10 Ways People In The 1800s Kept Warm In The Depths Of Winter

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10. They kept their hands warm

One way folks back in the 19th century kept warm was by paying attention to their hands. A fur muff was just the thing to stop your hands from turning into blocks of ice. The muff was a kind of cylinder, often of fur, into which you placed your hands. Of course, the drawback was that once you had your muff on, there wasn’t a great deal you could actually do with your hands. Twiddling your thumbs would be about the limit.

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