Saturday, January 10, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of January 5, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015
The perfect way to begin the new year: our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images, gathered for you via Twitter.
• One hundred years ago: the world and fashion in 1915.
• What's your hobby? The dandy horse, or draisine, or hobby horse, an uncomfortable way to travel (and show off) in 1819.
• Sure cure for a bad-hair day: mid 19th c. caps of hair and silk to add style.
• Curious 18th c. luxury wallhanging: gilt leather.
• A most macabre 15th c. tomb in Lincoln Cathedral.
Epiphany: the evolution of the story of the journey & adoration of the Magi in art.
Image: Array of shoes worn by Queen Victoria's children.
• Terrorizing the unwary in 1804: the Hammersmith Ghost.
• The sounds that animals make: the medieval version.
• Stunning new aeriel photos of Blenheim Palace.
• Long-hidden letters finally unravel the mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde's wife Constance.
Image: Glasgow's Buchanan Street in the 1890s.
• Two interpretations of 17th c. painted faces, based on period cosmetics.
• Honest and industrious: petitions to the East India Company on New Year's Day,1843.
• Photos celebrating the women workers of World War One.
• The daily life of an introvert, illustrated (could also apply to most writers.)
• Remarkable 15th c. heart-shaped songbook now fully digitized to view online.
Image: "Journeys end in lovers meeting": Georgian art for a fan inspired by Shakespeare celebrates Twelfth Night.
• Surviving early 19th c. Martello Towers, built to help defend England during Napoleonic Wars.
Puritans in the snow.
• Groovy, baby: oh so modern man-caves from the 1960s-70s.
Menus from White Mountains, NH, resort hotels 1865-1903.
• Fascinating interpretation of controversial 1891 painting "The Captive" by E.Irving Course - and a possible link to Winslow Homer.
• Why traditional Scottish kilt-making is looming back into view.
Image: Working out in the gym: detail of Fourth Century mosaic of Ten Maidens.
• The first Chinese-language newspaper printed in America: in San Francisco, 1854.
• The power of angels: a charm against the plague.
• From Miss Magic Marker to Miss Frankfurter: a parade of strange, vintage beauty queens.
• Three creative Qs from medieval illuminators.
Image: Caution poster, Boston, printed after Fugitive Slave Act passed in 1850.
• Drinking chocolate in the 18th century.
• A Victorian prison wagon, 1836, designed "to carry 20 Prisoners inside."
• The world's most beautiful libraries are being photographed for a new project.
• Five insane after-death adventures of famous people's bodies.
• Butter versus oleomargarine: the "Butter Wars" of the 1880s.
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Hels said...

Last year, on the 100th anniversary of WW1 starting, lots of blog posts concerned themselves with the soldiers. But not too many concerned women. I am therefore very grateful for the photos, especially those of ambulance drivers, nurses and repairers.

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