Calling Card Mini Scrapbook Kit

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Welcome! - A Victorian Passage has published 208 articles on a diverse range of subjects. Most of our growing archive of Victorian Era subjects are taken directly from 19th century sources to achieve a closer look into how our ancestors really lived. We have also been expanding our historical eras to include Early American from 1790-1839 and the Edwardian period of the early 20th century. Latest article added September 17, 2014

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Our Official Flower

A Victorian Passage has adopted an official flower. This lovely ivory pink flower can be purchased over at Bluegrass Gardens.

Back to School Series: Slate Pencils

Slate pencils were simliar to the chalk we use today. Slate pencils were made to use on slate boards, which were the predecessor to chalkboards. At least two varieties...
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1888 German Spielbuch { Book of Children's Games}

I have yet another eBook to offer. This one is a German book of children's games and songs. Now I haven't been able to read much of it since...
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How Fish-Hooks are Made

This article was found in The Manufacturer and Builder - Februray 1870 issue. It looks at how fish hooks were still being produced in the 1870s and near the...
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Simple Remedies

I run across a lot of these sort of lists for remeides but there are many on this particular list I had actually never run across before. It was...Continue Reading

1824 Domestic Cookery Cookbook

I have a pretty large download this time around. It's an ebook of my 1824 Domestic Cookery cookbook. Its loaded with recipes of all kinds and even some handwritten...Continue Reading

1892 Agricultural Almanac eBook

Here I have the 1892 Agricultural Almanac for download. This e-book contains advice, hints, tips, stories, humor, recipes of the time and more. Here are just a few of...Continue Reading

Paper Doll

Hopefully you can take these in the spirit in which they were made - for fun. I was about 15 when I drew and painted these. I obviously wasn't...Continue Reading

Fashions August 1842

LATEST PARIS FASHIONS. {from the The New York Visitor and Lady's Album} Bonnets there is but little change in ; they are not worn quite so forward as last...Continue Reading

Edwardian Ladies

Were they sisters? Cousins? Best friends? Who can know...but these Edwardian ladies in their fresh white frocks headed down to the Anderson Studio in Worcester to get their photograph...Continue Reading

Tintype of a Little Girl

Once housed in an album but now long separated from her relatives this tintype of a little girl is a little rough around the edges. Yet you can just...Continue Reading

1891 Agricultural Almanac eBook

Yet another in the series of my Almanacs. This is the 1891 Agricultural Almanac and as you will see it has seen better days. This e-book contains advice, hints,...Continue Reading

Spring 1855 Godey's Fashion Plate

Sorry, due to technical difficulties I wasn't able to post the Friday freebie...but better late than never tho - so here you go! This free download is from my...Continue Reading

Fashions July 1842

SUMMER FASHIONS. {from the The New York Visitor and Lady's Album} Morning Dress.--Striped foulard robe; the bodice quite high, tight to the shape, and the front ornamented in a...Continue Reading

1890 Agricultural Almanac eBook

Another in the series of the my Almanacs. It's the 1890 Agricultural Almanac. This e-book contains advice, hints, tips, stories, humor, recipes of the time and more. Here are...Continue Reading

1888 Agricultural Almanac eBook

We have another eBook to offer for download. It's the 1888 Agricultural Almanac. This e-book contains advice, hints, tips, stories, humor, recipes of the time and more. Here are...Continue Reading

1885 Print of Children

Today we have this print of three children. Two little girls and one little boy all facing the same direction. The title of the print is, "The playmates of...Continue Reading

Puppies Print 1885

For all you dog and puppy lovers out there I have this cute print of puppies for download. It was found in a children's book dated 1885. Enjoy! Download...Continue Reading

Victorian Shoe Pattern

Here is the other shoe pattern I found in Peterson's Magazine of 1860. Like the previous one this does not have instructions thus leaving a lot of room for...Continue Reading

All Eras

Antique Corset Gallery - Description as said from their website: "Take a guided tour through the last 250 years of corsetry and undersupports. Discover the fascinating ways in which our ancestors managed to achieve those fashionable figures." Katherine's Dress - Katherine sews, and I enjoy the journaling of her different dresses and period clothing. She always shares some of her antique dress pieces as well as fashion related miscellany. Victorian Station

Victorian

Mostly Victorian - Browse through articles of all subjects on the Victorian era. Heritage Scrapbooks - Browse through actual 19th century scrapbooks. Intriguing indeed! Victorian Decorating - A new & interesting resource for Victorian decorating

Edwardian and 20th Century

Early Twentieth Century Homes - This site contains information on early 20th century home & interiors from selected books.
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