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Art: Information

See the Ephemera section for links to artwork, clip art, postcards, e-cards, etc.

The Website of Bob Speel
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/speel/
Dedicated mainly to 19th century British art, mostly Victorian, including sculpture, painting, illustration, some architecture, and a bit of pottery and so forth. Contains a useful list of artists, which leads to a list of biographies, as well as pages on where to see 19th-century artworks in London and the rest of England.

The William Morris Society
http://www.morrissociety.org

Journals on Victoriana

Victorians Institute and Journal
http://www.vcu.edu/vij/About%20VI%20and%20VIJ.html

The Victorian Review
http://web.uvic.ca/victorianreview/

Victorian Literature and Culture
http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/english/journal/victorian/

Neo-Victorian Studies
http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/

Medicine and Health

19th-Century Medicine in the UK
http://www-personal.umd.umich.edu/~jonsmith/19cmed.html

Victorian Medical Practices
http://www.warts.org/library/victorian-medical-practices.html
This is a useful site with lots of links to various topics relating to Victorian medicine, disease, practices and practioners, and scientific theories of the day.

Military History

The War Times Journal
http://www.wtj.com/archives/
Archives of articles on the Napoleonic Wars, Admiral Nelson, Wellington, etc., including some first-person eyewitness accounts.

Miscellany

Advertising for Love
http://www.advertisingforlove.com/
A collection of funny, strange, poignant and just plain bizarre personal ads from the nineteenth century.

Big Ben
http://www.parliament.uk/bigben/
A website created by Parliament to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Big Ben. History, facts and figures, and loads of images.

Cylinders on the Web: Rare Recordings
http://cylindersontheweb.angelcities.com/index.html
Rare recordings of speeches, notable individuals, etc. of the 19th century.

Mechanical Marvels of the 19th Century
http://www.bigredhair.com/robots/

Museum of Victorian Science
http://www.museumofvictorianscience.co.uk/
A virtual tour of Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory.

Victorian Etiquette Game
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/games/game_0/

Victorianopoly
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/primarylinks/victorianresources/victorians14.pdf
A Victorian version of Monopoly.

Victorian Parlour Games
http://oldfashionedliving.com/parlour-games.html

Victorian Slang
http://www.tlucretius.net/Sophie/Castle/victorian_slang.html

Money and Coinage

Current Value of Old Money
http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/RDavies/arian/current/howmuch.html
Interesting site that helps you determine how much money was "worth" compared to today -- for example, what was a pound "worth" in 1850?

Pounds, Shillings and Pence - fun with Lsd
http://home.clara.net/brianp/money.html

Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1264 to Present
http://www.measuringworth.com/ppoweruk/

Victorian Coinage
http://www.paullewis.co.uk

Printing and Bookbinding

Aspects of the Victorian Book
http://www.bl.uk/collections/early/victorian/intro.html

Color Printing in the 19th Century
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/color/
An overview of printing techniques.

Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-engraved Illustration
http://www.dmvi.cf.ac.uk/
Records and images of 868 literary illustrations that were published in or around 1862, providing bibliographical and iconographical details.

Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls
http://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/prod//depts/dp/pennies/home.html
Learn about 19th-century printing processes and read some sample texts.

Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930
http://bindings.lib.ua.edu/
A lovely site that provides an overview of binding techniques, with lots of images of great book covers.

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)
http://www.sharpweb.org/
The list of links here will be of interest to anyone interested in the history of printing and publishing.

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