Saturday, June 18, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of June 13, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
Circassian bloom: cheek rouge for 18thc and 19thc ladies.
• "My present dreadful situation": the perils of fame as an 18thc actress.
Tabasco and the war against bland military meals.
Jane Austen's manuscripts are finally all digitized, and may now be viewed as a whole online.
Video: If you're a Regency era lady, a new spencer jacket is a great way to spruce up your look for summer.
• Converting Jews to Christianity in Regency England, 1809-1813.
• Lavish lace in the Martha Washington collection at Mount Vernon.
• What spilled ink and fingerprints reveal about medieval manuscripts.
Soldier newspapers in the American Civil War.
• Epic battles in medieval manuscripts: knights vs. snails.
Image: Pretty much all you need to know about Victorian children's literature.
• What did it mean to be called an Amazon during World War One?
• Why memes matter for feminism.
• America's mid-century rest stops were real roadside attractions.
• A Coney Island pie-maker invents the hot dog, 1870.
• Built around 1780, this Federal-style house in what is today Chinatown, NYC, managed to survive until the 1920s.
Image: Dante Gabriel Rossetti in his Chelsea home.
• Eight places associated with the wives of Henry VIII.
• Uncovered in Hyde Park: 165-year-old toilet remains from "spend a penny" exhibition.
• The Endicott pear tree: still alive in Massachusetts after nearly 400 years.
• Blood, controversy, and puddings in early New England.
• Changing concepts of time: art in a speeded-up world.
Image: Medieval church door in Gloucestershire believed to have been the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien's entrance to Moria.
• They marched with torches: getting out the vote, 1840-1900.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

Converting The Jews is a fascinating post, thank you.

By 1810, the London Conversion Society had purchased facilities that I already knew a lot about but had no idea of the new ownership eg the Huguenot French Protestant Church in Church Street in Spitalfields. Sad for the London Jewish community but extraordinary for the Conversion Society.

Maria said...

Thank you for such interesting reading, I look forward to this post every Sunday


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