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History of Women

Victorian Romance and Rejection in the Language of Flowers

A man could make you blush or break your heart just by the flowers he tucked in a posy.

Left: Girl with flowers by Étienne Adolphe Piot (source) // Right: Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

What do you do if a guy you’re not into sends you red tulips? You send him a yellow carnation. And quickly, darling, because red tulips are a confession of his love and you don’t want to encourage that!

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If history was a Hollywood movie, the editing room floor would be littered with the stories of women clipped to make room for men’s stories. We are here to tell those stories.

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