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How to live the Victorian lifestyle

Living a Victorian life

I love the Victorian era. So I decided to live in it.

article by Sarah A. Chrisman

My husband and I study history, specifically the late Victorian era of the 1880s and '90s. Our methods are quite different from those of academics. Everything in our daily life is connected to our period of study, from the technologies we use to the ways we interact with the world.

Five years ago we bought a house built in 1888 in Port Townsend, Washington State...."

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Isn't it so refreshing (and mind-boggling) that this couple can really pull the Victorian lifestyle off? And they do it so authentically! This article is a must-read if antique oil lamps, iceboxes and cast-iron clawfoot bathtubs make your heart flutter.

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