Monday, April 18, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of May 2, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
William the Conquerer's struggle to win London.
• How a 17thc woman became the toughest man in the Spanish army.
• Members of Parliament and Queen Victoria's coronation.
• Heartbreaking notes attached to babies left at the New York Foundling Hospital.
Controlled substances in Roman law and pharmacy.
Image: Powerful photo of Susan B. Anthony's grave with "I Voted" stickers left by women on day of New York primary.
• Intricate knitted silk and linen lace shawl given to Harriet Tubman by Queen Victoria.
• Regency road accidents, 1816.
• Does the Library of Congress hold a British scouting map of Lexington & Concord in 1775?
• The fad for veils woven with bees, snakes, and spiders, 1911.
Image: "Let the men wash."
• How to knit like the Brontes.
• A raging letter to a 1798 editor on the state of contemporary fashion - and Johnny Gilpin.
• The weaker sex? Violence and the suffragette movement.
• We can't help ourselves: why your brain loves procrastination.
• West meets East: the early days of Chinese restaurants in America, 1896-1926.
Image: The first letter sent by Princess Elizabeth as a girl to her grandmother.
• Listen, my children, and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of...Isaac Bissell?
• A filthy history: when New Yorkers lived knee-deep in trash.
• Where your education takes you: how a University of Pennsylvania scholar advised metal legend Iron Maiden.
• Mad dogs of London: an 18thc tale of rabies.
• From women's petticoats to artists' lofts: the many lives of a NYC factory building.
Image: Cartwheeling and tumbling from the University of Iowa Department of Physical Educations for Women.
• The 18thc mystery of Oliver Cromwell's missing head.
• Forgery and banknotes during the American Revolution.
• The tiny 19thc dolls called Frozen Charlottes: there's a corpse in your birthday cake!
• Early 19thc bicycling fashions.
• Clarissa Penn's silk quilt, made of wedding and "second day" dresses, 1840-1860.
• The now-lost "house of flowers" on New York's Fifth Avenue.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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