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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!
An Aboriginal Pilgrimage (Century, 1882)
A fascinating account of a Zuni pilgrimage from the Southwest to the Sea.
Rings Lost and Found (The Girl's Own Paper, 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 (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1885)
A short history of heraldry, "the science of fools with long memories."
Tea-Table Delicacies for the Summer Season (Cassell's Family Magazine, 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 (The Girl's Own Paper, 1893)
Poker work is similar to wood-burning, though it can be done on other surfaces as well.
Pyrography Upon Glass: A New Art (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1893)
Hot poker etching on glass.
Apples as Food (Demorest, 1882)
Apples for breakfast, apples for dinner... Apple Sauce, Apple Custard, Apple Pudding, Apple Snow, Apple Tart... these are just a few of the tantalizing offerings for apple-lovers!
Concerning Covent Garden (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1877)
A look at "busy, crowded, jostling, dirty Covent Garden," London's primary market-place for fruit, vegetables and flowers.
A Strange Trade (Cassell's Family Magazine, 1889)
This article gives new meaning to the term, "Ant Farm." (Or maybe "old meaning"?)
Manners: Talks With My Daughter (Demorest, 1873)
A lovely piece on the value of manners (vs. simply "etiquette").
Petty Cheating (Leisure Hour, 1868)
On the many ways one could get rooked in the London markets, particularly through the adulteration of foods.
Home Management, Month by Month (The Girl's Own Paper, 1901)
Household management tips for the month.
Recipes for September (The Girl's Own Paper, 1897)
Recipes for the month.
Summer Beverages (Godey's, 1868)
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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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