Myrtle Hardcastle

#MyrtleMondays: Words with Friends–Victorian Style!

Are you a fan of Words with Friends (or its low-tech forebear, Scrabble)? Are you a Wordament Grandmaster (Level 193 and counting!), or as we knew it in the 20th century, Boggle? Word-forming parlor games were a popular pastime in the 19th century, too, and I have one to share with you today. McLoughlin Brothers’… Read more »

#Myrtle Mondays: Victorian Girls on Bicycles!

“We rode our bicycles to the courthouse. They were the most wondrously modern conveyances, right down to the specialized attire they entailed. …Pedaling past Swinburne traffic felt deliciously urgent and dangerous.” —Premeditated Myrtle Summer 2020 is seeing a surge in the popularity of bike riding, thanks in large part to coronavirus concerns, and efforts to… Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Follow Myrtle Hardcastle on Pinterest!

Great news for Pinterest fans: Myrtle now has her very own Pinterest account! Follow Myrtle Hardcastle’s Pinterest Page for fun and fascinating tidbits from Victorian science and technology, the history of forensic science, everyday life in the 19th century, period images of 19th century kids, Victorian crafts and projects you can make, resources for teachers,… Read more »