Merry Music Makers

The Music Box For a person of means in the Victorian era, a music box was central to the parlor. In fact, unless blessed with a musically talented family member, a household’s primary source of musical entertainment was the music box. These beautiful musical units, crafted by jewelers, were reminiscent of tinkling church bells. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →

Wake Up!

Strange Professions of the Victorian Era: Before alarm clocks became affordable or reliable, there existed a profession in 1920s Britain and Ireland called the knocker-upper. The knocker-upper's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.  Save

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