieves vs. Locks and Safes(The Strand, 1894)
A fascinating look at the evolution of locking mechanisms to deter thieves - and the evolution of lock-picking devices to defeat them.
Animal Humour(CFM, 1893)
On the sense of humour shared by many species -- and how some animals have indulged it.
Pickles and How to Make Them(GOP, 1897)
A short, interesting set of recipes for classic English pickles, including pickled walnuts.
Filigree and How to Make It(GOP, 1897)
Tips on creating lovely flowers and leaves in filigree wire.
Curious Facts About Bells(Demorest, 1873)
Some Eastern Savouries(GOP, 1897)
Fiction... Sort of... "Aunt Mehitabel's Winter in Washington"(Godey's, 1873)
This wonderful eight-part series of "letters" written by "Aunt Mehitabel" to her loved ones back in Virginia provide a wonderful look at Washington (DC) life and society in 1873. The Washington monument has not yet been built, and in one letter "Aunt Mehitabel" urges women across the country to send $1 toward its completion. The series looks at the notable figures of the day, describes fashions and homes in detail, and paints a brilliant picture of life on Capitol Hill.
Notes by an Artist Naturalist(GOP, 1892-94)
Beautifully illustrated monthly series by artist Fred Miller on the flora, fauna and lore of the season. (This series ran sporadically between 1892 and 1894.)
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