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Lauren Padgett, a PhD student investigating representations of Victorian women in contemporary museums, responds to the recent revelation that a proposed women's history museum​ is being replaced by a Jack the Ripper Museum.

Lauren Padgett, a PhD student investigating representations of Victorian women in contemporary museums, responds to the recent revelation that a proposed women& history museum​ is being replaced by a Jack the Ripper Museum.

This is a depiction of one of the first sanitary products. As Brumberg reported, "...feminine napkins were once much bulkier and that before the invention of panty hose and press-on paper tape, they were usually pinned to either suspension belts..."

This is a depiction of one of the first sanitary products.feminine napkins were once much bulkier and that before the invention of panty hose and press-on paper tape, they were usually pinned to either suspension belts.

The Creature hid in the shadows, but that didn't mean he was blind. He saw the masses, dirty and hungry, either hopeless or bitter or yearning. Children ran about with no shoes and empty bellies, as broken women led predatory men into dark alleys. All of it in what was supposed to be a city of well-to-do, shining men and women.

Urban Conditions of the British Poor in the 1800s

Woman c. 1855-65  (The hiking up of the over-skirt underneath the apron was to protect it while working - when company unexpectedly knocked at the door, down it went, like she was all put together!)

Woman c. (The hiking up of the over-skirt underneath the apron was to protect it while working - when company unexpectedly knocked at the door, down it went, like she was all put together!

This is from a great Blog, Murder by Gaslight. Dr Thomas Neill Cream was one of the few men from Chicago suspected of being Jack the Ripper. He was a serial killer, abortionist and poisoner. He looked just like Snidely Whiplash, so you know he's a villain. Hell, just look at the top hat, cool moustache and monocle, pure evil!!

Dr Thomas Neill Cream, serial killer, poisoner & abortionist, emigrated from America to England. He was one of the few men suspected of being Jack the Ripper.

victorian fashion - Google Search

Victorian fashion era ranged primarily from the to the early It's named for the influential English queen of the time, and her style came to define one of the most memorable periods in modern history.

Victorian Working Women, by Michael Hiley (Book Recommendation)

1888 Newspaper report on the ‘Whitechapel murderer’ aka Jack the Ripper. The Illustrated Police News, 1888

Read about 'Whitechapel murders from the Illustrated Police News', a newspaper article on the British Library's Discovering Literature website.

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