Living

House Hunters: Edwardian Style

House hunting was a serious concern to middle- and upper-class Edwardians. They were not only concerned with expense and location, but sanitation and transportation. The most common method of finding a new home was to drive around suitable neighborhoods and search for “To Let” signs. On these signs were listed the general details of the …

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The Inner Life of a Gentleman’s Club

[T]he day at a club begins the night before. About 9 p.m., when the rush is over, the chef or chief cook takes stock of what is left on hand, and frames his estimate of what will be required for next day’s consumption. His calculation is based upon the season of the year and the …

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When I Was a Child of Other Lands

Yesterday, I happened upon a recent post by the small, but fascinating blog, the Victorian era, about a book called When I Was a Girl in Holland, which detailed life for a girl in 1880s Holland. I used my Googlefu and not only discovered this book, but other books in a series of books titled …

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