Saturday, January 16, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of January 11, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Breakfast Links are served! Our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images via Twitter.
Shop windows: the drapery trade in the long 19thc.
• How the naming of clouds changed the skies of art.
• What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today?
• The beginning of the women's health and fitness industry: the fit flapper of the 1920s.
Image: This is fantastic! Women prospectors on their way to the Klondike, 1898.
• Jane Austen's copied music manuscripts now available online.
• Flower power: two stunning 18thc gentlemen's waistcoats.
Image: Beautiful penmanship for this 17thc recipe for a lemon biscuit.
• Pet rabbits in 19thc literature and history.
• Sobering: nearly every historic fruit and vegetable once found in the United States has disappeared.
• Sir John Falstaff, the notorious highwayman.
• Where the statues of Paris were sent to die.
Image: A beautiful pair from the Fashion Museum in Bath: a fashion doll's mantua and a woman's court mantua, both from the 1760s.
• Oak Hall ready to wear menswear, c1902 - what a dapper clerk with the measuring tape around his neck!
• In 1942, the Hershey Hotel was a chocolate-scented POW camp.
• What do Thomas More, Hans Sloane, and a Moravian burying ground have to do with one another?
• A Roman ruin at the hairdresser.
Image: Silver "Jailed for Freedom" pin that belonged to activist Alice Paul.
• An 1830s cream-colored silk dress - that likely isn't a wedding dress.
• Explore the contents of a 17thc bookshop, recreated from the bookseller's will and inventory.
• Ten abandoned places and ghost towns in Florida.
• In honor of the young men whose Movember efforts weren't quite up to snuff: The Lay of the Red Moustache, 1851.
• Dr. G. Zander's medico-mechanical gymnastics.
• Just for fun: Tudor Tinder.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Anonymous said...

I can attest that rabbits are wonderful pets! They are affectionate and very funny. I find mine much more fun than a dog or cat.


SusanF said...

How I enjoyed every bit of this post. The tragedy of the lost statues in Paris, the so pitiful 'Red Mustache' poem. I always enjoy the historic fashion bits. I visited Fort Jefferson in 2010 via catamaran. It was wonderful. Sunny and warm in January. Thank you for this curious and interesting information.

Karen Anne said...

It's astonishing that the French have not replaced those statues.

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