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Old Travelers' Yarns (The Strand, 1897)
From dragons and sea-serpents to the dreaded "anthropophagi," a look at what travelers of ancient days claimed to have seen in the wilds of the world.
Somersetshire Superstitions (CFM, 1890)
Notwithstanding advances in science and education, "In every town, in every village and hamlet--yes, in almost every family circle--a belief in the supernatural still has a place."
A Burlesque Bull-Fight (The Strand, 1899)
Queen Victoria required personal assurance that this Southend performance was, in fact, all innocent fun...
A Champion Orange-Peeler (The Strand, 1899)
An ocean-going chef's unusual hobby...
Nose-Improvers (The Strand, 1896)
Devices designed to clamp upon your nose to make it longer, shorter, straighter, or whatever you may desire. Perhaps this should not be tried at home.
An Earth-Girdler (The Strand, 1897)
Promising to "travel round the world" on a bet was becoming commonplace, but this "earth-girdler" had a bit of a different "spin" on the process.
Dinners in Society (GOP, 1881)
"I will suppose that you are engaged to dine out, to meet a considerable assemblage of friends..." This article has everything you need to know to handle such an occasion!
A Talk on Tomatoes (CFM, 1894)
Some unusual tomato recipes, including soup, curry, paste, and "tomato eggs."
Cycle, Bicyle or Racycle Riders (Toilettes, 1896)
This is actually a full-page advertisement - but it's packed with tips and "rules of the road" for cyclists.
Drawn Canvas Work (GOP, 1896)
A beautiful approach to embroidery.
Curious Facts About Red (Demorest, 1880)
An interesting roundup of facts and folklore about the color red.
What Becomes of Lost Luggage (CFM, 1876)
A look at some of the items found in the railway's lost luggage department, including a Stilton cheese, a giant's pair of shoes (really!), an anchor, and an artificial leg.
How to Become a Freeman of the City of London (CFM, 1876)
On the ancient rights and privileges involved in being an actual "citizen of London."
Practical Points of Law (GOP, 1901)
A series of fillers on various intriguing points of English law in Victorian times. In this issue: Swindles.
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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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