S01E12: The Victorian Language of Flowers (Floriography), Victorian Botanical Scrapbooks (Herbariums), and Seaweed Hunters.
This week, we learned that you can, in fact, send death threats to your enemies by way of harmless-looking flower bouquets. (Who knew?! Well, apparently the Victorians.) Then we meandered through the colorful world of botanical scrapbooking, which, for upper class Victorian women, turned out to be an unexpected pathway to independent adventures and a subtle way for them to be exposed to science at a time when they would otherwise be completely barred from that knowledge.
We also learned that seaweed collecting was an actual Thing. Because, apparently, it was. And one should always wear men’s boots while doing it.
04 - Black Crape and Black Widows
03 - A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, but Jewelry Keeps Talking Forever
02 - Mom, Why Does She Look Like She’s Sleeping? Anatomical Venuses and Medical Curiosities
01 - What Am I Supposed to Do With This Tooth? Creepy Gifts Both Old and New
18 - Wishing You a Tragically Victorian Christmas
17 - Step into the Spirit Cabinet: Medium Frauds and Cottingley Fairies
16 - Talking Tarot: Pick a Card, Any Card…
15 - Please Step Away from the Talking Board
14.5 - Halloween Bonus: The Oddities at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
14 - H. H. Holmes, Making a Murder Castle
13 - When Witches Were Waltzing
11 - Knit One, Spy Two
10 - You Want Me to Put What in That Bottle?!
09 - Was That One or Two Eyes of Newt?
08 - If It Moves, Run!
07 - Corsets: It’s a Cinch!
06 - And That’s an Unwrap
05 - Dolls, Creepy Lil Bastards
04 - It Has Pockets!
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