Perhaps it is not my usual favorite vehicle for detail (fiction) but this book about the everyday life of a Victorian is sure to enrich my gluttonous appetite for antique customs and curiosities.

Best Books of 2014 - How To Be A Victorian: A Dawn-To-Dusk Guide To Victorian Life

Bloomin' luvverly: Peter takes Victorian life very seriously, even down to the waistcoat and flat cap

Living in the past: Man spends six years turning cottage into Victorian time capsule

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

This little girl named Adelaide Springett, was so ashamed of her tattered boots, that she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books,

Secret steps and lost lanes of Whitby brought to life (From Gazette & Herald) - Arguments Yard in Whitby in the 19th Century

c 1890 Arguments Yard Whitby North Yorkshire by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. There are more yards to be seen in the book "Whitby yards through time" by Alan Whitworth.

An early picture taken by the Victorian  photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn, his niece and other family and friends posing for the camera

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead

An early picture taken by the Victorian photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn, his niece and other family and friends posing for the camera, London

Fleet St., Victorian London, workplace of the tenacious reporter Henry Hales, whose investigation sparked the biggest scandal of the 1880s.

Old houses, Fleet Street, This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part of a per.

Wm. R. Warner & Co., about 1900. Arsenic trioxide, a toxic substance employed in gold-mining and other industrial processes, was also used as a medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries (it is still used today to treat leukemia and other diseases). Bottles that featured raised ridges, skulls and crossbones, and the embossed word "poison" were designed so that people could distinguish poisons from other medicines, even in the dark. Smithsonian Institution

Drop Dead Gorgeous: A TL;DR Tale of Arsenic in Victorian Life

I have not read up on all these facts, just re pinning to read about later-SP 17 Dangerous Foods Americans Eat That Are Banned In Other Countries

Gallery Graphics - Wholesale Wall Art and Gifts

I have been referred to as a Gibson Girl several times in my life. "Pompeian Beauty" by Pannet, yard long Victorian print

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