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Exhibition Review: Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900

In a survey of art history, little attention is given to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.  Generally, the majority of the nineteenth century is passed over in favor of discussing the Baroque and Rococo of the seventeenth century or the avant-garde of the twentieth century.  The Pre-Raphaelites are a casualty of this oversight with more attention given […]
Florida Water 1904

Victorian Files: Murray and Lanman Florida Water

When you think of florida water, you probably think of beautiful beaches, warm sand between your toes, perhaps a certain Spring Break where you had a bit too much fun in the sun?  But during the nineteenth century, florida water was the ultimate high class fragrance.  While perfumes and colognes were discouraged for their overbearing […]