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Author Topic: Articles on the Victorian age- most of them written during that period  (Read 1350 times)
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« on: March 23, 2007, 03:23:33 am »

http://www.victoriana.com/viclib2.html
Includes articles from Harper's Weekly

http://www.victoriana.com/library/website.html

Links to useful sites- everything from costume-making to cemetaries
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 03:55:28 am »

Project Gutenberg has  tons of copies of Punch magazine from that period as well..
They are under V for Various,  a bit ahead of Verne  Wink

http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/
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Harold

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 02:43:55 pm »

Thanks.  Yesterday I picked up a reprint of Harper's Weekly; I was at the New-York Historical Society (sic) which was having an exhibit on blacks in New York during the Civil War. The particular issue I bought was on New York's Civil War Draft Riots in July 1863.

It's interesting reading some of these things because it makes one wonder how we will be seen by our own descendants.  I was happy that Harper's condemned the rioters and didn't engage in race-baiting for the most part.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 04:14:53 am »

Fantastic! 

I just discovered that my university has issues of Century, Science, and other periodicals as far back as the 1880--and in actual, original paper too!  I'm in heaven!  They are filled with glorious illustrations that I will have to scan and share when I get some free time Wink
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