Saturday, July 30, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of July 25, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• The parachute wedding dresses of World War Two brides.
• Winged skulls and hot air balloons: the unusual grave of Etienne-Gaspard Robert, pioneer of phantasmagoria.
• What's in my bag, 1890s Montreal edition.
• Speculating about the appearance of Elizabeth I through dress reconstruction.
• Let them eat stale bread: the diet of the poor in Regency England.
• Image: Scrap album fancy dress, 1893.
• Victorian and Edwardian lingerie pin-ups.
• While John Adams was in Philadelphia in 1776, Abigail Adams wrote this letter to him with news of having their children (and herself) inoculated against smallpox.
• Canines and crinolines: Victorian dogs confined by fashion.
Image: A 17thc recipe for "an approved Elixir for the recovery of health in those that have longe languished."
• A 1936 junior miss suit with a lot to say.
• Read this 1891 booklet online: Don't Marry; or, Advice as to Who, How, and When to Marry.
• George Washington's favorite horse, Nelson.
• The children of World War One in photographs.
• The mirrors (or not) behind Rembrandt's self-portraits.
• The high cost of life for Europeans in India.
• New York man finds enslaved ancestor's bill of sale, 220 years ago.
Image: Author Charlotte Bronte was only 4'10". Here's her bodice and her gloves.
• Modish dresses, modesty, and Napoleon's brother, 1815.
• How a Dutch fabric-maker became the father of microbiology.
• Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Fountain of Youth.
• The first Indian restaurant in London, 1810.
• Dress made from World War Two silk escape maps.
• Who was luckiest in the American Revolution?
Just for fun: An oldie but goodie: copywriter proofreading marks explained.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

Bless your heart for the post on Napoleon's brother. I can find plenty of material about Napoleon, and even his first wife. But precious little detail on the rest of the very large group of siblings.

Karen Anne said...

copywriter proof reading marks gets no such page...

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Karen Anne - I don't know why Twitter dropped that page - but I found the original source on Facebook, and updated the link. You should be able to see them now!

Karen Anne said...

Thank you.

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