Did mortgages exist in the Victorian Era?

That image is clearly not from the Victorian era!  But if you have been considering taking out a mortgage on a property, then you may be finding yourself a little curious about the history of mortgages. It may surprise you to know that the concept of mortgages is in...

Junk Removal in the Victorian Era

Since the beginning of history, waste has been generated by humans. Have you ever wondered how waste and junk was handled in the early industrial Victorian time period? Following the initial onset of industrialization and the growth in the population of large cities...

Victorian Era Hairstyling

Hair has always been a show of status, especially in the time of aristocracy.  It was namely the Victorian Era, which marked the reign of Queen Victoria from 1937 to 1901, that claimed hair was a person’s “crowning glory”.  Who opened the first hair salon? During that...

Windows in the Victorian Era

In the 19th century, glass production advancements made a massive impact on property construction.  These advancements resulted in less demand for sash windows and the rise of Victorian windows that are characterized by their distinct “two over two panel”...

Dental care in the Victorian era

Most of us cringe at the thought of going to the dentist, sometimes, for even just a rudimentary procedure. We don’t like needles poking our gums or the painful reaction of a dentist touching a very sensitive tooth. Yet we can draw some comfort from the fact...

Lamp shades

We love Victorian lamp shades, especially ones that are sewn by hand.  We think Victorian lamp shades have been and remain one of the most beautiful accent decor accessories in homes today.  Their uniqueness and beauty can create a lovely ambiance for your home. The...