Saturday, November 14, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of November 9, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015
It's time for Breakfast Links - our weekly round-up of fav links to other articles, images, blogs, and websites via Twitter.
• Magic in motion: the Victorian toys spinning back to life as GIFs.
• Astonishing trove of 2600+ undelivered 17thc. letters.
• Hester Bateman: an extraordinary 18thc silversmith and businesswoman.
• A stylish gown and coat that survived San Francisco earthquake.
• How the Industrial Revolution made Americans eat like animals.
Image: beautiful photograph of sunset from the top of Belvoir Castle.
• One of Queen Victoria's hats (when she wasn't wearing a crown.)
• When Wall Street was a wall.
• Thomas Jefferson's ten rules for life, and how they were satirized.
• The deadly history of women using perfume as poison.
• A selection of 18thc. European walking sticks and canes.
• Library of Congress acquires portfolio of photographs of over 600 U.S. public libraries.
Image: Rare locket with posthumous eye miniature and lock of hair of Princess Charlotte (1796-1817.)
• Ten things you won't see on Downton Abbey (like servants actually working.)
• Designing women: the Hewitt sisters and the remaking of a modern museum.
• An Arizona high school cross-country team is building on the Hopi tradition of running - and winning.
• Uncovering early wooden water-pipes in Salem, MA.
Image: Window shopping, Kensington High Street, London, 1926.
• The Lake District estate where Beatrix Potter first imagined Peter Rabbit to be restored.
• A mysterious object found in Lyme Regis could have belonged to famed fossil collector Mary Anning.
• A nearly-lost fashion art: making artificial flowers (and there's a museum, too!)
• How to make medieval bread.
Lottie O'NeilI, the first woman legislator in Illinois elected in 1922.
Image: 17thc. paper needlework pattern that bears the prick-marks made by the needleworker.
Birds saved centuries-old documents in their nests.
• Georgian consumerism: living on credit.
• Rogue's gallery: finding the criminals and crimes behind Victorian mugshots.
Satyr calisthenics and other oddities.
• Digitised vintage kimono patterns.
Image: Just for fun: Costume change!
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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