Tagged: 1870

The Peculiar People, 1870

One of my husband’s most often-uttered phrases is “that’s a good name for a band!” (Being a heavy metaller, though, he generally has very different ideas to me on what might make a good...

Victorian Problem Page, 1870

This is The Young Ladies Journal from the 1st of February 1870: It’s an early women’s magazine consisting of a very closely-typed few pages that includes fiction, puzzles and needlework patterns: And (sexist) clips...

The Grecian Bend, 1870

I love a spot of history surfing. Looking through some old book or piece of ephemera, coming across something I’ve never heard of, and then going investigating. (With extra points awarded if I somehow...

Friday Fun – Riddle-me-ree, 1870

A classy riddle from “The Young Ladies Journal”, February 1st 1870. Can you guess it? My first is a vegetable well known to all; My second’s an insect tiny and small; My whole forms...