Saturday, November 12, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 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.
Sotheby's London to offer an unpublished autograph manuscript by Charlotte Brontë: http://bit.ly/scCQ6G
Landscapes still scarred by WWI battles.http://bit.ly/tSfrkp
“The sting of a hornet”; Edwardian hat-pin self defencehttp://j.mp/sDLlPx
The London Gazette was first published in 1665 & survives to this day: http://bit.ly/v7hHy7
Mae West on skinny women, c.1934http://bit.ly/tOiDFj
Did you know there was a NY Crystal Palace c 1853 in answer to the one in Hyde Park? http://bit.ly/utjEUg
The working life of Museum of London - Dressing Daughter For Dinner, c 1934 http://bit.ly/volW2A
Martello tower, Pevensey Bay, Sussex, built c 1804-1812 to defend against French invasion: http://bit.ly/rOFdax
Wellies, cardies, macks, tarmac, bowlers ... the real-life people behind some everyday objects http://bit.ly/uKQb2B
An elegant embroidered pelisse, c 1820: http://bit.ly/uAWXLJ 
• The Lord Mayor's Show, 9th November 1779http://bit.ly/sdCJxQ• Rare photo of Brighton Pavilion used as a hospital in WW1:http://flic.kr/p/aCaz6j
The case of the Regency card racks in the collections of the National Trust - as unraveled by comment-posters: http://bit.ly/vo0hHo
Fabulous online exhibit about Napoleon's scientific expedition to Egypt: http://bit.ly/uHSR7x
Heraldic colors: See how Cinderella crept into this post (with a prompt from a reader) http://bit.ly/t6kKM7
"To make a rich Seed Cake called the Nun's Cake" - 18th c recipe plus video from the cooks at Colonial Williamsburg: http://bit.ly/vdE4tm
Rioting women in the Highlands during the C19th- http://tinyurl.com/d2bh4qn
The Lincoln Mantua gown, 1730s, its conservation and Spitalfields silk - http://bit.ly/t4gqlB
Excellent short video: Exploring Hogarth's restored house with Lars Tharp http://bbc.in/v2v9Ub
• The "greatest curiosity of the day" in 1817: Toby the Sapient Pig: bit.ly/udrvP8
Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898

4 comments:

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

These were some very interesting links! I like your blog, but i always look forward to Fridays' posts especially.

Chris Woodyard said...

What a great selection today! Love Toby the Sapient Pig, Mae West's comments, the Nun's Cake (38 eggs??) and the amazing Lincoln Mantua. Thanks!

angelaquarles.com said...

Great links! Especially loved reading the card-rack mystery! I want one for myself...

Nora said...

My great-grandmother gave me one of her hatpins to use as a weapon when I was traveling the NYC subways to high school (wearing one of those lovely Catholic school uniforms, of course). Highly effective against creepy gropers.

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