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The Strand 1891A - January-June

 

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POSTED ARTICLES

FASHION
Letters from Artists on Ladies' Dress
Contemporary artists weigh in on ladies' fashion - pro and con.

GARDENING
Orchids
On the growing popularity of orchids in England and some of the feats undertaken by adventurers to recover rare specimens.

HEALTH
How the Blind Are Educated, by Edward Salmon
Regarding the education of blind children at the Royal Normal College for the Blind in London.

LONDON
At the Children's Hospital
A visit to The Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street, made famous by Dickens!
Child Workers in London
A look at the "army" of child labourers in London, including servants, factory workers, street performers and more; the author seems of divided mind as to whether child labour is a good thing or a bad thing!
Jamrach's
A shop in which one can find "The largest and most varied collection of arms, curiosities, and works of savage and civilised art... side by side with a stock of lions, tigers, panthers, elephants, alligators, monkeys [and] parrots..."
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade: Its Home and Its Work
A look at the Fire Brigade at work, how rescues were undertaken, and how firemen were trained.
A Night in an Opium Den
"Yes, I have smoked opium in the Ratcliff Highway, and in the den which was visited by Charles Dickens, and through the pipe which had the honour of making that distinguished novelist sick." Possibly not the best decision, since the author awakened to find himself without boots, hat or umbrella, and a taste in his mouth that was a cross between "onions and tobacco."
A Night with the Thames Police
The Thames Police were a body of 202 men, with 28 police galleys and a trio of steam launches, protecting the waterways from thieves and smugglers, rescuing would-be suicides, and reporting fires.
Our Money Manufactory
How pounds, shillings and pence are manufactured in the Royal Mint on Tower Hill.
The Story of the Strand
The history of the street that gave The Strand Magazine its name.

OBJECTS & ANTIQUITIES
Pictures with Histories
Some of the curious histories behind several great paintings, including Landseer's "Dignity and Impudence" - a portrait of two dogs that apparently was based on the artist's treatment by a shopkeeper!

PEOPLE
Actors' Dressing Rooms
A peek into the stage dressing rooms of famous actors Henry Irving (with his dog Fussie), John Toole, Sir Beerbohm Tree, John Hare, and Charles Wyndham.
Celebrated Beauties
A look at some notable "beauties" of the 18th century who figured in art and poetry.

SOCIAL & POLITICAL ISSUES
On the Stump for the Pump, by Sir Wilfred Lawson
"Nine-tenths of England's misery is Drink," says one contemporary temperance advocate; in this article Sir Lawson looks back on 30 years of "stumping" for temperance.

TRAVEL & WORLD CULTURES
Babies (S1891)
How babies are raised in various cultures throughout the world.
The Guest of a Cannibal King, by J.E. Muddock
The writer's experiences in the South Sea Islands.
A Night at the Grand Chartreuse, by J.E. Muddock
A look at the Carthusian monastery of Chartreux, France.

WOMEN'S ISSUES
Fac-Simile of the Notes of a Speech by John Bright
A speech against women's suffrage given in 1876, summed up perhaps by this quote: "If all men and women voted, the general result must be the same; for, by an unalterable natural law, strength was stronger than weakness and... men must prevail."

WORK
A New Industry for Ladies, by Grace Harriman
"The Ladies' Fruit and Salad Gardens have been established... to provide pleasant homes and remunerative employment for gentlewomen..."
A Silver Harvest
A visit to the Cornish fishing villages for the pilchard harvest (much of which was sold to Italy).

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