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Friday Fun Victorian Style

The Victorians liked to pose for photographs. The early Daguerreotype came about in 1839, when the inventor Samuel Morse returned to the U.S. after visiting Daguerre in Paris. Ambrotypes and tintypes followed in the mid 1850s. The carte de visite … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

The Victorians were quite romantic. Every etiquette book written in the period that I’ve seen includes a chapter on writing love letters, for example. Love letters, however, were only one way young Victorians conveyed romantic messages, which could be difficult … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

Early in my debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, widow Elenora Watkins and her nine-year-old daughter, Tildy, meet the hero, a mercantile owner named Miles Rutledge. Tildy asks Miles if he sells candy, which he assures … Continue reading

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