Sunday, February 27, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Sunday! Here's this week's serving of the freshest Breakfast Links, a selection of noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, news stories, and other curiosities that we've discovered wandering around the Twitterverse:

Charles II may have loved the ladies, but perhaps not writing poetry in their honor: http://post.ly/1RRVV
• Yes! New cartoons at Hark! a Vagrant: http://harkavagrant.com/index.php
• Is this the best ATM site in London? Machines are on the right. Lloyds-TSB, Fleet Street. http://twitpic.com/43oemg
• Tracing the history of an evening gown c1900 A detective story, brought to you by the FIDM Museum http://fb.me/GpOQJ9oL
• Fabre d’Églantine’s symbolic choices for the French Republican calendar http://bit.ly/hXOoeN
• American Depicted As a Woman Before Revolution Evolves into National Symbol Lady Liberty: http://bit.ly/bHhKTs
• Another tale of love and lust that ended in sadness from Petworth House: http://bit.ly/dLQEFF
• Unnamed Triangle Waist Company Victims Identified - http://nyti.ms/ecAgMu - proof of what one genealogist can do.
• Eltham Palace - http://bit.ly/hwEWwQ - Wonderful 1930s interiors. The Dining Room ceiling was leafed in aluminium.
• Cheery versions of forgotten trades & hawkers in "Player's Cries of London" cards, 1916: http://bit.ly/ea3m1c
• Secret life of a dress curator at the Museum of London: http://tinyurl.com/6cu75go
• TeddyRoosevelt challenged ambassadors to swim naked in RockCreekPark: http://j.mp/i5IwNn
• The Handel House - Flickr slideshow - http://bit.ly/e2ITVp Click on 'Show Info' for a commentary
• One more B-day post for Pres. George:  Brother Washington’s apron: a Masonic mystery http://tinyurl.com/4tctg73
• Book us a room, please! 1808 house in Bath (now B&B) where 'Persuasion' was filmed: http://bit.ly/gb3eTg #JaneAustenfilms
• Peculiarly creative: Crocheted periwig for George & tall hat for Abe adorn fence posts at Harvard for Presidents Day: http://bit.ly/fPYoG
• Today in 1716: Jacobite leader Lord Nithsdale's daring escape from the Tower: http://bit.ly/eisB4Z
• A sad side to Edwardian England in the faces of public drunkards: http://bit.ly/caXlvF
• In Honour of London Fashion Week, a look at the father of modern fashion Charles Worth, and his muse http://bit.ly/gJjlfU

Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898

6 comments:

Ladyrose said...

This feature has rapidly become a Sunday morning habit with me. So many interesting sites to visit. Thank you for presenting them to us.

Anonymous said...

I'll have you know I just spewed my coffee over the story of Teddy Roosevelt daring the French ambassador to swim naked. It was the part about the lavender gloves that got me. Thank you ladies for my best laugh of the day.

Chris Woodyard said...

What a great collection this morning! I especially liked the story of the identification of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire victims and the detective work on the ballgown from the Paris Exposition. Thanks!

Jane O said...

Okay, who's going to write the book about Lord and Lady Nithsdale? I want to read it!

nightsmusic said...

I was going to say the same thing about the Nithsdale's! Talk about a terrific HEA.

I really want that evening gown. It's just gorgeous.

I remember studying and doing a report on the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. Whether they have DNA or not, just the fact that someone went to so much trouble to learn the victim's identities when they had no vested interest is amazing.

Girl Friday said...

Oh I love that painting, gorgeous - and the Lloyds bank is stunning! Thanks for these.

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