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

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.

Marcel Vanderkindere’s image of a summer lounge in Belgium in 1895. #victorian #vintagephotos #history

Marcel Vanderkindere’s image of a summer lounge in Belgium in 1895. #victorian #vintagephotos #history

this lady and her husband live everyday as if they were in Victorian times!  How cool is that?!

this lady and her husband live everyday as if they were in Victorian times! How cool is that?!

Drunken women fighting on a rooftop. from The People of the Abyss, by Jack London, circa 1903

Drunken women fighting on a rooftop. from The People of the Abyss, by Jack London, circa 1903

Victorian picnickers did not dream of eating outdoors without a kerosene burner to boil their kettles for tea. Thus, the true mark of a Victorian picnic is to make sure your food is more than cold cuts and chips. Prepare your menu as if you were hosting a proper meal in your home. And your dishes need not be overly rich or time-consuming to prepare; our Recipes section features a number of simple recipes for tea sandwiches that would be perfectly appealing for a picnic.

Victorian picnickers did not dream of eating outdoors without a kerosene burner to boil their kettles for tea. Thus, the true mark of a Victorian picnic is to make sure your food is more than cold cuts and chips. Prepare your menu as if you were hosting a proper meal in your home. And your dishes need not be overly rich or time-consuming to prepare; our Recipes section features a number of simple recipes for tea sandwiches that would be perfectly appealing for a picnic.

Drop Dead Gorgeous: A TL;DR Tale of Arsenic in Victorian Life – The Pragmatic Costumer

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

Drop Dead Gorgeous: A TL;DR Tale of Arsenic in Victorian Life – The Pragmatic Costumer

Maids 1864 - This is an exquisite photo of two young girls in service in England in 1864. See website for many additional articles on Victorian life.

Maids 1864 - This is an exquisite photo of two young girls in service in England in 1864. See website for many additional articles on Victorian life.

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 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

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

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life (Paperback)

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

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

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