Saturday, November 5, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of October 31, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 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.
Halloween celebrations in Gilded Age America: http://bit.ly/dsDEV1
Bonny Bobby Shafto http://post.ly/3lvWW
Meet the 18th century book-keeper with a secret obsession: http://bit.ly/rOox9q
Looking at how Sir Robert Shirley bridged cultures (and dressed accordingly) in the early 17th c:http://bit.ly/rzAvdg
NYC's famous (& infamous) 1883 Chelsea Hotel, known for residents as well as architecture: http://bit.ly/uebAmj
Here be dragons: British Library manuscripts app details how to be king http://bit.ly/vdPOLr
Early 1920s swimsuits: Swimwear and the Sporting Life http://bit.ly/vnUFCT
Westminster doors galore: The green one….no, the red one…you choose. I'm really not sure - http://bit.ly/cpsGaT
Poster advertising the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London, 1834: http://bit.ly/rE6CQD
Ladies Accomplishments: A Late 18th-Century Paper Filigree Work Cabinet http://wp.me/pGJsu-1RC
Early Music Online: 300 of earliest surviving printed, digitized from the British Library’s copies: http://bit.ly/nVnD9G
Holding history in my hands: how an 1855 ambrotype can inform fashion history:http://bit.ly/rzR0lu
William of Orange was born on 4 November 1650 in an atmosphere of funeral gloom. Why? http://bit.ly/tTeglp
'Caroline Crachami, the 19th c "Sicilian Fairy"' - http://wp.me/p14Gvd-sn
Capturing your garden and your family: English Landscape & Portraitist Arthur Devis 1712-1787: http://bit.ly/uYXHdR 
Mummification, ritual vessels, floral adornment: discover fascinating details of Tutankhamun's funeral:http://met.org/uHNWCq
This breaks my heart: Goodbye at Pennsylvania Station, 1944 - http://bit.ly/sPK2yD
Though they originated in China, it was in Europe that fireworks flourished: http://bit.ly/skqbuI
Racine overwhelmed by full inbox. OMG! Twitter in 17th century? http://bit.ly/tHx4Zf 
Marvelous profile of 18th c house in Whitechapel - AND it's for sale! ::sigh:: http://bit.ly/nRChw4 
Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898

7 comments:

helenajust said...

Every week I enjoy these links (as well as your other posts), and it's time to say "thank you" for making Sunday mornings a treat. I am amazed that you took the time and trouble to produce this weeks links after all the disruption caused by the storm. It's much appreciated.

Shelley said...

You do have some of the bestest links! Could I request that you make them open in a new tab? That way I could get through them more easily. Thanks for a great blog!

Liz said...

Love the breakfast links!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

nightsmusic said...

Shelley,

It must be your browser settings because all of the links open in new tabs for me. If you're using IE, that's probably your problem as that feature doesn't work unless it wants to.

I LOVE the house in Whitechapel but holy crow, what a price tag! The goodbyes were so sad. I noticed how much chinchilla there was then though.

You have the best links!

Susan Holloway Scott said...

Many thanks for your kind words - which I'll in turn share with the other writers and historians who so generously share their work by way of blogs, web sites, and Twitter. The internet is an endless marvel of information, isn't it? :)

Shelley, I'm afraid I don't have control of the opening-tab feature. The links will open in the manner your browser decides. Poke around in your settings - you can probably find the option there, as Nightsmusic suggests.

juna said...

Hello, I'm a new reader here and am enjoying my first visit. Can you tell us where the lovely painting that accompanies this post is from?
Thanks.

juna said...

Oops! Just saw the info at the end of your post. I'm off to research the artist.

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