Saturday, July 26, 2014

Breakfast Links: Week of July 21, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Ready for your browsing pleasure! Our weekly round-up of our fav links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images, collected via Twitter.
Summertime women in late 19th c.- early 20th c. paintings.
• Why no man should marry a lady of learning, 1708.
• The best insult you'll ever read thanks to Julia Allen in 1931 Australia.
• If it's not hot enough for you, here's Eugen Sandow, the "perfect man" of the 1890s.
Image: Indian suffragettes in London, 191l.
• A classic quiz: do these names belong to Muppets - or 18th c. Connecticutians?
• Wearing "my own dear lace": the wedding of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter.
• George Washington liked ice cream so much that he bought ice cream-making equipment for the new capital.
• Wood block illustrations from Charles Hindley's "Street Cries of London," 1884.
• This week in 1903, Ford Motors shipped their first car, a bright red Model A, to a Chicago dentist.
• The Cannibal Club: racism and rabble-rousing in Victorian England through lurid secret societies.
• Dollhouses, skully, and puddles: Lower East Side NYC children of early 1900s, having summertime fun.
Image: The Old Curiosity shop in the 1890s, made famous by Charles Dickens, and still standing today.
Coats of arms of great knights, including Galahad and Lancelot, c. 1460.
• The secrets of the 17th c. Banqueting House, London, and its potentially lifesaving weathervane.
• Photographs of Scotland and Ireland c. 1894.
• The best television costume designs of the year, on display at FIDM Museum.
• Who's up for Leo Tolstoy's 1874 family recipe for mac & cheese?
• Grave matters: early body-snatchers unearthed.
Image: Regency prizefight champion Jem Belcher: "His agility, speed, and craft earned him the nickname Napoleon of the Ring."
• The curious mark that appears on every City of London bridge.
• Bums, tums, and downy calves: Georgian fashion enhancements.
• What does this 18th c. French work table have to do with the privacy of women?
Image: For cheeky fashionistas: "Ladies dress, as it soon will be," by Gillray, 1796.
The Health-Jolting Chair, advertised in Harper's Weekly, May, 1885.
• The strange life and adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew (1690-1758.)
Venus revealed in a beautiful English garden in Italy.
Image: The Green Sofa, by Sir John Lavery, 1903.
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Hels said...

Firstly I saw Queen Victoria's Children on BBC 2. Then I started reading to see if the BBC series had overstated the damage the queen did to her daughters, in particular. Apparently the BBC got it right!

So "Wearing my own dear lace: the wedding of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter" was going to be of great interest. Thank you for the reference. It might have airbrushed the Queen's relationship with Beatrice a bit, but the topic will continue to be fascinating.

dirtydog1776 said...

An article in a Williamsburg publication says that George Washington's favorite ice cream was Oyster ice cream. Not exactly vanilla or chocolate. There is evidence that he might have like ice cream and other soft food because his bad teeth, inflamed guns and generally poor oral health were easy to eat, as well as tasty.

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