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Victorian Valentines: Gotta Love ‘Em

While Valentine’s Day has its origins in early Christian Rome, it was the Victorians who made it the holiday what … Continue reading

Photo by Jaimee Itagaki.

Antique Artificial Christmas Trees

Holiday decoration in the Banning Museum’s girls’ bedroom draws questions year after year. Rather than being the center of attention … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Collectibles: Fairy Lamps

Towards the end of the 19th century, from 1880 through the 1890s, Samuel Clarke’s Candle Lamps were at the height … Continue reading