Tinder's New, But the Freakout Isn't: Looking for Love in an 1880s Matrimonial Journal 

In December 1886, the city of Toronto saw the launch of a new publication exclusively aimed at helping people get hitched—The Anglo-American Matrimonial Journal. In their first dispatch, the editors were confident there were “many people of both sexes desirous of making suitable matrimonial alliances” in the freezing…

Trendy Nineteenth-Century Wedding Theme: Hot Air Balloons! 

Flip through any wedding magazine, and you’ll find yourself shaking your head at the stunts people will pull to feel special on their big day. But it’s not a new phenomenon. Take, for instance, Mary West Jenkins and Dr. John F. Boyton, who decided to get married in a damn hot air balloon over Central Park, in 1865.