"Any lady can do this without much trouble ...": class and gender in The dining room (1878)

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Ferry, E;

Macmillan's "Art at Home" series (1876–83) was a collection of domestic advice manuals. Mentioned in every study of the late-nineteenth-century domestic interior, they have often been interpreted, alongside contemporary publications such as Charles Eastlake's Hints on H... View more
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