Inside A Poor Victorian House
In these facilities poor people ate thrifty unpalatable food slept in crowded often unsanitary conditions and were put to work breaking stones crushing bones spinning cloth or doing.
Inside a poor victorian house. Rooms were rented to whole families or perhaps several families. Each chapter is devoted to a room found in the victorian house. Inside an 1880 s home. Poor homes poor people in victorian times lived in horrible cramped conditions in run down houses often with the whole family in one room.
The poor victorian children lived in dwellings much different. You can tell from the gun rug and antlers that this was a hunting family and from the spinning wheel that while they were fairly well off they still made due with what they had. A rare view inside a 19th century victorian home. People crowded into already crowded houses.
Makes me want to light a fire and just sit and enjoy. While a rich family might live in a large beautiful house with several bedrooms a large living room a parlor and a dining room separate from the kitchen poor children might have as little as one room for the family to live in. The book is best described as a social history of the 19th century but it uses the home as the lens for the discussion. Unfortunately i was not able to finish inside the victorian home before i had to return it to the library but i enjoyed the part i was able to read.
Many people during the victorian years moved into the cities and towns to find work in the factories. The very poorest families had to make do with even less some houses were home to two three or even four families.
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