The name given to the tight trousers worn by some Regency gentlemen, such as the notorious Beau Brummell and his ‘dandy’ followers, as they showed off their leg muscles.
Scrapbooks were a favourite pastime of Victorian children. They could be used to collect pieces from newspapers, adverts, fashion pictures, postcards, poems, drawings, pressed leaves and art projects in. Their name is given to them through the hobby of collecting ‘scraps’ – sheets of pictures, which were cut out and stuck into these books. Sheets of scraps could have almost anything a young collector wished on them- animals, boats, toys, flowers, soldiers. We have chosen three pages from our collection to show you the sorts of thing a Victorian child might like to keep.
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Page of scraps:
Pears Soap advert: