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The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated…

Two things have stolen my mind away from Edwardian Promenade and you amazing people: school and writing. Last year, I returned to college for a new degree, which has me diving into archiving, public history, oral history, museum studies, and a host of other cool things to do with functional history. This year, I sold …

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Weather

Keeping Cool on Hot Summer Days

No matter the temperature, our sturdy Edwardians remained buttoned and corseted, which, since weather has largely remained the same in all corners of the globe, made for very uncomfortable times. Let’s explore how people at the turn-of-the-century kept cool amidst sweltering summer heat. The Menorah: a Monthly Magazine for the Jewish Home, v29 (1900) The …

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Living

Living the Edwardian Good Life

While watching Giles and Sue Live the Good Life, a hilarious, reality-TV take on a British sitcom, I was struck by the similarities between today, the 1970s, and the Edwardian period. All three time periods came after long periods of extensive growth, consumerism, and amazing technological advances. However, though many people were much more prosperous …

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