Your great-grandparents really did lock their doors – or should have. . . .

As you read contemporary accounts of everyday life in Victorian-era New England, a few things gradually become clear.  1.  Burglary was quite common.  2.  Gun ownership was also quite common.  Sure, there's a lot of truth that Victorian-era New Englanders spent considerable time riding through snow-covered landscapes on one-horse open sleighs while caroling.  (Think Currier…Read more Your great-grandparents really did lock their doors – or should have. . . .