STRANGE TIMES

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.

Bisland Races Nellie Bly To Close Gender Pay Gap?

Bisland Races Nellie Bly To Close Gender Pay Gap?

Women are merely inching forward in the race toward income parity, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) recent report Read More>...

Rule Breaker Nellie Bly Raced Around The World

Rule Breaker Nellie Bly Raced Around The World

November 14, 1889. Nellie Bly.  She was the original social media influencer and trendsetter. She was the stunt journalist who Read More>...

Annie Londonderry Biked Around The World: 1895

Annie Londonderry Biked Around The World: 1895

Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky was a Jewish mother of three small children.  She lived in the Spring Street tenement in Boston’s Read More>...

Hawaiian Royals Bring Surfing to Shocked British Bathers: Victorian Era

Hawaiian Royals Bring Surfing to Shocked British Bathers: Victorian Era

The September day in 1890 was chilly and gray in Bridlington, England. It was nothing like the hot summer day Read More>...

Hawaiian Princes Bring Surfing to Santa Cruz: Victorian Era, 1885

Hawaiian Princes Bring Surfing to Santa Cruz: Victorian Era, 1885

Spoiler Alert! Two Hawaiian Princes Bring Surfing to Santa Cruz: Victorian Era, 1885. You can see two of the long-lost, Read More>...

Wealthiest Woman OF Klondike Gold Rush: Hot Water Bottles To Luxury Hotel

Wealthiest Woman OF Klondike Gold Rush: Hot Water Bottles To Luxury Hotel

Belinda Mulrooney had no husband or brothers to rely on, but she believed she could be a “successful trailblazer” on her Read More>...

The First Labor Day Parade Nearly Fizzled

The First Labor Day Parade Nearly Fizzled

September 5, 1882–The first labor day parade nearly fizzled. The streets of lower Manhattan near City Hall were packed with Read More>...

Donald Trump’s Grandpa Worked Klondike Gold Rushers

Donald Trump’s Grandpa Worked Klondike Gold Rushers

Donald Trump’s Grandpa worked the gold rushers inJuly, 1897. German-born Friedrich Drumpf (later known as Fred Trump) was running a Read More>...

Klondike Gold Rush: Kings, Cons & Stairs To Heaven

Klondike Gold Rush: Kings, Cons & Stairs To Heaven

Gold! Gold! Gold!   Scores of people had already struck it rich in American gold rushes since the 1820s. But despite Read More>...

Annie Oakley: Nine Things We Love About Her

Annie Oakley: Nine Things We Love About Her

There is so much to love about Annie Oakley.  Here are nine things we love about her. #1 Annie Oakley Triumphed Read More>...

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