Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Common Room: The Victorians and Piano Legs

re: "You may have heard, as I did, that the Victorians were so strait-laced and repressed, that they put frilly covers around the legs of their pianos so as not to stir up improper thoughts about limbs in the minds of people around those items of furniture. /Not true, and the story of how it came to be believed is quite interesting, and somewhat amusing..."...

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