The illustrations "take the cake" in this article on royal wedding cakes, including the one for Princess Louise, which weighed about 2000 pounds!
Old Notions Concerning Bridesmaids(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1884)
Some of the lore and ancient customs surrounding bridesmaids.
On Some Minor Points of Etiquette(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1876)
A look at the etiquette issues faced by the new bride or "young matron."
Seasonable Fare(The Girl's Own Paper, 1897)
Soups, salads and sandwiches feature large in summer fare!
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.
My Trials as a Housekeeper(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1895)
Managing a friend's home, and "breaking in" a new staff of servants, turns out to be more difficult than the author imagined...
The Pitcairn Islanders, and the Mutiny on the Bounty(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1880)
What became of the famous mutineers.
Feathers in the Scale: A Plea for the Birds(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1880)
A gardener examines the question of whether birds are destructive, as many farmers claimed, or helpful to have about -- and concludes that every gooseberry gobbled by the blackbird is more than matched by the snails and slugs he destroys.
June Jottings(Ingalls' Home Magazine, 1888)
'Tis the season for strawberries and raspberries, for which this article offers some delicious-sounding recipes.
Found in Uncle Sam's Mails(The Strand, 1898)
A look at oddities found in the museum of the Dead Letter Office, which has received such items as live rattlesnakes, skulls and other body parts, explosives, an alligator with a parasol, and even old boots.
Point d'Hongroie(The Girl's Own Paper, 1897)
A beautiful embroidery technique that is still popular today.
The Forget-Me-Not(The Girl's Own Paper, 1882)
Interesting lore of this small but charming flower.
Between Two Waters(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1893)
A charming tale of travel, and seeking lodgings, in an Essex village.
A Midsummer Night(Century, 1896A)
Sights and sounds of a warm midsummer night on the heath near London.
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