Saturday, March 14, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of March 8, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Fresh for your weekend browsing pleasure - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images, gathered for you via Twitter.
• "The tricycle offers to women the charm of country runs...and the blessing of added strength."
• You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family: the feuding Pearce family.
• Before Walt Disney: five pioneers of early animation.
• "The Alchemist's Desire": 16th c. recipes for health and beauty from Caterina Sforza.
• A 2,000-year-old gladiator's helmet is discovered in Pompeii's ruins.
• The letters that reveal Horatio Nelson's secrets.
• From Orient to Occident: Victorian acupuncture.
Image: Born this week in 1959, the impossibly proportioned, perfectly dressed Barbie.
• A round-up of Regency heart-throbs.
• Good question: Why can't romance novels get any love?
• "To be tightly laced is the most superb sensation": the 19th c. corset controversy.
Mary Anning, the 19thc. carpenter's daughter who changed our view of the history of life.
Film fonts from the 1930s.
• A wooden rowhouse survives (mostly) on bustling E. 29th Street in New York.
• "People of Color in European Art History" is one of my fav Tumblrs - this post on 16th-17thc. black Flemish shows why.
• The Bank of England's 5£ note, Elizabeth Fry, and the women of Newgate Prison.
Image: Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana as Honorary Colonels of Russian Cavalry regiments.
• Take a virtual tour of Mount Vernon, George Washington's home.
Watches in the 18th c. : elegant, affordable, stylish, but not very good timepieces.
• Who's that girl? Early Kodak ads show women as adventurous shutterbugs.
• Why London should revive 19th c. plans for a "Death Pyramid."
Royal residences of the Georgian kings, then and now.
You Asked For It: the original title of Ian Fleming's first James Bond ("Jimmy Bond" in the blurb) novel published in America - with a prime pulp cover.
Image: The interior of the Chelsea Bun House, 1838.
James Gillray, prince of caricaturists.
• Stuff of childhood nightmares: 1870s jigsaw puzzle featuring animated fruit.
• General Charles Lallemand, Napoleon's invader of Texas.
• What art did George IV hang on the walls of Carlton House?
• Top fifty most amazing American college and university libraries.
• The final resting place of the Bishops of London.
• Picking up the torch: the golden age of the continuation novel.
• It's that season: 18th c. taxes.
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Hels said...

I loved the examination of which art George IV selected to hang on the walls of Carlton House. And many thanks for introducing a new (to me) blog on Georgian art and history.

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