Saturday, May 6, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of May 1, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Two babies born in the Tower of London, two very different lives.
• The saga of the skull of the man who prosecuted Aaron Burr, defended the Cherokee Nation, and was the country's longest tenured attorney general.
Elizabeth Bronte, more than a footnote.
• This book was the WebMD of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Image: Photo of young marchers from a 1909 May Day parade to end child labor.
• Abigail Adams considered May 1 King Tammany's Day.
• A 1698 recipe whose popularity has probably passed: "To Pickell Larks."
• The art of marbled paper from the archives of the San Francisco Public Library.
• When spirits and witches roam abroad: April 30, or Walpurgis Night.
• A small metal alms box reveals Americans' thoughts about philanthropy.
Image: Thomas Jefferson's "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence.
• Evil May Day, 1517, and the immigrant rioters in Tudor London.
• The Traveller's Pocket Book provided an early glimpse of Great Britain's roads in the 18thc.
• The well-shod Edwardian woman.
• Hearts of oak on canvas: Copley's Watson and the Shark.
• Image: A gold compact by Cartier with the initials of silent screen star Mary Pickford.
• Costumed roosters and sphinx cakes: highlights from Victorian cookbooks.
• An entertaining quiz to determine who you would have been in the American Revolution.
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851.
• The other side of Anne of Green Gables: the danger of rewriting a beloved book for a new generation.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Alex David said...

Great article Thanks!


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