Saturday, October 29, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of October 24, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• The ghosts of Old London.
• After World War One: A silk surplus, armistice fashion, and a philanthropic innovator.
• How four young brothers skipped out on digging potatoes and walked sixteen miles to watch the British army march to Cambridge in 1775.
• An 1837 court case over how a woman fought back after an unwanted kiss.
• Bringing the drugstore home: the history of the bathroom medicine cabinet.
Image: Dr. Townsend's residence was the largest in New York City when it was built in 1853; it only survived until 1868, when it was torn down to build another, larger house.
• Cured by a nightmare.
• How ancient Roman athletes and fans cursed rival teams during the postseason.
Dr. James Barry: the woman who fooled the Royal College of Surgeons, Queen Victoria, and the world.
• Country house telephones.
• Chasing the sun: Annie Maunder, the 19thc woman forgotten by science.
Image: Victorian slippers embroidered with floral motifs.
• The halls of the Great Exhibition, 1851.
• Central Park's lost statue to Commerce.
• What do people most get wrong about history?
Jet and dressed in black in the Victorian era.
Period pains: how were women's menstrual cramps regarded in the past?
Image: Rare early color photograph of young Russian peasant women, 1909.
• Stepping back in time at a Parisian fencing club.
• Classical splendor: Painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house in the early 19thc.
• The early 20thc fashion empire of Lucile - with roots in Guelph, Ontario.
• Which sister made this extravagant, mid-19thc pieced quilt?
• When the world truly stank, tussie-mussies were a breath of fresh air.
Image: Just for fun: discover your Regency name.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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