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from Playbuzz

When Are You Most Creative?

A Passion For the Rose; an article about the history of roses and their use in cooking

from Nourishing Death

Murder Bottles

"Murder Bottles" Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones...

A picture of a boy named George, forced into a frilly dress. The basket he's holding contains bay leaves, which in the Victorian language of flowers means "I change but in death". His twin sister died and his parents wanted a keepsake of her so this was the nearest they could get. I imagine they found comfort in it, but it seems quite strange to me.

2 adorable Victorian girls playing with their dolls. Again, a studio photograph with a painted backdrop. No idea of date for this image but probably post-1850

from HubPages

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Post-Mortem Photography was an important part of dealing with the death of a loved one in the Victorian era. This article explains the fascinating truth behind the photos of the dead.