Sunday, June 5, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of May 30, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A new month, and another collection of our favorite links to blogs, news stories, videos, and photographs that we've collected via Twitter. Please click away!
Photos of people in the past at their very silliest:
When werewolves roamed the Renaissance
• Dumfries House, wonderful project Lots of lovely detail and pictures
• The Influence of Franklin's "Join or Die" Cartoon
• Remains of 13th c Scottish "Amazon", 4 others killed in battle discovered at Stirling Castle:
Falconry (beautiful mid-19th c. lithos of raptors/hoods)
• Charming pix of East Lancashire Railway's 1940s weekend in Bury. Vintage dresses out in force
• First World War soldiers writing letters home:
• Sad & poignant - but amazing details of lower-class Victorian clothing in photos. Newcastle Criminals 1871-1873:
• Sleepy Shade for Sweet Repose - Mostly way-over-dressed Victorian ladies in hammocks -
• One of most beautiful unicorns ever:
• Oscar Wilde's "Dorian Gray", in new uncensored edition - or is it?
• The Edwardian Millinery of Caroline Reboux
• The mythology of the forbidden fruit explored in perfume presentations.
• Amateur sleuth discovers site where Sir John Millais painted famous Ophelia :
• Elizabeth I's great seal, designed by Nicholas Hilliard: For more info see
• A few thoughts on Elizabethan swordplay & a really cool video:
• A Georgian Airstream? is on a lovely handbill featuring a travelling house on wheels.
• Ancient Romans? Catherine de Medici? Martha Washington? Howard Johnson? Who DID invent ice cream?


Time Traveling in Costume said...

I always enjoy my Sunday morning breakfast links. It leads me off to all different places from your starting points.

nightsmusic said...

I got lost in the Retronaut site. Fantastic pictures. And I really think I might have to pick up the new Dorian Gray. Sounds like the annotations are well worth it.

So, it's a quarter after four, and I opened your post this morning. You really know how I like to spend my Sundays!


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