"There is a general disposition to regard the sea-serpent and all tales of him as an everlasting joke... he usually turns up in America, in a local paper. [But] there is reason to believe that the sea-serpent is a living fact..."
Village Life in the Olden Time(English Illustrated Magazine, 1892)
A look at English country life from 1827-1833.
Business Hours in London Streets(Leisure Hour, 1868)
For street-sellers, "business hours" can begin as early as three in the morning!
A Champion Orange-Peeler(The Strand, 1899)
An ocean-going chef's unusual hobby...
Artistic Bead-Threading(The Girl's Own Paper, 1902)
"The fashion that has arisen for bead-stringing has given girls possessed of taste an opportunity of obtaining, at a very small cost, one of the most beautiful objects of personal adornment--a necklace." Includes designs that would not be out of place today, including Basuto work.
The White Lady of the Berlin Castle(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1884)
A ghostly lady who is considered a harbinger of death whenever she is seen walking through the Emperor's castle.
Cats and Kittens(English Illustrated Magazine, 1890)
A charming defense of cats (which were not well thought of in Victorian days) - with lovely illustrations by the renowned Louis Wain.
Thoughts on the Higher Education of Women(The Girl's Own Paper, 1891)
Written by an author who identifies himself only as "a man," who sets himself the difficult task of describing "the characteristics of the feminine mind." He doesn't do such a bad job of it!
Home Management, Month by Month(The Girl's Own Paper, 1901)
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine • GOP = Girl's Own Paper • ILA = Illustrated London Almanack • S = The Strand
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