Saturday, February 18, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of February 13, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• What bloomers reveal about the 19thc women who wore them.
• The lavish work of one of the last gilders of the royal court at Versailles.
• Abraham Lincoln's tough love letter to his step-brother about laziness and his work-ethic.
• Mini-video: Victorian and Edwardian sewing samples.
• Fashioning the 17thc in Boston: clothing belonging to Hannah and John Leverett.
• Image: Found: a long-lost photograph of Harriet Tubman.
• How a reproduction scenic wallpaper featuring the "Ruins of Rome" finally completes one of the grandest private spaces from colonial America.
• Valentine's Day and the romance of cobwebs.
• "Now or never": African-American troops in the Civil War.
• Is this the most jaw-dropping room in London?
• Image: An ocean liner departing from New York for Europe, as seen from the Empire State Building, 1921.
• The tailor made: the power suit of the Edwardian era.
• History's love letters provide heartfelt glimpse of the beloved.
• The sad tale of the 18thc miser Mary Luhorne.
• Seldom mentioned: a Regency abortion, 1816.
• The legendary 19thc counter-revolutionary, royalist, and insurrectionist Jean "Chouan" Couttereau.
• Image: Crossing the frozen Hudson River at Albany, NY by sleigh, 1853.
• Crafting protest, fashioning politics: DIY lessons from the American Revolution.
• Mr. Darcy's tempting, pleasing, and dangerous mouth and lips.
• Everything you know about corsets is false.
• "America is lost!" wrote King George III - of did he?
• Image: Just for fun: When you lie on your resume, but still get the job.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

Re an ocean liner leaving for Europe, seen from the top of the Empire Building in 1921.
I am always fascinated by the Edwardians' passion for travel, particularly luxury travel. But I can see that the next, post-war generation enjoyed it too.

Lucy said...

The corset article is interesting--I wish it wasn't four years old, because I'd love to add a comment there regarding tight lacing.

The author seems to miss or not explain the appearance of some very tight lacing in the early-mid eighteenth century, when a number of portraits from the 1740s (and at least one I've seen from the 30s) are either a) laced so tight they can hardly breathe, perhaps just to have their portrait painted, or b) the painter knew it was in his better interests to create a portrait with that appearance. Possibly a little "photoshopping," even then.

Anonymous said...

The Breakfast Links are the best - can't tell you how much I've missed them. Glad they (and you two) are back!


Lucy said...

Yeah, I should have said that too! :-) said...

Yay! The list! Looking forward to reading my way through it.

Arnie Perlstein said...

Thank you ladies for the above link re Darcy's dangerously pleasing mouth, I've gotten a very large amount of traffic to my blog post about that the past several days!!!


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