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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.

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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

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Life Below Stairs ~ Part Four ~ The Work Never Ends

Victorian kitchen: In the Century rooms were ideally single-purpose; thus, the proper Victorian home would have had a kitchen for cooking only, with separate rooms for food storage (the larder) and preparation (the scullery).

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Transport and Carriages in the Victorian era (1837-1901)

Hansom Cab pictures. An article here about transport and carriages in the Victorian era on a larger site about Horses and History through the ages.

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Victorian Children's Games

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Victorian Life – 43 Cyanotypes Show Everyday Life of People before 1900

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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.

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