Victorian courtship required the knowledge of an elaborate system which included the methods of flirtation with gloves. Fans were used in a similar way. Among other types of symbolic expression, the language of flowers was used to convey messages without words.
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In this circa 1900 scene is filled with all sorts of things we don’t see anymore: the Grand Ave streetcar; a guy driving a horse and buggy; a stroller that looks hard to navigate through the crowded streets of downtown Los Angeles; and women in long dresses and hats during the day and who are probably cinched into foundation garments of some description. In LA weather? Can you imagine?