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

how to be a victorian: a dawn-to-dusk guide to victorian life - ruth goodman.

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

The Hardcover of the This Victorian Life: Modern Adventures in Nineteenth-Century Culture, Cooking, Fashion, and Technology by Sarah A. Chrisman at Barnes

How did everyday life of people in their houses in Victorian and Edwardian eras look like? Just check out these amazing photos to see.      ...

vintage everyday: Victorian and Edwardian Interior – 38 Rare Photos Show Everyday Life of People in Their Houses Over 100 Years Ago

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 - My Cottage Garden

Old London, circa 1870, photographer unknown

Close No 193 Hight Street - 1868 Scottish photographer Thomas Annan’s view of the poor living conditions in the narrow lanes just off the High Street, Glasgow. Annan was commissioned by The City Improvement Trust to document the city’s slums which.

A gold velvet shawl embroidered with flowers drapes over the piano.

A Ravishing Victorian Home

His and Hers Victorian Parlor chairs at The Depot today. leave as is or paint white and cover in muslin. In the Weaver Room - Dealer on the corner.

"Hookey Alf" of Whitechapel | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

'''Hookey Alf'' of Whitechapel' A rare book, 'Street Life in London' which was the first to document the lives of everyday Londoners in 1877 has been put up for auction. (Victorian street life in London - Telegraph)

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.

[Oscar Gustave Rejlander Maids Drawing water at Freshwater, chores are always a horrid job but it's gotton easiers

Wm. R. Warner & Co., about 1900. Arsenic trioxide, a toxic substance employed in gold-mining and other industrial processes, was also used as a medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries (it is still used today to treat leukemia and other diseases). Bottles that featured raised ridges, skulls and crossbones, and the embossed word "poison" were designed so that people could distinguish poisons from other medicines, even in the dark. Smithsonian Institution

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

During the and centuries, a number of arsenic compounds have been used as medicine, including arsenic trioxide (by Thomas Fowler). Arsenic trioxide has been used in a variety of ways over the past 500 years, but most commonly in the treatment of cancer.

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

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, London

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