Is the Red Nose from the Corset or Liquor? On first reading an 1867 article against tight lacing, a modern reader might think that the publication was unusually progressive. In fact, the article hid worse tyrannies than fashion could produce -- those of hiding real problems and of teaching women to blame themselves.
The Doctor Warns Against Taking Cold & How to Avoid Debility: a Victorian view on menstruation.
Kissing Cousins Familiarities Between Relations .... is it "ill-bred" for a Victorian gentleman to kiss his female cousins?
The Unsuitable Suitor of 1879 A Victorian "brush-off"- the rules and suggestions for courtship and romance occupy most of the space in Victorian etiquette and letter writing books... there is generally one curt letter of refusal to a marriage proposal.
The Touch Classic illustration of a woman's medical exam by a her doctor.
Animated Gif from:
"Woman Combing her Hair" (c.1887-90)
by Degas (1834-1917)
A Whisper to a Newly Married Pair Advice to the new husband on expenditure . . . You give your wife a certain sum of money … I really cannot see the necessity of obliging her to account to you for the exact manner in which she has laid it out.