Saturday, October 15, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of October 10, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
Doris Duke, the last Gilded Age socialite of Newport, RI.
• Bowled over at the 1927 Highland Park Bowl.
Lord Woolton Pie: recipe and history of the much-mocked carrot pie created during wartime rationing and which might be worth trying today.
Image: Chills: when you find something in an old book....
• Mad, bad, and dangerous to spar with: boxing with Byron.
• Was Florence Foster Jennings really the worst singer in the world?
• Postage due: the perils of American Civil War mail delivery.
• Nineteenth century children employed in dangerous trades.
Image: This failed 1838 constitutional amendment would have forbidden duelists from holding public office.
• Work out like an Edwardian: read 1913 Physical Culture for Women online.
• The clothes! Wonderful photos of American department store workers, c1898-1900.
Accidental explosions: gunpowder mishaps in Tudor and Stuart London.
Image: At the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC, a librarian's tombstone that looks like a catalogue card.
• Huh: in 1875, someone published a novel with rivals "Trump" and "Clinton."
• Ten Dickensian character names deciphered.
• Thomas Newington's recipes, 1715.
• The nearly-lost drawings of an artist who spent most of his life in an insane asylum.
Image: Wouldn't you like to know more about Miss Macdonald, the inventress of this 1818 walking dress?
Tape loom weaving and its traditions in colonial North America.
Repetition is celebrity: Austen and Shakespeare.
• Combating the fear of "white slavery" in the 1930s: the FBI, sexual predators, and the Mann Act.
 Short video: It's just a box of old sewing supplies....
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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