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The life of a society reporter
The life & times of a newspaper’s society reporter (1898)

A society reporter is expected to see ‘spacious apartments,’ ‘profusions of stately cut flowers,’ and ‘rich family plate’ – where in reality, a lilliputian parlor and dining room contain a few vases of flowers, and some highly respectable but unmistakably modern silver.

Cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes (1896)
Old-fashioned cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes

You can think of these Victorian chocolate and coffee frappe recipes as precursors to Starbucks’ Frappuccino. You can even combine a couple and make an icy mocha frap of your own, courtesy of these recipes from the 19th century!

Dame Fashion’s wedding rules (1899)

Dame Fashion’s wedding rules Prospective brides ought to be thankful Latest prescribed method of being married in style No more elaborate trousseaux to tire them

An Easter pudding (1899)

Easter pudding recipe for spring Take a package of gelatine and cover it with hot water. Keep it warm on the range. Next, put one

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