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Wednesday Whimsy Victorian Cards of Boys at Play

My brother’s birthday was fairly recently so when I looked through my box of Victorian trade (advertising) cards for this week, I decided to share the ones with boys and their games and toys. 509 more words

Ships and Quotes for Wednesday

Today is the 103rd anniversary of the sinking of¬†Titanic, which isn’t whimsical at ALL, of course, but I decided to take ships as my theme for this Wednesday. 262 more words

Victorian Insect Ladies Wednesday Whimsy

A few weeks ago I did a Wednesday Whimsy on Victorian trade card illustrations of people as flowers, in honor of Spring. Well, the obvious accompaniment to the flowers is the insects of the garden, so I’m sharing a few today. 636 more words

Spring Flower People for Wednesday Whimsy

Since we’re in Spring now, I’ll share some Victorian trade cards with flower people and people dressed as flowers….iris are my favorite flowers (well, along with roses) and I fell in love with these two Iris Knights to the left. 179 more words

Nellie Bly Intrepid Women in Victorian Ads Wednesday Whimsy

I’ve been saving up a set of Victorian trade cards I think of as “Intrepid Women”. Actually, some of them remind me quite forcibly of ¬†Amelia Peabody, the heroine in the wonderful Elizabeth Peters’ series about a Victorian archaeologist who’s a force of nature and has the most wonderful adventures…I highly recommend the entire series (but of course I love anything that touches on ancient Egypt, archaeology, mystery, romance…)….ok, enough digressing! 447 more words

Pigs Parrots & More Wednesday Whimsy

I’m finishing up this run of Victorian trade cards and pictures featuring animals depicted as people…hope you’ve been enjoying the series!

P. T. Barnum brought Jumbo the elephant to the USA in 1882, against much outrage in England, where he’d been domiciled previously. 143 more words

Cats As Victorian Era People for Wednesday Whimsy

Last week I did a post on Victorian trade cards featuring dogs as people so it’s only fair that this week we look at the cats. 220 more words