Saturday, June 25, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Another Sunday, and another week's serving of the freshest Breakfast Links – a selection of noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, and news stories that we've discovered via the Twitterverse. Please join us if you’re on Twitter, too – we can be found at @2NerdyHistGirls.
Fantastic new website for fashion history, full of gorgeous images. Check it out:
That most rare of the rare: the Jane Austen bobble-head:
The Necropolis Railway Station in Victorian London:
• We want to go! A trip to Brighton Pavilion (includes video): and here:
• Fancy being a Lord? Lordship of Bisham manor up for sale:
• Beautiful examples of an important aspect of early American underwear:
• Fantastic new 'Your Paintings' website - 63k paintings online!
• The high price of 18th c powdered hair, and the bills to prove it:
• Captain Cook's Goat - "who twice the world had traversed round":
• What became of the baby daughter of Henry VIII's widow Katherine Parr? Unravelling a Tudor mystery:
• Though thou write with a goose-pen - Examples of the handwriting of Marlowe, Jonson and Donne
• We can't let the Longest Day go by without reference to a 'self-styled archdruid'
• How can Amazon ever compare to this bookstore?
• "Many men feel it as a slight upon their sex": Bachelor girls, c 1911:
• Book Returned to Library 122 Years Late - wouldn't like to pay the fine! 
• The politics of a monkey-fur coat, 1938:
• For summer & sports: Ventilated corset, c1871 with openings & cotton-cased boning -
• Beautiful paintings & fashions: Women artists during the French Revolution:
• Luxury in the middle of the Depression:1930 Vanderbilt House, NYC: Excellent photos, fascinating article.
"I was to be Empress": Details, history of the Hapsburg Imperial Bridal Veil


Undine said...

Thanks particularly for the link to the article about Katherine Parr's daughter. I've always been intrigued by the mystery of Mary Seymour. It sounds like the poor girl may simply have died of neglect.

Louise Partain said...

I saw a Eloisa James twitter and was able to go to a website for an unbrella museum in Paris that was amazing. Can't find the url now. Have you seen it?

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

It's been pointed out to me that the link for the Vanderbilt house is missing. Mea culpa! Here 'tis:

Luxury in the middle of the Depression: 1930 Vanderbilt House, NYC: Excellent photos, fascinating article!

Undine, I've wondered about poor little Mary, too. Sadly it seems to be one mystery that ends unhappily.

Louise, haven't seen that. Will have to hunt for it, tho...

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