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Strange Times offers a treasure trove of outlandish, funny, sometimes shocking stories from Victorian Era. Explore Victorian  ideas, customs, holidays, clothing, architecture, art, women, men, businesses, leisure activities and more.

Shuttered Parisian Apartment Conceals Giovanni Boldini Portrait For More Than A Century

Shuttered Parisian Apartment Conceals Giovanni Boldini Portrait For More Than A Century

His swift strokes spring off the canvas with bold energy. Referring to his unique swirling style, Giovanni Boldini (1842 –1931) Read More>...

Delmonico’s Celebrates First Nineteenth Century Jane Croly Luncheon For Women Only

Delmonico’s Celebrates First Nineteenth Century Jane Croly Luncheon For Women Only

When journalist Jane Cunningham Croly was denied admission to the all male New York Press Club dinner honoring Charles Dickens, Read More>...

Leona Dare Soared Above Nineteenth-Century Audiences With Her Jaws Of Steel

Leona Dare Soared Above Nineteenth-Century Audiences With Her Jaws Of Steel

Even by today’s demanding standards, Leona Dare would have been a YouTube sensation. She was strong, she was skilled, and Read More>...

Early Female Olympians Quashed Official Fears Of Boring And Unaesthetic Performances

Early Female Olympians Quashed Official Fears Of Boring And Unaesthetic Performances

The first modern International Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896 with no female competitors allowed. Pierre de Coubertin, Read More>...

Uninvited Nineteenth-Century Mardi Gras Rebels Created Their Own Parades

Uninvited Nineteenth-Century Mardi Gras Rebels Created Their Own Parades

The Mystic Krewe of Comus held its first formal parade in the mid-1800s. The Krewe of Rex, Knights of Momus Read More>...

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