Victorian life The quality of life depended on whether you were rich or poor. If you were rich you could have a good and easy life. But if you were poor you could have a rough and hard life, often ending up in the workhouse or early death. Family Life | Religion | Food | Money | Clothes Read about what life was like for children Find out about workhouses Find out about factories Victorian Homes Victorian Houses How many children did a normal Victorian family have? Families were usually large, in 1870 many families had five or six children. What did child call his/her father? Each member of the family had their own role and children were taught to "know their place" and "be seen and not heard". Who did the house work in rich people’s houses? All households except the very poorest had servants to do their everyday work. Region was very important to the Victorians. People did not buy their food in a supermarket instead they went to several small shops, all selling different types of food. Pounds (£) Shillings (s.)
Brass Goggles:The lighter side of Steampunk Posted by proteus on December 23rd,2013 Two things I love in one photo: [via Brian Kesinger’s Tea Girls] Posted by proteus on October 17th,2013 A Steampunk Badminton tournament sounds like a fantastic idea. Posted by proteus on October 11th,2013 Our Forum User “Bolt Face” brings this lovely coverage of a Steampunk Coffee House from The Chive: Image from The Chive Many more images in the original article, and a discussion here on our forums. This clock may not be exactly “steampunk”, but it certainly tickles the dials-and-knobs delight! [Via Boing Boing] Posted by proteus on October 8th,2013 Described as inspired by Steampunk and Warhammer-like games, Diesel Tactics looks like an interesting project that’s still in development. Posted by proteus on February 28th,2013 Hand made from savaged Arbutus, Western Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, these articulated Steamy Icarus wings are a beautiful handmade addition to any dirigible captain’s safety gear: And they’re not just static decoration, either: (more…)
Sex & Sexuality in the 19th century Wilhelm von Gloeden, 'Two Seated Sicilian Youths', about 1900. Museum no. 2815-1952. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London Male anxieties in relation to both physical and mental health in the Victorian era often seem to have concentrated on the supposedly baleful effects of masturbation, which was alleged to cause a wide range of physical and mental disorders, and on venereal diseases, especially syphilis. According to their own testimonies, many people born in the Victorian age were both factually uninformed and emotionally frigid about sexual matters. Lately, evidence has shown that Victorian sex was not polarised between female distaste ('Lie back and think of England', as one mother is famously said to have counselled her anxious, newly married daughter) and extra-marital male indulgence. By mid-century the Victorian conjunction of moralism and scientific investigation produced ideas of orthodox human sexuality based on a combination of social and biological ideas. Jan Marsh
THE LONELINESS OF BACKGROUND DESIGNER 2.0: November 2010 "Creo que es la juventud la que hace la alta costura pretenciosa. Cuando era joven solo me ponía lo que podía comprar. Pareces un estúpido vistiendo de grandes firmas cuando eres joven, pero una vez ya has superado los 40 necesitas toda la ayuda que puedas conseguir". (John Waters) Resulta que un italiano cuyo nombre no recuerdo y me da pereza buscar ha sido fichado para relanzar a Worth que es esa marca del año la tana que pertenecía a CHARLES FREDERICK WORTH y que supuestamente fue el hombre que inventó la Alta Moda ( término que me gusta mucho más que el relamido Haute Couture). Antes las mujeres iban a su modistilla, esta les ofrecía unos modelos copiados vilmente de las prendas diseñadas para las mujeres de dineros (algo así como ir ahora a comprar al ZARA pero sin chinos de por medio) y aquí paz y después la Trevi. El resultado, la verdad es que me gusta, pero no deja ser "Disfraces Mati" enseñando cacha: Y a tomar pol culo la Commonwealth! - "Anda mira! - "Ahhhh, pues vaya..." Pd.
Rules for Teachers in 1872 & 1915: No Drinking, Smoking, or Trips to Barber Shops and Ice Cream Parlors No one would call this the golden era of teaching, not with school budgets getting slashed, state governors routinely scoring political points at teachers’ expense, and the federal government forcing schools to teach to the test. But if today’s teachers are feeling beleaguered, they can always look back to a set of historical “documents” for a little comfort. For decades, museums and publishers have showcased two lists — one from 1872 (above) and another from 1915 (below) — that highlight the rigorous rules and austere moral codes under which teachers once taught. You couldn’t drink or smoke. In women’s cases, you couldn’t date, marry, or frequent ice cream parlors. But are these documents real? On its web site, the New Hampshire Historical Society writes that “the sources for these ‘rules’ are unknown; thus we cannot attest to their authenticity—only to their verisimilitude and charming quaintness.” Rules for Teachers – 1872 1. Rules for Teachers – 1915 1. Related Content:
Steam, Brass and Fzz March 27, 2013 Sculpture Dear friends, My brother and I recently spent a wonderful day with sculptor and all-round eccentric Alan Ross of ArtInSteel. The result of Alan’s patient help was that my welding improved immensely, and he humoured my ambitions when I said I wanted to make a sculpture of a bird in the afternoon. And, yes Alan, a tall bike is definitely on my to-do list now. Cheers, Fzz January 20, 2013 Snowmobile, Mark 2 It snowed again! November 13, 2011 Steam Dog Last Saturday my youngest son came into my bedroom early in the morning carrying a big pile of cardboard he’d collected and declared that he wanted me to make him a scary mask, just like his big brother. Read on. December 21, 2010 Snowmobile On Sunday afternoon I was all alone. And so six hours of frantic cutting, welding, and soldering later, here it is – the mark 1 electric snowmobile. September 21, 2010 The Study Dear friends, Over the years my study has accumulated quite a collection of weird and wacky objects and inventions.
HANSARD 1803–2005: Pariamentary Documents Sir Hamish led city with dignity Last updated 00:50 09/09/2008 Christchurch's longest-serving mayor, Sir Hamish Hay, saw himself as a "bridge-builder". Hay died on Sunday night. He was 80. His political style was to include all views in the search for consensus. When the Victoria Square bridge was renamed after him in 1990, he said he had always tried to build bridges -- between liberal and conservative groups, councillors and ratepayers, Maori and European, city and rural residents. As mayor for five terms, from 1974 to 1989, Hay presided over civic affairs at a time of consolidation after the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games and the building of the Town Hall. A period of rapid growth and equally rapid financial collapse followed in the mid-1980s. Thoughtful and thorough leadership, and a dignity wrought from caution and good cheer, characterised his years on the Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Regional Council, which he served from 1995 to 2001. Hay was one of a high-achieving family. - The Press
24hrs With a Steampunk Aeronaut – Narrative Showcase - Noupe Design Blog May 10 2010 By Claire Stokoe Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction in an alternate Victorian era that runs mostly on steampower. Chastity Featherstone woke to the exquisite sound of her harpsichord alarm clock, the burlesque tune invaded her dreams becoming more and more persistent with the passing seconds, eventually she clicked the little brass switch and the clock returned once more to a melancholy tick..tock. Sliding out from beneath the antique silk covers, she smiled down at the young lady she had picked up in the airmans bar the night before. “Looks better on you” sang Chas pulling the goggles down over the girls blue eyes. Chastity looked at herself in the goggles reflection for some seconds. “This is for an air taxi home OK” said Chas, and folded 4 gold sovereigns into the girls out stretched hand. “Who says I’m leaving this bed” giggled the girl pulling the covers off her. “Creepy little bastards” she muttered closing the door. 8.45am “Clear yes Sir, I’ll be ready” she mumbled
Victorian Studies Bibliography: Home Since 1933, the Victorian Bibliography has listed noteworthy publications (including articles, books, and reviews) that have a bearing on the Victorian period. Prepared by the staff of Victorian Studies and a committee of the Victorian Division of the Modern Language Association of America, the Bibliography annually indexes over 400 journals, representing scholarship in a range of disciplines. The Victorian Bibliography is organized in a six part division: Section 1 lists both enumerative bibliographies relating to the period and studies of printing, publishing, libraries, and book production. Section 2 lists documents, general histories, and studies in historiography. Section 3 (subdivided into six parts) lists titles on Victorian economics, education, politics, religion, science, and social environment. Contributors Andrew H. Affiliations Indiana University Press North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Victorian Studies, Indiana University
RJ Hadlee Promotions Ltd - Biography Sir Richard Hadlee. Kt. Bach. M.B.E. "Richard Hadlee was a left handed batsman who liked to hit the ball very hard. Sir Donald Bradman Nickname: "Paddles" - a name which was first given to me at Heaton Street Intermediate school, Christchurch, because of my large feet. Born: July 3, 1951, in St Albans, Christchurch New Zealand. Hobbies: Playing golf, watching movies, watching sport, gardening. Current Roles: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Former Roles: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Cricket Ambassador. 8. Awards and Recognitions: Awarded the M.B.E. for services to New Zealand sport in 1981. Career Achievements - 1972/3-1990: Test Matches: Played 86 Test matches and 115 one-day internationals. First Class Matches: General: At 56 years of age played in the NZ Cricket Beach team which defeated England in the final - Australia 2008.Appeared in the comedy movie 'Save Your Legs' in a cameo role as an umpire.