Recreation/Entertainment

WHAT DID THEY ENJOY DOING?

They had fun and not so fun times. Some times circuses came to town. They had lots of theatre groups. There were carnivals, art exhibitions and lessons in singing, dancing and cooking to attend. Talks were given by visiting notables, scientists, preachers, and people who had been adventuring in different countries. A couple social events that they really enjoyed were lunches and shopping.

These are ladies about to serve a big, fancy lunch!

WHAT JOBS DID THEY HAVE?

Women were expected to do chores in the house, but some women worked as school teachers, governesses, in factories, seamstresses, or as servants. Children's labor law was put into law during the Victorian era, but some kids still worked because their families were poor. Little boys worked as chimney sweeps, newspaper boys and mines. Men worked in factories or as governess. Any one boy, girl, woman, and even men could be artist, authors, and musicians.

This is a painting of a party in Victorian London.

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