A Victorian Lady’s Album
Kate Shannon's Halifax and Boston Diary of 1892
by Kate Shannon
edited by Della Stanley
"The flavour of Kate Shannon's eighteenth year, which is so evocative from the journal entries, is certainly enhanced by the presentation of the volume. Stanley has transformed the diary into a traditional Victorian Lady's album, copiously illustrated with photographs..., reproductions of picture postcards and callings cards, and other material, including sketches apparently drawn by Kate herself. Together with Stanley's brief introduction, these provide for the uninitiated reader a vivid sense of the sights, sounds, and smells of Halifax and Boston at the end of the nineteenth century."
E.J. Errington, Social History