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The weird, worrisome beauty trends of The Gilded Age

NORTH CANAAN — Author Velya Jancz-Urban returned to the Douglas Library on Friday night, May 11, a year after her uproarious yet informative talk, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife. 

This time, instead of harsh tales of the risky pregnancies, uninformed doctors and early deaths that plagued Colonial women in New England, Jancz-Urban turned her attention to her love of coastal mansions in Newport, R.I. 

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