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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

Dogs As Victorian Era People for Wednesday Whimsy

I thought in honor of the Westminster Dog Show going on this week, I’d make my Wednesday Whimsy about some charming Victorian trade cards I found with dogs portrayed as people. 40 more words

Romance In A Glance Valentine Whimsy

As I collect my Victorian era trade cards, the romance novelist in me is most fascinated by the ones that seem to encapsulate an entire romance in a single glance. 259 more words

Wednesday Whimsy Dogs

In honor of my favorite Super Bowl commercial – the Budweiser puppy tale – I’m devoting this week’s Whimsy to dogs. And me being a cat person no less LOL! 230 more words