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The Street Games of Children (The Strand, 1891)
Tipcat, Bucks and Gobs, Hard Buttons, Poor Jenny, Bobby Bingo... these are just a few of the entertainments enjoyed by the children of Victorian London!
Study of a Cat-Bird (Atlantic Monthly, 1883)
Observations of a cat-bird that made itself at home in the author's house!
Rings Lost and Found (GOP, 1899)
Some remarkable tales of rings that have been lost and recovered years later, including the signet ring of Mary, Queen of Scots.
The Science of Fools (CFM, 1885)
A short history of heraldry, "the science of fools with long memories."
Tea-Table Delicacies for the Summer Season (CFM, 1889)
More tempting recipes, including Blancmange, Biscottines, and Sponge Cake.
American River Steamers (Cassell's Illustrated Family Paper, 1860)
A look at America's "floating palaces."
Pyrography, or Poker Work (GOP, 1893)
Poker work is similar to wood-burning, though it can be done on other surfaces as well.
Pyrography Upon Glass: A New Art (CFM, 1893)
Hot poker etching on glass.
A Strange Trade (CFM, 1889)
This article gives new meaning to the term, "Ant Farm." (Or maybe "old meaning"?)
In Search of the Shipwrecked (CFM, 1881)
An account of the rescue of shipwreck survivors from the Crozets island group.
Fruit Puddings (GOP, 1899)
Summer Beverages (Godey's, 1860)
Manners: Talks With My Daughter (Demorest, 1873)
A lovely piece on the value of manners (vs. simply "etiquette").
Aprons (GOP, 1881)
A bit of the history of the apron, along with a lovely page of contemporary fashions.
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.)
The Hat (Harpers, 1882)
Is it a poem or a short story? Either way, it's bound to bring a chuckle!
Home Management, Month by Month (GOP, 1901)
Household management tips for the month.
Recipes for September (GOP, 1897)
Recipes for the month.
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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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