The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women

Adrift in a sea of digital apps for every imaginable function, we often feel our needs are met better today than in any previous era. But consider the chatelaine, a device popularized in the 18th century that attached to the waist of a woman's dress, bearing tiny usef…

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