"These quaint publications, which date from the sixteenth century onwards, give one an excellent notion of the manners and customs and beliefs that prevailed among our ancestors; besides showing what kind of educational literature was provided for the instruction and amusement of the children of other days."
The Prince of Wales' HorsesCassell's, 1900)
The Prince of Wales was a great fan and sponsor of horse-racing; here's a look at his stables, jockeys, and favorite racers.
A look at the well-known sprite of Valentine's day in lore and verse.
Cooking at Sea(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1886)
On the challenges of preparing meals for the passengers of an ocean liner, while dealing with the difficulties of rolling seas and a small galley.
A New Art of Conversation(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1876)
A most extraordinary paradox is "the low standard of ordinary conversation, as contrasted with the intelligent and enlightened character of the age we live in," and what to do about it.
London to New York by Steerage(English Illustrated Magazine, 1895)
Lavishly illustrated account of traveling across the Atlantic - on a budget.
Notes by an Artist Naturalist(The Girl's Own Paper, 1892-94)
Beautifully illustrated monthly series by artist Fred Miller on the flora, fauna and lore of the season.
Terra-Cotta Painting(Girl's Own Paper, 1891)
Tips and patterns for painting on terra-cotta pots and vases (or any other type of clay or ceramic pot).
How Landowners Are Made(Windsor, 1900)
If you think today's pitches for condos and time-shares are something new, think again!
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine • GOP = Girl's Own Paper • ILA = Illustrated London Almanack • S = The Strand
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