How well do you really know your historical fashion?
The combination of flammable fashion and dangerous lighting was a recipe for disaster.
Victorians were dying to get their hands on green products– and actually dying because of them!
You have many matters of importance to attend to this morning.
How puffy would you like your sleeves?
We can make this happen.
Sorry, this is your problem now.
Rules 1, 2 and 3: wear black.
You woke up in 1877 and now you have to prove that you're a proper lady. Welcome to Victorian England!
Little quiz on the prairie.
Just a little something while you're waiting for the invention of the time machine.
You're about to find out.
You true love awaits within!
We hope you'll be happily ever after with your result.
Oh, my! This is a most indecent examination!
"Oh Hortense, how I do love Christmas Day, in spite of Mother's wailing."
Look out for the “bicycle face,” it’s unladylike!
Maybe the afterlife isn't so different after all.
Old house, new house–doesn't matter. Every house has a Victorian ghost. Which one is hanging around yours?
Find your type in a daguerreotype.
LOLCAT ALERT. Or LOLPussy? Did people call cats pussies back then?
Even though these photos are 150 years old, they still look pretty much like your Saturday night.
Rs and Es are easy to mix up when you're setting type.
Here's a reminder of things your Kindle will never, ever do.
I know 19th-century France was NO joke, but even this would be too extreme.
American Girl dolls, old-timey dresses... What was with our obsession with the past?
Plus 10 creepy Santas who will give you nightmares, 5 real-life exoskeleton designs, and an app that tells you how many days you have left to live.
Victorian collars are so not their style.
The long forgotten Thanksgiving practice was celebrated during the late 1800s and early 1900s and was a precursor to Halloween.
Plus revisiting Adam Sandler's "Thanksgiving Song," an intriguing study on Facebook statuses, and how stuff went viral in the 1800s.
From the pre-duckface, pre-sparrowface era.
Don't tase me, Darwin.
These photos were taken with the first commercial Kodak camera model in 1888-1890.
I want to braid circle with this kid so bad right now.
Even people of the past are all FML.
These creepy novelty photos demonstrate that Victorians had a weird sense of humor.
The 19th-century Italian aristocrat, better known as as La Castiglione, was an iconic model, muse, mistress, narcissist, and queen of drama. Daphne Guinness, eat your heart out.
Travel back 130 years to when Communism was just a Manifesto.
According to this, a lady's heart is a landscape of made-up places like the "Pyramids of Fashion" or the "Land of Coquetry."
Feel free to fan yourself with your powdered wig.
This library was a book lovers dream.
Lady Liberty’s first home was a Parisian neighborhood.
"It was on looking over the store of articles which I became thus unexpectedly possessed of, that I discovered a bundle of letters, written in a bold, Cat-like style. Circa 1857.
I just don’t know what to believe anymore.
Is this the earliest b-boy footage?
In fact, they were quite cute.
"It mostly depicts Woman as a sentimental, selfish, and superficial being..."
Historical societies collect and preserve a number of strange items, but Ohio Historical Society owns one of the more shocking objects: a reusable condom made circa 1860.