Saturday, October 29, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Served up fresh for you, our weekly offering of Breakfast Links: our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, all collected for you from around the Twitterverse.
Royal Society is the world's oldest scientific publisher. Its journal archive is now freely available online
17th century Glass Trade Beads #chs
General Grant’s sword and an unusual use for a Civil War artifact:
• Death attacks! The Nightingale monument at Westminster Abbey
 'The Final Indignity: Dissecting the Criminal Body' -
Ring lost in Wiltshire returned after 180 years -
Degrees of prostitution in 19th c Paris:
From the pages of Thomas Hardy: shepherds' huts:
Interiors of the Titanic - 1912 
Sad, symbolic & beautiful creations: mourning quilts:
The Golden Age of Dirty Talk: Ruff diddling ahead!
Roots of binge drinking traced back to 17th century students
Re-opening of 18th c artist William Hogarth's house, Chiswick
"The Negro Girl of Mr. Wheatley's":
1930s Madeline Vionnet bias-cut gown
Cork family parts with Titanic victim's message in a bottle
It's that time of year again! Tudor Ghost Caught on Film
Edith Wharton’s lessons on writing are still valuable today:
• Living ghosts of Civil War veterans come alive in silent newsreel footage.
London's lost amulets and forgotten folklore via 
Ham and hay: 19th c cooking method inspired by autumn harvest, recipes:
 A Capability Brown walk at Dinefwr Park, Carmarthenshire, restored and reopened:


Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for the links! I find the Tudor Ghost link to be truly fascinating!

Heather said...

Great links. Really like the Edith Wharton post.

John Rees said...

Thanks for the posting the piece on Confederate veterans. Hearing the old-timers do the rebel yell was so interesting, but I would have loved to have heard their younger selves do it in mass formation as they made a charge. Would have had a different effect, I'm sure. Here is a small image of the effect of age and circumstances: Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative, vol. 3 (three volumes; New York: Random House, 1974), 1046.

John Rees said...

Oops! Didn't post the entire quote ... Historian Shelby Foote noted that the Confederate yell, used when attacking, was “a sort of fox-hunt yip mixed up with a sort of banshee squall.” He recalled that “An old Confederate veteran … [years after the war] was asked … to give the Rebel Yell. The ladies had never heard it. And he said, ‘It can’t be done, except at a run, and I couldn’t do it anyhow with a mouthful of false teeth and a stomach full of food.”
Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative, vol. 3 (three volumes; New York: Random House, 1974), 1046. See also, Geoffrey C. Ward, with Ric Burns and Ken Burns, The Civil War: An Illustrated History (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990), 267.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

I am late commenting, because I was traveling when you posted this, but you had some great sites here and I bookmarked a few of them. Thanks.

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