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Beautiful Paper Dolls from the 1910s

While I was preparing my Halloween post, I noticed that The Ladies’ Home Journal featured paper dolls in many of their issues in the 1910s. I’ve adored paper dolls since childhood, so I was giddy to put these dolls on … Continue reading

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Halloween Decorating and Party Ideas from the 1910s

Throwing a Halloween party? Sure, you can search Pinterest for cute ideas like most everyone. Or you can browse the pages of The Ladies’ Home Journal in the 1910s! I’ve posted some of the pages I found, as well as old … Continue reading

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Victorian Spirit Rapping

I was doing a little research on Victorian spiritualism a few weeks ago when I came across something called “spirit rapping.”  Curious, I ran a search on the subject and found Spirit Rapping Unveiled! published in 1855 and written by Hiram … Continue reading

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Super Creepy British Superstitions that I Found in a Book Published in 1787

Dear Gentle Reader, I have a Victorian romance How To Impress A Marquess coming out on November 1st.  To this end, I’m making an effort to promote my work.  I’ve made an agreement with myself to write more posts about … Continue reading

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Partying in Bath in April 1807

The following was excerpted from the book, The Follies and Fashions of Our Grandfathers, published in 1886. The book reprinted articles from the year 1807. There are two Assembly-rooms, one at the bottom of the Orange Grove, called the Old … Continue reading

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