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Victorian picnickers did not dream of eating outdoors without a kerosene burner to boil their kettles for tea. Thus, the true mark of a Victorian picnic is to make sure your food is more than cold cuts and chips. Prepare your menu as if you were hosting a proper meal in your home. And your dishes need not be overly rich or time-consuming to prepare; our Recipes section features a number of simple recipes for tea sandwiches that would be perfectly appealing for a picnic.

from Mail Online

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

An early picture taken by the Victorian photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn, his niece and other family and friends posing for the camera

from ReginaJeffers's Blog

Life Below Stairs ~ Part Four ~ The Work Never Ends

Victorian kitchen: In the Century rooms were ideally single-purpose; thus, the proper Victorian home would have had a kitchen for cooking only, with separate rooms for food storage (the larder) and preparation (the scullery).

from Horses and History Throughout the Ages

Transport and Carriages in the Victorian era (1837-1901)

Hansom Cab pictures. An article here about transport and carriages in the Victorian era on a larger site about Horses and History through the ages.

from eHow

Victorian Children's Games


Victorian Life – 43 Cyanotypes Show Everyday Life of People before 1900


Maids 1864 - This is an exquisite photo of two young girls in service in England in 1864. See website for many additional articles on Victorian life.