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Victorian Nostalgia Infects LA’s Heritage Square



People wore their best 1800s era costumes to attend ‘Victorian Mourning’ at Heritage Square Park in Los Angeles.

Visitors learned from several historical displays and vendors. For instance, Heritage Square Museum hosted a history on ‘quackery’. Essentially, quackery refers to people (known as quacks) selling a variety of homeopathic remedies.

Additionally, Conrad Photography created photographic ‘tin types’ using a camera from the 1860s. Photographer Conrad Young showed participants how cameras from the late 1800s worked. Tin-type photography is a lot more involved than the modern process of pointing, clicking, and sharing via social media.

Metaphysical fans visited oracles, tarot readers, healers, and spirit photographers. Finally, vendors like Rose Cremation Services entertained guests with games and prizes.

Heritage Square Park preserves numerous Victorian-style buildings from the Los Angeles area. When we are out of the pandemic, the houses at the park will reopen to the public. However, the park is still open for walking tours 11 am – 5 pm on weekends.

‘Victorian Mourning’ was on October 24 and 25, 2020. The event was sold out.

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