Sunday, August 7, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of September 5, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Did Regency ladies ever get sunburned?
• The surgeon's porcupine, c1830.
• The teen-aged midshipman was also His Royal Highness Prince William, and the first British royal to visit North America, 1781.
• So cool: see the reading habits of Aaron Burr, others, by searching the books they borrowed from the New York Society Library.
• Transferring designs for embroidery in the 18thc.
The Book of Sir Thomas More: Shakespeare's only surviving literary manuscript.
• When ancient Romans had their clothes stolen, they responded with curse tablets.
Image: Sarah Bankes boldly wrote her name in the front of her book, 1649.
• Inside the 300 year old model of St. Paul's.
• Scrapbooking Waterloo: Thomas Pickstock's travel journal, 1843.
• Caleb Brewster crosses the Devil's Belt: secrets of the Culper Ring, a Revolutionary War spy ring.
Women in 1066: the power behind the throne.
• "Under cross-examination, she fainted": sexual crime and swooning in the Victorian courtroom.
Image: Patchwork quilt featuring a stunning collection of printed dress cottons, 1820-1840
• The case of the "Ghost Sculptor", 1883.
• How Alexander Hamilton (and other 18thc Americans) did breakfast.
• Elected in 1887, Susanna Salter was the first female mayor in the US.
Dogs in the 19thc press.
Video: Check out these bicorn hats from the Museum of London.
• The history behind eleven exotic words from the world of fashion.
• Mud, blood, and vegetables: the soldier "farmers" of World War One.
• Plain work and stolen finery, 1837.
Vive la comfort! For corseted 18thc courtiers, this dress was a French revolution.
Image: What was on the menu for a BBQ in Portsmouth, RI in 1766?
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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