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Intro Cooking / Stove Food Storage Shopping The 1900 Diet



Without refrigerators, Victorians couldn't keep very much food in the house, so did they go shopping every day? Actually, they did. Luckily, butchers, bakers and green grocers were plentiful on the average suburban block, and many brought their wares right to their customers' front doors. That covers food, but how did they shop for clothes, appliances and furniture in an age when only the upper class owned automobiles? Mail-order companies, the shopping malls of 1900, could deliver nearly every item required in the home.

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