Victorian whisks

Antique Sterling Silver Victorian Whisk Broom Sunflower Floral design

Antique Sterling Silver Victorian Whisk Broom Sunflower Floral design

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Vetra! I imagine the bottom of this gown as Anzara's when Karule encounters her in the castle!

Vetra! I imagine the bottom of this gown as Anzara's when Karule encounters her in the castle!

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Pre-mortem photo? Another Victorian habit: Your child contracts a fever, or you have reason to think an injury or illness may lead to death, you whisk the child off to a photographer. Yep, it happened and they were called Pre-mortem photos. Why suppose that is the case here? The inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death. 3 years old. Which is what she looks like in this photo.

Pre-mortem photo? Another Victorian habit: Your child contracts a fever, or you have reason to think an injury or illness may lead to death, you whisk the child off to a photographer. Yep, it happened and they were called Pre-mortem photos. Why suppose that is the case here? The inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death. 3 years old. Which is what she looks like in this photo.

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Looking for new and creative ways to eliminate disorder in your kitchen? Incorporate a few of these clutter-busting features in your next kitchen remodel.

Looking for new and creative ways to eliminate disorder in your kitchen? Incorporate a few of these clutter-busting features in your next kitchen remodel.

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Nicely detailed dioramas are in the natural history museum. We really appreciate a high-quality diorama - they've been around since Victorian times, but it feels quite rare to find truly great ones.  This one is good as it whisks me away to the Arctic. But I can't stop thinking about this walrus at the front...it just looks like he's using a selfie stick.

Nicely detailed dioramas are in the natural history museum. We really appreciate a high-quality diorama - they've been around since Victorian times, but it feels quite rare to find truly great ones. This one is good as it whisks me away to the Arctic. But I can't stop thinking about this walrus at the front...it just looks like he's using a selfie stick.

This traditional British layer cake is made up of two buttery, tender spongecake rounds that sandwich a thick layer of jam and, often, a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

This traditional British layer cake is made up of two buttery, tender spongecake rounds that sandwich a thick layer of jam and, often, a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

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