Saturday, October 24, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of October 19, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Ready for your weekend browsing - our weekly round-up of favorite links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images via Twitter.
Highland fever: from 1829 onward, where Londoners shopped for all things Scottish.
• "Tom Jones": the history of a female soldier in disguise.
• Amazing photos of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
• Early 20thc. rebel Jean Rennie: an angry young kitchen-maid who earned her degree.
• How the Suffragettes used fashion to further the cause.
• Representations of fashion in the 1785 Lady's Magazine.
Image: Early 20thc. velvet swan hat.
• Exploring Blackwell, a stunning late 19thc. arts and crafts house in the heart of the Lake District.
• Naughty putti.
• Photographs of 19thc. women and their really, really long hair.
• Sharpers, shopkeepers, and the Georgian era.
• The only eyewitness painting of Lincoln's assassination is finally being restored.
Image: 1925  cartoon from Punch: "Good Heavens, man, grow your hair - you look like a girl!"
• Road trip: in defense of historic mid-century American motels.
• A 1920s posographe was essential for early filmmakers who wanted to make sure the light was just right.
• From bloodstone to fish soup: 18thc. recipes featuring iron.
• The mysterious and majestic stone circle at Lochbuie.
• Medieval animal tales from manuscripts.
• Image: "The Little Royal Astronomer" c.1850-60 features the children of Queen Victoria.
• London in the age of improvement: the Regent's Canal.
• American families from the 1830s in folk art by Joseph H. Davis.
• Photographs from the New York World's Fair, 1964-65.
• The role of British women pharmacists making explosive/dangerous chemicals during WWI - and why they demanded the vote.
Motherhood in art: from miracle milk to joke-shop breasts.
Bad air: pollution, sin, and Victorian science fiction, 1880.
Image: Man-bun, historical Highland style.
• The truth behind the Battle of Trafalgar.
• Just for fun (and just in time for Halloween): recipe for "creative" mid-20th century Banana Spook Cake.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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