Saturday, May 25, 2013

Breakfast Links: Week of May 20, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013
We're back with a holiday edition of Breakfast Links - our weekly roundup of favorite links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and photographs, all gathered for you from the Twitterverse.
• What Jane Saw: amazing new site follows Jane Austen's visit to 1813 blockbuster exhibition of the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds.
• Why we celebrate Memorial Day.
• Photos of 1940s American cowgirls.
• The modern history of swearing: where all the dirtiest words come from.
• The rise & fall of charm in the American man.
• In honor of Memorial Day, a World War II military uniform.
• The madwoman in the attic: Mr. Rochester's wife in Jane Eyre & the treatment of the insane in 19th c. England.
• A baby carriage fit for a president's grandchild, 1891.
• Small is classically beautiful: a lovely hand-painted fan, c. 1805-1810.
Pin-up queens: how three female artists shaped the American dream girl
• Very few women worked for the East India Company in the early 19th c., but here are two of them.
• How Emily Wilding Davison's 'suicide' at the 1913 Derby affected the Suffragette movement.
• A few little wagers: how an 18th c. gambler made money by not marrying.
• The moon and epilepsy in the eighteenth century.
• A fashionable postcard photograph, c. 1910-1913.
• In a well in Spitalfields: remnants of 14th c. London life.
• Think you know Pride & Prejudice inside out? Try this interactive text analyser.
• This weekend's the official beginning of summer, and here's an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow, red, & purple bikini to help celebrate.
• A Georgian-Regency recipe only for the most adventurous: boiled cow heel.
• Necessary for bakers: the biscuit break.
• Old faces in new places: review of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new European galleries includes links to all the paintings.
• Long may it wave: a fetching coiffeur, 1940.
• The Boar's Head, Cheapside, in 1773 was no longer the wild tavern of Falstaff's time.
• The killer mobile device-Swiss army knife for Victorian women.
• Swat that fly! "Remember the female is more deadly", 1913.
Deborah Sampson, woman warrior of the American Revolution.
• Vile poisoner or Victorian victim? The case against Florence Maybrick.
• Of captions, clerics, & queens: tweeting the medieval illuminated manuscript.
• The FBI spent two years analyzing "Louie Louie", playing it at different speeds to find any secret messages.
• "A terrible evil": Edgar Allen Poe writes about his wife's illness & death.
• The "recipe" book of an early 19th c. maker of dyes for fabrics.
• After being sealed for 100 years, a time capsule reveals pristine artifacts from the past.
• There are plenty of reasons why parents may read more with their daughters.
• Box of widows' caps, 1870s.
• A pair of luscious 1920s silk robes de style.
• Punch looks at Vauxhall Garden's last days, 1859.
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7 comments:

mike sullivan said...

I really like you weekly roundup. Today 5-25-13 the link http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/untoldlives/2013/05/children-in-the-corridors-of-power.htm
only returned a blank page, even after trying many times. Darm !

Mike

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Thank you so much for including the link to my Florence Maybrick post. Breakfast Links is required reading for me every week.

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Sorry about that, Mike - the link's fixed now. Here it is, too: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/untoldlives/2013/05/children-in-the-corridors-of-power.html

Thank you, Elizabeth Keri! Your Maybrick post was fascinating, & definitely deserved a place. :)

Karen Anne said...

I read the suffragette article. It states that the horse died. The other sources that I then looked at, however, say the horse completed the race, although his jockey did not.

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Karen Anne, I agree - everything I've read says both the horse and jockey survived. You may be interested in this article that just turned up today (sure to be in next week's links!)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/26/emily-davison-suffragette-death-derby-1913

Marti said...

I opened your cowgirl link, but at the end I read the article on Girl Gangs which I found way more intersting. Have you read it? I have now "friended: Messt Nessy.

Russ said...

Just after reading the pin-up girls link (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/female-artists-who-shaped-the-american-dream-girl/comment-page-1/#comment-620956), this interview ran on NPR, mentioning the pin-up cards.
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/31/187350487/sex-overseas-what-soldiers-do-complicates-wwii-history

 
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