Saturday, March 9, 2013

Breakfast Links: Week of March 4, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Our Breakfast Links make the perfect weekend treat - low in calories, but extra-rich in content!  All our favorite links of the week gathered for you from the Twitterverse, including web sites, blogs, videos, articles, and photographs.
• What became of the pets of the upper class French people following the Revolution?
Regency Rollerblades? Here's the print from 1823 to prove it.
• Pure love - no Instagram filter could ever recreated the look of this genuine c 1915 image of a young soldier on leave.
• The curious 1877 railway bridge of Lord Henley, Northamptonshire.
• A beautiful marigold-colored silk damask neoclassical apron, c. 1810.
• Rediscovered portrait of 16th c. feminist Lady Anne Clifford to be auctioned.
• Short video about 18th c. feral resident of Kensington Palace Peter the Wild Boy.
• 'Visibly parted, ever united': rare gold bracelet found inscribed with poignant message from Queen Victoria.
Winter King: the dawn of Tudor England and Henry VII.
The Passions, Humorously Delineated, c. 1773.
• Colonel Shaw's drummer boy: Alex Johnson, one of the youngest soldiers in the 54th Massacusetts.
• A 15th c. physician's "belt book", clipped to the waist for easy access to information.
• On making the best of a bad matrimonial bargain, 1887.
• Cris Skaife, Master Raven Keeper at the Tower of London, & Merlin the Raven.
• Singer Polaire, as famous for her extreme tight-lacing as for her voice.
DIY advice from the 18th c.
• The East-End midnight meetings that aimed to improve the lives of Victorian London prostitutes.
• "Monokeros," or unicorns in imagery and myth.
• Showing some ankle: fashion of the suffrage movement of the 1910s-20s.
• Put your hankies in your pockets: the underground secret language of Polari.
• The charming breakfast scenes of 18th c. artist Liotard and a French breakfast conversation, c 1803.
• Dean Mahomet & his Marylebone curry house, opened in London in 1809.
• Could there be anything more charming than this box of silk handkerchiefs, c 1926?
• Images from the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC.
• The New York City mansion where a U.S. president was a member of the wedding of a future president and first lady, 1905.
• Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the fifth most-quoted woman in the OED.
• Photo set of riding habits, suits, hats, boots, saddles, more, from the Charleston Museum's exhibition, Hunt & Habit.
• Advertisement from 1943: candy as "fighting food" for soldiers.
• Sentiment that's gone today: Victorian male friendships in photographs.
• Ten classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Hot air balloons and the luxuries of travel in the 1800s.
• A little history (and a few paintings) of fans.
• "Spring Fruit": A savoury soup and other 19th c. rhubarb recipes from the Cook's Oracle, 1817.
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nightsmusic said...

Great links this week, ladies. I especially enjoyed the one about the Master Raven Keeper though I wouldn't want to be one. I know they are exceptionally intelligent birds...but I like mice too and just wouldn't be able to feed them one. Or watch them kill something else for that matter.

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