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stuffmomnevertoldyou:    Ye olde uterine supporter.    During Victorian times, vaginal and uterine prolapse (coming out of the body) was fairly common because of corsetry.  No worries!  This handy device could help keep it all tucked away!

During Victorian times, vaginal and uterine prolapse was fairly common because of corsetry. No worries! This handy device could help keep it all tucked away! Thank god for advances in modern medicine.

Lodging (or 'Doss') House on Paternoster Row, London, c1900. Many of the poorest people had to sleep in such overcrowded common houses for about 6d per night.                                                                                                                                                     Más

I reference Paternoster in SIS. Lodging (or 'Doss') House on Paternoster Row, London, Many of the poorest people had to sleep in such overcrowded common houses for about per night.

Bloomin' luvverly: Peter takes Victorian life very seriously, even down to the waistcoat and flat cap

Living in the past: Man spends six years turning cottage into Victorian time capsule

Bloomin luvverly: Peter takes Victorian life very seriously, even down to the waistcoat and flat cap - My Cottage Garden

I love Victorian Mourning dresses. HEATHER GABEL, VICTORIAN MOURNING DRESS by CHRISSY PIPER, via Flickr

In Victorian times mourning the death of a hustband involved wearing heavy, concealing, black clothing, and the use of heavy veils of black crêpe. The entire ensemble was colloquially known as "widow's weeds" (from the Old English "Waed" meaning "garment"

Victorian skirt-lifter. These were popular when ladies started ranging in a serious way. This hands-free device lifted long skirts for ease of ambulation up and down stairs, atop a bicycle, through muddy patches and weedy fields, etc. A fold of fabric would be caught between the pincers (in the case of this model the fingers and thumb), and a ratcheting mechanism would pull the device closed, presto, skirt hooked.

Sooo glad I did not live in the Victorian times-----Victorian skirt-lifter

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