With the rise in price comes a rise in counterfeit bottles placed on the market by unscrupulous people.
As put it back in 1863, ”reading aloud is one of those exercises which combine mental and muscular effort, and hence has a double advantage”—perfect for those boring, cold days when your mind and your muscles both feel frozen.
Girded only by my wits and some willing co-experimenters, I set out to learn more about what makes reading aloud so racy.
As I quickly learned, for Victorian teens, reading aloud was a way to get wrapped up in the times and in each other.
Imagine if you got your Tinder bio printed on business cards and then started giving them to random strangers.
The first step in dating 19th century photographs is identifying which technology was used to create the picture.