Saturday, August 9, 2014

Breakfast Links: Week of August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Ready for a warm summer Sunday! Our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images, gathered from around the Twitterverse.
• Marie Curie's century-old radioactive notebook still requires a lead box.
• A charming portrait of a favorite pug in an enameled brooch, 1875.
• The most popular brothel in Jacobean London had indoor plumbing - and snacks.
• Four pairs of shoes that Queen Marie Antoinette wore, plus another pair she didn't (though probably would have liked.)
Image: Author Lewis Carroll's typewriter, acquired by him in 1888.
• Arabella Williams, a little-known Georgian spy.
• Four-legged 19th c. star athletes earned endorsement deals, paparazzi, and glory.
• Looking for a copy of The Tuzzymuzzy Songster? In 1835, you'd head to the dirty-book shops of Holywell Street.
• Selection of elegantly pretty turn-of-the-20th-century tennis illustrations.
Image: A man's blue-striped knitted swimsuit, c. 1900.
• Shoes AND history: of course this upcoming exhibition caught our eyes!
• A delightful knight and lady decorate this fore-edge painted book - read it here.
• Daisy Murdoch, the teenaged burlesque actress turned celebrity Cupid of 1880s tobacco cards.
• Built in 1465, Oxgate Farm still stands in the middle of London.
• The Regent's Canal, an engineering wonder of early 19th c. London.
• Victorian strangeness: seven singular sports of the Victorian era.
• The Lincolnshire Stuff Ball, 1785, held to support and promote local manufacturing.
Image: Two stones thrown by brave suffragists through the windows of Buckingham Palace in 1914.
• Size matters: giant medieval manuscripts.
• The death masks and funeral effigies of queens and kings in Westminster Abbey.
• Sixteen of the most magnificent trees in the world.
Classified ads from New York papers for abortifacients and contraceptives, c. 1841.
• The short life and tragic love story of Princess Amelia, youngest daughter of George III.
Image: Working class dress: a young fisherwoman's clothing c. 1880-85 in Runswick Bay.
Savigny Hall, the elegant 19th c. Harlem townhouse that became a social club, rehearsal hall, church, and art gallery.
• Drunk tank pink? International Klein blue? Charting the outer-reaches of the color spectrum.
• How guys tried to pick up girls in 18th c. New York.
• To download or read online: A New Dictionary of the Terms Ancient and Modern of the Canting Crew in its Several Tribes, of Gypsies, Beggers, Thieves, Cheats, etc., 1899 edition.
Image: 1918 advertisement for an all-purpose wrinkle remover and bust developer: Dr. Charles Flesh Food.
• Bringing the garden indoors: paintings by Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935.)
• World War I pamphlet to read online: War Work for Women.
• This image of a man yawning subverts the expectations of an 1854 photograph.
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