London shopkeepers had many ways of getting the attention of passers-by, including plates seemingly suspended in mid-air, a "living picture" of a donkey (featuring a living donkey!), a mummified cat, a two-headed goose, and funhouse mirrors.
All About Oranges(The Girl's Own Paper, 1892)
In the 1890's, Britain imported nearly 32,000 tons of oranges every year; here are some delicious things to do with this wonderful fruit, from marmalades to orange creams.
Women Warriors(Lady's Realm, 1902)
Famous fighters of many lands and eras, including Kenau Hessalaar of Holland, Jeanne D'Arc, Jeanne Hachette, and the Maid of Saragossa.
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 Diving-Dress(The Strand, 1894)
A seeker of novel experiences finds that diving might best be left to the experts!
How I Engage My Servants(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1877)
"Before any steps are taken to inquire into character, a definite understanding should be come to between the mistress and servant. On this careful and definite agreement, most of the future comfort of both depends."
Amusing Juvenile Answers(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1889)
Odd answers to test questions are nothing new; amongst this delightful collection is the information that "a fort is a place to put men in, and a fortress is a place to put women in."
Our Friends the Horses(Cassell's Family Magazine, 1889)
"The English may or may not be the finest horsemen in the world, but I doubt whether any other nation--with the exception, perhaps, of the Arabs--are on such thoroughly confidential, friendly terms with their horses as the English."
The Prophet's Chamber(The Girl's Own Paper, 1901)
On the best way to arrange a guest-room.
Practical Points of Law(The Girl's Own Paper, 1901)
A series of fillers on various intriguing points of English law in Victorian times. In this issue: Licences; Wedlock; Elementary Education; Infants.
Pianoforte Fronts and How to Decorate Them,(The Girl's Own Paper, 1885)
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