Saturday, May 7, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of May 2, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• When booklovers guarded their prized possessions with tiny works of art.
• Were the Victorians healthier?
• Frolicsome engines: the long prehistory of artificial intelligence.
Expenses, 1774: the cost of living and the cost of giving.
• Egyptian mummies in tartan?
• Medieval "proof" that Star Wars happened (maybe).
• Walking and skipping: how Edwardian footballers trained.
Image: When a lady is corseted and nature calls....
Duart Castle: the turbulent history of the ancestral home of Clan Maclean.
• Fearless photographs of the first tornado chasers, 1890s.
• These shoes once stomped out the rhythm of Los Angeles.
• Is Thomas Jefferson the most over-rated of the Founding Fathers?
• A 19thc map of our "square and stationary" Earth.
• Saucy escort cards were a way to flirt in Victorian era.
Punch and Judy still live on in London's Covent Garden.
Image: Cancan boots, c1900-1920.
• A 1900 advertisement for bicycles for women made a daring claim.
• Medieval textiles: Italian silks and velvets.
• "That country is my country": Loyalism and 18thc maps of British America.
• Rate this 1860s dress and all its flowers and swags.
Napoleon's napkin from the Island of Elba, 1815.
• Bathing in an age of extravagance: make your own 17thc scented washball.
Image: New rates for traveling the Thames in 1803.
• A forgotten plague: making sense of medieval dancing mania.
• A bottle with a message tossed into the sea in 1906 is finally recovered.
Canoeing fashion in 1903 and the United States Postal Service.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


More Than That said...

Thanks for introducing me to this painting! It's absolutely stunning.

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