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Posts tagged ‘Victorian’

Victorian Betrothal Rings

While engagement rings now are just an accepted part of the marriage tradition, that wasn’t always the case. Victorian betrothal rings or engagement rings are those…

Post-Mortem Photography

Historically you can find numerous cultural traditions that we might find odd today, such as taxidermy animal hats, professional mourners, and cheese rolling festivals (yes those…

John Ruskin

John Ruskin was a leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist.…

The Symbolism of Flowers

Watch out: If you’re given a red geranium, the gift might not have good intentions. Flowers, especially in the Victorian era, often have hidden (and sometimes…

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