Saturday, September 24, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of September 19, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Here’s a fresh offering of this week’s Breatkfast Links, noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, news stories, and museums that we've discovered wandering around the Twitterverse:
The contents of a woman's bag, 1940 edition: http://bit.ly
The over-the-top 1901 NY Yacht Club, with galleon windows, sea monsters, & stone waves: http://bit.ly
• Fascinating medieval ring incorporates a wolf’s tooth & charms against toothache & storms: http://bit.ly
Barbara Bush once criticised The Simpsons as "the dumbest thing [she'd] ever seen." Marge replied: http://bit.ly
• News from the Dead': The Execution & Resuscitation of Anne Green' - http://wp.me/p1
• Gibson Girls in love! From the Museum of the City of NY:http://bit.ly
• Young Queen Victoria had a difficult childhood -learn more in this video featuring Chief Curator Lucy Worsley: http://youtu.be/AFdR
• Fantastic statue of her on the Cape: Mercy Otis Warren 1728-1814 Revolutionary War chronicler: http://bit.ly
• What do a 1940s Adrian blouse and a 1970s Halston dress have in common? http://fb.me/1c
• Dublin Front Doors - Flickr slideshow - http://bit.ly
• In 1671 Colonel Blood tried & failed to steal the Crown Jewels. How did he survive such a treasonous act? http://www.historytoday.com/nigel-jones/blood-theft-and-arrears-stealing-crown-jewels
• Great photos: The Brighton Pavilion and the Dress for Excess Exhibition, http://wp.me/pGJsu-1MG
• Clearly all careers require corsets: Women of the Future, 1902 - http://tinyurl.com/
• Coronation of King George III, this day 1761. Read all about it! http://post.l
• Advice for Am. & British tourists to Paris 1869: Avoiding "the uncouth boldness of the streetwalker", other dangers: http://bit.ly
• Looking at an eighteenth-century pistol acquired for Ham House: http://bit.ly
• Meet William Innys: book-seller, rabble-rouser, & the 18th c Centenary Club's most loveable drunk: http://bit.ly
• A Necklace Jane Austen May Have Coveted (and Liz Taylor wore) http://wp.me/pG
• Embroidered velvet coat, Marshall & Snelgrove Ltd (retailers), 1895-1900: http://fb.me/16
Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898

4 comments:

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

These were great! Really enjoyed browsing through them!

nightsmusic said...

The deck.ly links didn't work :o(

I wonder if Diana Gabaldon took the story of Anne Green as inspiration when she hanged Roger.

They bled her? Of course they did. They did that to everyone. It's a wonder they didn't kill her a second time!

Susan Holloway Scott said...

Sorry about that, Theo - sometimes strange things happen with those automatic shortening programs. I've put the original, non-shortened links in there instead. Longer, but I know they'll work. :)

Louise Partain said...

Nice way to spend the morning with a cup of coffee and all these fascinating links.

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