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What about Uncle Ollie?

My aunt Anne asked, “So, since you’re here, do you want to take Uncle Ollie’s portrait with you?”

Turning, I replied, “You’ve got uncle Ollie? Where?” … 828 more words

Raised By A Village

29# Book Review- ★★★★☆ (3.5 Stars)

Jane Eyre


Charlotte Bronte

A Victorian Gothic Novel, quite lengthy in my opinion. It was dragging and tiresome in certain portions with excessive atmospheric description (quite well written though, in my opinion.) When fifteen year old me had picked up this book, she’d expected a rosy romance novel and was left severely disappointed. 484 more words

Book Review

Fashion Fix

This circa-1851 daguerreotype, now in my collection, was published on page 126 of Joan Severa’s seminal work on nineteenth century fashion, My Likeness Taken. Of it she wrote, “The woolen dress in this portrait has been finished with self puffing to emphasize the waist taper, the shoulder caps, and the sleeve cuffs. 163 more words

Victorian Era

The Grand Tour: Vacation of the Victorian Era

The itinerary was culture.

A debutante need be immersed. Her manners, tested. Her status, presented.  In the Victorian era, young women traveled Europe to broaden their education. 56 more words

Victorian Era

Witness to Disaster

This wonderful funeral cabinet card includes a photograph of the deceased William P. Rees, as well as date of his death (4 March, 1891) and his age (“23 years and 4 months”). 1,463 more words

United States

Jane Steele

Deer Reeder,

Well it’s about time I got down to finally writing another one of these since I finished the book almost two weeks ago! But hey I’ve just broken up for summer and it’s been sunny so… legit excuse! 708 more words

Period Books (set In The Past)