Victorian Era Details

Questions having been coming up periodically in rehearsals about what things looked like, or if things existed, during the Victorian Era.

How will we know this character is a doctor? What type of bag would one have had?

What did cat owners use for litter?

Sand, sawdust, or torn-up newspaper [source]

Did they use salt and pepper shakers?

Yes! “The lady of the house often used condiments as the centerpiece for her table in the Victorian era…Some were cruet sets consisting of salt, pepper and a vinegar cruet on a glass tray…More frequently found were condiment sets consisting of a salt, pepper and mustard pot, normally on a matching glass base.” [source]

What did dustpans look like?

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