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21st Century Couple Living Like People From The 1800s

This isn't exactly history, but this couple is trying to live in a bygone era from history, so they obviously caught my attention.

This is their story...

They’re Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman of Port Townsend, Washington, living a neo-Victrorian lifestyle. Question is: just how serious about living as Victorians are they?
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As it turns out, the couple are more like time-travelling Victorians than die-hard Victorian fanatics. That is, they make the best of both worlds - they adopt the Victorian lifestyle as mindful way of living, but they don’t isolate themselves from some of the comforts the 21st century can offer such as the computer and a car.
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Sarah is a writer, working on two books documenting their Victorian lifestyle.
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Gabriel works at a bike shop.
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Sarah spends a lot of time on the history of the Victorian kitchen.
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You can find her recipes and some historically-prepared foods here.
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Sarah wears a corset every single day, and claims that nearly everything you’ve heard about corsets is wrong.
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The corsets she wear daily are based on 1890s corset patterns and are especially sewn for her by C & S Constructions in England.
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Aside from her corsets, Sarah make all her everyday Victorian outfits herself.
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Gabriel works out everyday and his routine are based on Eugen Sandow’s 1897 book, Strength and How to Obtain It. All of Gabriel’s sunglasses are all from the 19th century - from his 1850s green sunglasses to his everyday gold-rimmed glasses.
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To complement their lifestyle, the Christmanz picked a town with a bit of a Victorian feel to it. They found Townsend, with an old general store founded in the 1890s.
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To know more about the Chrismans and their neo-Victorian lifestyle, visit their website here.
 

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