1880s

Fainting as fine art (1889)

Fainting as a fine art "How does a woman faint?" asked a lawyer after adjournment of court yesterday. "We had a young woman on the stand who declared she had seen a hundred women faint, and that they all faint... Read more...

Krakatoa’s volcano erupts, kills thousands (1883)

On August 27, 1883, the volcano of Krakatoa in the Sundra Strait between Java and Sumatra erupted in cataclysmic fashion. Considered the single largest explosion in recorded human history, the eruption killed upwards of 36,000 people.

Divorce stats from 1867 & 1886 (1898)

Here are the facts about divorce Figures to show how it increases and decreases in different parts of the world. The statistics of divorce are very meager. The latest summary was by Carroll D Wright, Commis... Read more...

Notions about the human body (1886)

This interesting bit of insight from the Los Angeles Daily Herald newspaper is actually a lengthy wind-up to a pitch for Warner's Safe Cure -- a heavily-advertised cure-all tonic that was said to be the ideal r... Read more...

Old Dominion recipe collection (1886)

Old Dominion recipes Experimentally prepared and carefully tested. by Mary Stuart Smith Delicious fritters One quart of water, butter the size of an egg; boil a few moments, stir in flour to make it as th... Read more...

Six cryptic cake recipes (1887)

If you consider recipes based on long-forgotten common knowledge -- using some outmoded measurements (coffee cups, "small" cups) -- a fun challenge, look back to newspapers from the 1800s for baking ideas! Here... Read more...

10 oyster recipes (1882)

How to cook oysters Prepared for the Daily Bulletin by Mr John Wheeler 1. Panned oysters Take a can, drain them and see that no bits of shells adhere to the oysters. Put them into a hot pan containing a tabl... Read more...

Domestic scientific advances (1887)

Science in the house Science, in a mild form, is now occupying itself in making many inventions for domestic purposes, saving time and trouble to the housekeeper. Among the latest are striking sandglasses t... Read more...

Citron preserves recipe

Citron preserves Peel the citron, cut in convenient pieces and scald in weak ginger water, one teaspoonful of ginger to a quart of water is the right proportion. When the citron can be pierced with a straw, ... Read more...

Christmas and the children (1886)

Christmas and the Children The golden gates that will soon swing open for the festive season will gladden many hearts as the myriads of favors are received. The children nowadays value their gifts numerically.... Read more...

Maryland Eggnog (1889)

Maryland Eggnog (1889) #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Beverage Author: Mrs. Justice Field Mrs. Justice Field was a Maryland girl, and she gives a recipe that ... Read more...

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