5 odd facts about the Victorian era

It was an interesting time: the industrial revolution was in full swing, and the world as we know it was slowly starting to materialize. These 5 odd facts prove that the Victorian era was one of the strangest and most fascinating periods in the history of humanity.

Which of these facts about Victorian times surprised you the most? Do you know any other interesting things about this incredible period?

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The practice of taking photos of the deceased was common among freemasons. I could see a very old photo of a Grand Master of the order, who arrived in Uruguay with the Garibaldi mercenaries,and remained in the country. He is sitting on a wooden armchair, looking very much alive and exhibiting a number of mason symbols. Eerie.
Nov 20, 2020 5:03PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Not a safe time to live, but it's not any better now!!!
Nov 20, 2020 1:39PM
Carol Koch
I’m not surprised by any of it. Arsenic was taken by many women because it caused their skin to look translucent.
Nov 20, 2020 1:07PM
Richard Perkins
I wonder how many people died of arsenic poison before the finally figured out it was deadly.
Nov 20, 2020 11:12AM
Chriss Crockford
I love all Victorian trivia. They were brilliant when it came to engineering, bridges etc. There were hard times for many people. We are lucky to have all mod cons.
Nov 20, 2020 10:42AM
...I would've been wildly unhappy in that era...closest one for me might've been the roaring twenties...
Nov 20, 2020 3:29AM
I failed to mention that I have actual picture of a well groomed dead man in a casket that I found while going through a box at a church sale where my wife grew up in Maine. It's bound in leather, gold plated frame in a oval shape. I'm happy to be able to announce it's back in the box. 🤓👍
Nov 19, 2020 10:00PM
The Victorian Age, quite interesting. Photographing the dead, that's been alive and well since Matthew Brady covered the Civil War, perhaps before, w/ his daguerreotype photos. Open casket pictures were kept as a form of mourning,yes. Arsenic, it's poison. Takes care of rats,etc. Beards and moustaches were prevalent, along w large sideburns. I like the dress of the times, suits, spats, and hats. The ladies dress and attire was purely ostentatious. I can't imagine wearing that stuff today. 🤔🤓
Nov 19, 2020 5:52PM
Leticia Olsen
🙄Spiritualists and Superstitious!!🎃🤡
Nov 19, 2020 5:30PM
Darlene Davidson
Mourning jewelry contained the hair of the deceased.
Nov 19, 2020 5:29PM
Raymond Cardona
Very strange times and I think filled with many suspicions. Very interesting, much thanks Bonnie
Nov 19, 2020 5:28PM

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