Saturday, April 23, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of April 18, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Just like the Easter Bunny, we’ve gathered up a basketful of fresh Breakfast Links for your amusement. Here are this week's favorites from other blogs, web sites, news stories, and sundry curiosities from around the Twitterverse:
• Lovely tradtion for the holiday: Easter buns, sailors, & a Victorian mother's faith in her son's return:
• Winterthur Museum acquires one of the earliest known American Depictions of the Easter Bunny:
• Charlotte Brontë was born 195 years ago on 21 April.
•To-die-for jewels from VanCleef & Arpels, from 1906 onward:
• Just in time for Easter Week: Hot cross buns in 18th c England:
• Behind the scenes look at making 'Napoleon & Empire of Fashion' catalog/book from recent costume exhibition:
• Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier marry today in 1956
• Jane Austen and American painter Benjamin West:
• Death of Lord Byron, on this day, 1824; news reached The Times, May 15
• 'Banner ladies': An intriguing series of advertising cabinet cards by photographer Mrs. G.M. Bowen
• Jack Ketch: Bodgy Axeman: the notorious Restoration executioner.
• Like writing? Like cats? Then you'll love this:
• The Rolling Stones Rice Krispies commercial (1964). This precise level of selling out seems good for humanity.
• A story of a Royal hideaway, Lily Langtry & Wallis (and glimpse of Dartmoor Prison):
• Teeny tiny Shakespeare: In honor of his upcoming birthday, some miniature Shakespeare:
• Protecting against amatory advances: an interesting explanation for the symbolism of a medieval brooch in the V&A:
• Gaudy garden promises: Spring is here...Seed catalogues from the Smithsonian libraries -
• “She Threads Her Way...With an Unconscious Air” London’s Most Famous Prostitute, ‘Skittles’
• See all the secrets of an 18th c French lady's table/desk unlocked & revealed in this video:
• Video of the royal wedding dresses of Queen Victoria & others kept at Kensington Palace:


nightsmusic said...

Grace Kelly was gorgeous in her dress. I'm a bit surprised though that Ranier would exact a dowry from her and then turn around and buy her a yacht that must have cost twice as much. To think, her father wouldn't have had to pay Cassini a thing! ;o)

Thanks for another morning of time spent well.

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