At JSTOR Daily, Amelia Soth writes about fashionable Victorians and their insect jewelry. “The wing-cases of gold-enameled weevils hung from necklaces; muslin gowns were embroidered with the iridescent green elytra of jewel beetles. Tiny golden scarabs were glued to the petals of artificial flowers. Delicate moths were perched […]
The BBC has a look at creepy and fascinating Victorian Christmas cards. Smithsonian Magazine writes about the history about the history of Christmas cards. And the Lilly Library has an online exhibit of Victorian Christmas cards.