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Daily Life in a Victorian House
     

Daily Life in a Victorian House

by Laura Wilson
 

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A child's "Upstairs, Downstairs," this thrilling journey back in time uses a special visual approach, with 100 full-color and 35 black-and-white photographs of authentic objects from the past, to bring the period to life. Discover how a wealthy Victorian family and their servants really lived--how they dressed, what they ate and the manner in which they entertained.

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A child's "Upstairs, Downstairs," this thrilling journey back in time uses a special visual approach, with 100 full-color and 35 black-and-white photographs of authentic objects from the past, to bring the period to life. Discover how a wealthy Victorian family and their servants really lived--how they dressed, what they ate and the manner in which they entertained.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Did you know that in 1894 a policeman stopped a car driver and charged him with failing to have a man walk in front of the car? Apparently, until 1896, all cars had to be preceded by a man on foot to warn pedestrians that a car was coming! Did you realize that vacuum cleaners in the Victorian Era were as big as fire engines? They parked in front of a house and hoses were passed in through the open windows. Family and friends gathered to watch the cleaners at work. This book is truly a treasure trove of Victorian trivia. The reader is introduced to the fictional George Smith, his wife, his three children and his servants. Through them, the reader discovers details about Victorian life in a personal way, giving a taste of what life must have been like for both the upper and lower classes. The extended British Empire and the long reign of Queen Victoria influenced the daily lives of Victorian England in many ways. Fascinating details fill the pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891332176
Publisher:
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
12.74(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

LAURA WILSON lives in London where she works with Breslich & Foss, a publishing firm. She has studied English Literature and has taught secondary school children.

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