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Victorian courtship required the knowledge of an elaborate system which included the methods of flirtation with gloves. Fans were used in a similar way. Among other types of symbolic expression, the language of flowers was used to convey messages without words.

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And no time period planned for, feared and yes, even celebrated death more than the Victorian age. With that said, here are ten fascinating facts about death in the Victorian era. #dying #dead

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from Etsy

The Victorians 1837 - 1901 History Events Printable Timeline Poster

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Victorian Eye Flirtation, circa 1891. No no, don't actually come out and say what you mean, just make up incredibly silly blink-language and flower-language and manners manners manners. Good job Victorians. :p

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7 more photos of black Victorians who prove that history is not as white as people think.

You sent us beautiful photographs and amazing stories of your black Victorian relatives who were erased from history. Here they are.

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