Tag Archives: Victorian

The Comic Valentine of mid-Victorian England

There was a time when Valentine’s cards were much more fun: they had humour and caricatures.It wasn’t like today, that we just find those super sweet cards, full of nauseating cheesiness with enough sugar to attract a whole beehive. The … Continue reading

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A Flowering of Affection

Valentine’s day is coming, so it’s better I start posting something about it. And I found something nice about it: A Flowering of Affection: A Victorian Valentine Cards at the Lilly Library. A selection of nineteenth century Valentine cards, from … Continue reading

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History of Robots in The Victorian Era

History of Robots in The Victorian Era: Mechanical Marvel of the Nineteenth Century. Here is the most extensive collection of images and information on Victorian-era robots to be found in the whole World Wide Web. Meet Boilerplate, the Automatic Man, … Continue reading

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Friday Sex Blogging?

There is Illustration Friday, Photo Friday, Science Friday, Friday Ark and the classic Friday Cat Blogging. So why not a Friday Sex Blogging? Ok, this is just an idea, or an excuse to put all the links about sex and … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens

Well, since I talked about “A Christmas Carol“, now let’s talk about Charles Dickens now. And here are my selection of links about him and his works. Charles Dickens works, life and family, Dickens´s London and links. Charles Dickens: The … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

Oops, sorry, I forgot to check out on Internet Archive if there was something more about Christmas before finish my last post about it. And now I need to post about one of the movie’s version of Charles Dickens‘ classic … Continue reading

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Pin-ups and Burlesque Dancers

Fluffgirl Burlesque Society The Fluffgirl Burlesque Society is an organization that specializes in, but is not limited to, the revival of Burlesque. Burlesque was and is an inexpensive form of entertainment, otherwise known as the poor man’s follies. Sprung in … Continue reading

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Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley was the most controversial artist of the Art Nouveau era, renowned for his dark and perverse images and the grotesque erotica, which themes he explored in his later work. His most famous erotic illustrations were on themes of … Continue reading

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The History of the Bathing Suit

Victorian Clothing: The History of the Bathing Suit. It’s a short exhibition, but the are some curious images of girl with bathing suit. ( via mcguffin)

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Spring Heeled Jack

One more curiosity discovered on Wikipedia: Spring Heeled Jack. Spring Heeled Jack is a character said to have existed in England during the Victorian era. The first recorded claimed sighting of Spring Heeled Jack occurred in 1837. Later sightings were … Continue reading

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