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Victorian Times Quarterly #21
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- Shopkeepers' Advertising Novelties (The Strand, 1895)
- 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 (GOP, 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.
- 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 (CFM, 1877)
- A look at "busy, crowded, jostling, dirty Covent Garden," London's primary market-place for fruit, vegetables and flowers.
- 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 (CFM, 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 (CFM, 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, Part II (CFM, 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 (GOP, 1901)
- On the best way to arrange a guest-room.
- Writing for the Press (Ingalls' Home Magazine, 1889)
- "Oh, let me advise you and beseech you not to write for the press unless you possess that most valuable and most beautiful of personal gifts--common sense."
- Little To-Bo (St. Nicholas Magazine, 1889)
- Charming tribute to a little girl (who, happily, doesn't end up dead at the end of it).
- Practical Points of Law (GOP, 1901)
- A series of fillers on various intriguing points of English law in Victorian times. In this issue: Dogs; Licences; Wedlock; Infants.
- Pianoforte Fronts and How to Decorate Them, (GOP, 1885)
- Beautiful patterns from artist Fred Miller.
- Little Efforts