Sunday, March 27, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

After a week away in Colonial Williamsburg, we’re back with a fresh offering of Breatkfast Links, noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, news stories, and other curiosities that we've discovered wandering around the Twitterverse:

Elegant collection of images of 18th c riding habits:
• La Peregrina: The pearl that belonged to both Mary Tudor and Elizabeth Taylor.
Twice every week Elephants fight before him - early travel writer Thomas Coryat at the Indian Court (1616)
• Hungry? How about a fine 18th c salmagundy? Trad. recipie, plus modern version:
• Possibly the only authentic portrait of Shakespeare painted in his life
• Shoes are so Lady Gaga! Pathe Newsreel of 1930s predicts what women will be wearing in year 2000
• Facts and superstitions about the fickle wind today at
• Digital Scriptorium: an excellent collection of 24,000+ medieval & renaissance manuscript images
• Inside a late 18th c style gown: seams, stitching, lining, fastening. Excellent photots:
• Huge discrepancy between $1,000 estimate & $18-million price of Chinese vase. More than 7 bidders. Sotheby's explains.
• Richard Burton's description of Elizabeth Taylor will stop your heart:
• What would Jane Austen have seen? Some railings in Bath -
• Bride made her wedding gown from the parachute that saved her husband's life during WW2:
• Intriguing! Agatha Christie’s secret life as an archaeologist Her b/w photos still used by researchers today
• Portraits from Female French Artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist 1768–1826 -
• Historic ladies basketball uniforms. How did they play dressed like that?:
• If Lady Gaga were a highwayman, she’d be Sixteen-String Jack
Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898


Anonymous said...

What a great way to wile away the afternoon. Thanks a bunch, gals!

Nancy Simmons

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you for the link!

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