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TALES FROM AROUND THE VICTORIAN WORLD.

YOUR VICTORIAN HUB FOR ALL THOSE LOST TALES OF VICTORIAN LIVES PAST

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January 2017

A Gigantic Tree;

treeTaken from ‘The Sunday Strand’ of 1903.

‘All the men in this remarkable photograph are standing on the foot of the trunk of the biggest tree in that country of monster trees, California. It belongs to the genus Sequoia, and has just been discovered. It is computed that this tree is 4,000 years old, and it is nearly 400ft high, that is, nearly as high as the cross of St Paul’s.’

A Miniature Merry-go-Round.

Taken from ‘The Sunday Strand’ of 1903.

roundabout

‘This diminutive merry-go-round appeared on the scene, drawn upon a flat waggon, at one of the many days in the country which the Fresh Air and Sunshine Funds of the well-to-do provide for children of the city poor. Don’t the little ones look happy? Even the man who turns the handle looks as though he enjoyed his labour. We take this opportunity of thanking our generous readers for their kind gifts which enable us to give many a dear little child a frolic in the country.’

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