I've always been fascinated by how detailed the Victorians were about everything from objects to rituals. This beautiful little Victorian brass souvenir book is from the Hotel Seneca in New York. It holds "powder leaves." You would remove a page from this book and rub it on your face. "The result will be the removal of all dust, grime and oil, leaving a soft bloom and imparting a refreshing feeling to the skin."
And to think we use such expensive creams and potions for our skin!
Look how detailed the front and back of this booklet is? Don't you just love the Victorians?
This beautiful book is available to purchase in our shop here.
photos by Kassie Borreson