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Garbage was thrown into the backyard. Open milk cans attracted mosquitoes.
Country milk stayed pure only. The word "shanty" is of Gaelic origin and means
old house. To the laborers who lived in shanties in the coal regions of
Open milk cans attracted mosquitoes. Country milk stayed pure only briefly — if it
ever was. Summer Buzzing bugs never ceased to bleed man and beast To the
country dweller a hundred years ago swatting insects was an impractical solution
Otto Bettmann. Poor people bought from hackmen, who offered discards from
uptown stores. Housewife applies smell test to suspect fish. Milk A water shortage
would put the milkman out of. New York policemen chasing after butcher's cart ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing
Feeling nostalgic? Here is the cure! Bettman covers much of unpleasant aspects of Victorian Life that often are overlooked in many histories and novels set in the 1800s. Using newspaper drawings and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - melikebooks - LibraryThing
Raging disease, streets ankle deep in manure and other unspeakably smelly filth, meat displayed for sale without the benefit of refrigeration, chamber pots emptied from every tenement window ... Read full review