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The Mosquito Bar

Relax without fear of being bitten by mosquitoes…

by Paula Bosse

The “mosquito bar” — the human’s defense against blood-thirsty mosquitoes (and other annoying pests) — had its heyday in the US in the second half of the 19th century and the first couple of decades of the 20th century, before screens for windows and doors were commonplace in American homes. 747 more words

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The Victorian Home: Yearly Staff Wages ~1880

How about your very own cook for £ 45 annually?

The auto inflation calculator reports that this is about £5k/year. Not bad.

This is a great peek into the economics of household management. 119 more words

Household Hints

1884: Two More Rats

Vincent van Gogh: Two Rats (1884)

The Tale of Two Tartans

After Liane made me the Rose Wine dress I started thinking about commissioning a second so that I could alternate my outfits while down in Oamaru (if you only have one dress for four days that’s fine, by the way). 1,521 more words


1885: Bridge

John Atkinson Grimshaw: Battersea Bridge (1885)

1883: Educate! Agitate! Organize!

1883 appears to mark the first appearance of this slogan in print—in a pamphlet produced by the Democratic Federation. William Morris was the treasurer or the organization and included it on the cover of a book of songs published two years later. 320 more words