Wednesday 15 December 2010


A strange and probably not overly useful diagram from an article 'A Woman's Chance of Marriage' in the Strand magazine, 1898, by John Holt Schooling. The Victorians did love their statistics:


  1. This is truly wonderful!! Love it.
    PS - not deliberately plugging my blog but I have some Victorian stuff over there - latest blog post was on Cat pies - Victorian attitude to cats. Check it out cos I think you'll enjoy it!
    Grace x

  2. I love how it looks so scientific, with all those dots. I thought I was looking at petri dishes or something!

  3. I have difficulty thinking of a fifteen-year-old unmarried girl as a 'spinster.' I'm a rubbish Victorian.