25 Facts About The Victorian Era That Will Make You Glad You Weren't Born Then.
It often took the death of a loved one to get everyone together to take a family photo.
This practice ensured that the family would get to keep their beloved loved one immortalized in a photo. In this photo, everyone, including a cat, gathered around the deceased child, who looks like he's sleeping peacefully.
Egyptian burial rituals were extremely fascinating to people in the Victorian age, and in the 1900s.
In the early 1900s, Victorians were mystified by the artifacts that were dug-up from Egyptian tombs. And since mummies were unwrapped and placed on display, Victorian people would gather around to gaze at the exhibitions and attend several lectures on Egyptology.
London fog, caused by pollution existed, so Victorians wore black to counter this problem.
In Victorian times, no one placed regulations on pollution caused by factories. The run-down areas in London also caused fires, which led to coal pollution and smoke, which combined with Thames' smog. This smog would stain clothing, so Victorian people wore black to hide any discoloration.
The concept of sex among people had society rules that didn't really make a lot of sense.
Women weren't really allowed to enjoy sex, but men having intimate relations with other men was acceptable as long as it didn't become a public spectacle. But no one knew women could be gay, so two women could live together without arousing any suspicion.
Fasting was virtually considered an Olympic sport among most Victorian women in those days.
"Fasting girls" were in every newspaper and talked about women who allegedly survived without water or food. These girls pretend to not eat anything, just like in the case of Mollie Fancher, a woman who survived on air. For whatever reason, people thought this was cool.
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