Sunday, March 18, 2012

Breakfast Links for Week of March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Better late than never! Technical difficulties made these more accurately Brunch Links instead of Breakfast Links today – apologies for the delay. The silver lining to the difficulties is that the links will now appear in a more reader-friendly bold-face format. But the important things haven't changed: you'll still find our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles collected for your perusal from around the Twitterverse.
• Some truly mad, some simply beautiful: March Hares
• Young soldier in Civil War photo, long unidentified, finally gets his name back.
• A True Lover's Knot, 1801
• A visit to the waxworks run by Mrs. Wright, America's first sculptor, a spy, and "queen of sluts."
Beau Brummell & Apollo Belvedere: The Turn of the Leg.
• New notes from the trial of Lizzie Borden discovered.
• Very early photographs of the Crystal Palace, 1854.
• "Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down"- six tips on writing from John Steinbeck.
• Extreme food recycling in Paris, 1854.
• Grant, Lincoln, & the Jew from Paducah: twists & turns of religious intolerance during and after the Civil War.
• This 1930s satin evening gown gives a touch of elegance to a green St. Patrick's weekend.
• Restoration of 18th c inn at Stowe allows visitors to enter the gardens as originally intended.
• Behind the Mask: The Plague Doctor.
• Gettysburg Natl Park (finally) drops giftshop bobblehead of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth, complete with handgun.
Overgrown Church at the Heart of a Lost English Village.
• The Fleet prison: the "largest brothel in the metropolis."
• Hamilton Fish's 1902 "vainglorious" NYC mansion, later used by Adolph Hitler's Consul General.
• Raphael Holinshed, Shakespeare's historian.
• Construction workers discover 18th c wall under Fulton Street, NYC.
• This week in 1812: Charles Lamb publishes his poem "The Triumph of the Whales", a vicious satire on the Prince Regent.
• Oldest veteran of the Crimean War died just 8 years ago (really!)
• An unusual patient goes to the hospital: using x-rays to investigate an 18th c bodice.
• For anyone confused about the phrase "Black & Tans."
• The Lady Anatomist: amazing sculptures of Italian artist-scientist Anna Morandi Manzolini.
• Notorious visionary architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux & the All-Seeing Eye.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worth the wait! Lucky for us you fixed your techie problems. I prefer the new link format, even easier to use. My favorites this week are the Overgrown Church and the Lady Anatomist.

Barbara said...

Go to comment on this one for a little bit about her son • A visit to the waxworks run by Mrs. Wright, America's first sculptor, a spy, and "queen of sluts."

Anna said...

As always, thanks for the inclusion in such wonderful company! You two are the BEST at finding interesting stuff!! :)

Susan Holloway Scott said...

Many thanks for your comments - and support with the tech stuff. NOT my favorite part of computers...

textilehistorIE said...

I made the list of links! This is a great day :D
Totally agree about the techy part of blogging, sometimes it just gets in the way of all the cool stuff you want to put out there. It's the bit that feels like 'work' compared to the research and writing.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

As Anonymous said, well worth the wait. I particularly like John Steinbeck's advice to writers (and to his son, about love!), and the article about the Black and Tans. Thanks again for great sites to visit.

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