Dating customs in te victorian era
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If you cannot see the entire article, we would appreciate if you would deactivate your ad blocker and refresh the page before continuing to browse. The Victorian era of British history (1837 to 1901) was one of the more progressive eras in human history.
If you’re hitting a brick wall when it comes to identifying family members in old photos from the Victorian era, you’re not alone.
Even the most seasoned family historian will run into this headscratcher from time to time as Victorian fashions throughout the time period can look very similar to the untrained eye. Every fashionable gentleman could be seen wearing narrowly tailored sack suits during the 1870s.
Children made excellent coal miners because they could maneuver in tight spaces, and they required far less pay than adult workers.
The children would work for 12 to 18 hours in air saturated with coal dust, and there was constant danger.
In 1891, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was formed, offering some protection to child laborers.
During Queen Victoria’s reign, from 1837 until her death in 1901, there were also a number of political and economic changes. “Don’t forget to speak scornfully of the Victorian Age; there will be time for meekness when you try to better it.
Very soon you will be Victorian or that sort of thing yourselves; next session probably, when the freshman come up.”― J. Barrie, Courage The practice of putting up a Christmas tree is in part thanks to Victoria’s husband Albert.
Hydrotherapy was the practice of using baths of hot or cold water to cure what ails you.
Seeing the enthusiastic response to this “medical” trend led many doctors who catered to wealthy clients to open their own hydrotherapy clinics.