Saturday, October 7, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of October 2, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Vice wars: New York City's scandalous censorship past.
Paul Revere's midnight ride - by day, in a car.
• Aboard the Dashing Wave: a passenger's journal from a 1859 clipper ship.
• Women who went to war in 1861: the Civil War vivandieres.
• Which side would you choose? Family ties and the British occupation of Philadelphia during the American Revolution; part II here.
• "How many stamens has your flower?": The botanical education of Emily Dickinson.
Image: Late 3rd-early 2ndc BC gold earrings with pendants of flying Nike with torch.
• Why did the great Gilded Age mansions lose their luster?
Image: Fanny Brawne's fashion notebook.
• Forgotten wartime doughnut heroines.
• The first monument in New York's Central Park wasn't to a general or politician, but to a German poet.
• The myth of Robert E. Lee and the "good" slave-owner.
Image: "The cruel seas, remember, took him in November," 1592.
Marie Duval, the pioneering 19thc cartoonist that history forgot.
Paisley shawls from a visit to the Paisley Museum (original article is in Spanish; even if you don't read Spanish or have a translation feature, the photos are stunning.)
Poconos & Catskills resorts (think Dirty Dancing) idyllic in 1960s postcards compared to abandoned disrepair today.
Nellie Bly, intrepid journalist.
Image: The New York City house where Louisa May Alcott lived while writing Little Women.
James MacLaine, the gentleman highwayman.
Thomas Carr of Lincoln, dealer of almanacks and...fish.
• Inside an iconic 1977 Playboy Bunny uniform.
Video: Truly amazing video: how fourteen wolves changed the ecosystem of Yellowstone National Park.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection

2 comments:

Hels said...

Louisa May Alcott was set reading in high school literature classes. LOVED her. Thank you for the reference.

Julia Ergane said...

I have NEVER admired Lee and his ilk of the Confederacy. He was ALWAYS a traitor. He was always unethical. NOW I find he was no better than HITLER! Lincoln and Grant were wrong. The leaders of the Confederacy should ALL have been hung for their crimes against humanity, like those at Nuremburg.

 
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