Death by Crinoline?

2021-01-26T12:53:28-07:00

One of the outlandish things that women in the Victorian era did was to adapt the cage crinoline as a way to achieve the sought after full skirt. Made of wood, steel, or horsehair, the crinoline was a stiff underskirt that made a woman’s skirt a force to be reckoned with. While women reveled in [...]

Death by Crinoline?2021-01-26T12:53:28-07:00

The Hidden Language of Flowers

2020-02-16T15:40:42-07:00

Anyone who has ever received a rose knows that the giver is likely expressing a feeling of love toward the recipient. The idea that flowers can represent different feelings and emotions is nothing new and can be traced back as far as the ancient Egyptians. Flowers were used in religious ceremonies and festivals, found in [...]

The Hidden Language of Flowers2020-02-16T15:40:42-07:00

The Language of Flirtation

2019-05-13T15:35:32-06:00

In Henry J. Wheman’s how-to guide The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained, advice on various activities are presented for men and women alike such as “Pet names,” “Wooing,” “How a lady should manage her Beau to make him propose Marriage,” “Twenty Ways of Popping the Question,” “The Etiquette of Engagement,” “General Remarks to [...]

The Language of Flirtation2019-05-13T15:35:32-06:00
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