Saturday, June 11, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of June 6, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Here's the latest serving of weekly Breakfast Links, our favorite links to this and that from miscellaneous blogs, web sites, and news stories from the farthest reaches of the Twitterverse. If you’re on Twitter, please follow us – @2nerdyhistgirls –  just click on the little bird in the column to the right.
Great news story, 1737: After "poor" widow of bankrupt man dies, £1300 in gold & notes discovered sewn into her stays!
• Wonderful small set of vernacular photos - Sally's shoe store, Salem, late 1800s
• Lost Conan Doyle novel to be published, written when he was only 23: via
• New digital archive of Shelley-Godwin collections, including Frankenstein draft!
• Tudor coroners' records give clue to 'real Ophelia' for Shakespeare.
• Abigail Adams thoughts on French women
Mother of pearl & silver card case, ca. 1860, the Museum of the City of New York's collection.
• Beautifully done fashion illustrations from a 1930s teenager in a small town:
• Historic Dress of the Day: portrait of Mme de Florian by Giovanni Boldini, 1898 (with an amazing story)
• Design students' contest to "complete the look" of historic bodices - wonderful, imaginative results:
• One of only two surviving coaching inns in London: The George Inn, Southwark
• American vs English Etiquette in Edwardian era:
• Breathtaking costumes & hair by Spanish Court Painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velazquez 1599–1660
• Did the Victorians care about animals? Possibly. Vegetarians? Not at all:
• Looking at the William Morris-inspired embroideries & decor at Standen:
• Happy birthday Gustave Courbet: "The proudest and most arrogant man in France" Beautiful images:
• Excellent article on Lord Byron & the high price of celebrity:
• The only surviving theatrical space used by Shakespeare:Treading in his footsteps at Hampton Court
• Dido Lindsay, the mixed race & illegitimate daughter of a navy man who was brought up by an Earl,


nightsmusic said...

Fabulous links this week! That apartment was especially intriguing to me for some reason. How can anyone ever walk so completely away from their life like that? I know she must have been the one paying the rent, but still, to never go back is just so foreign to me.

And the Tudor coroner records. I didn't mean to, but I had to laugh at the one where the man died in a cesspit after trying to relieve himself. Makes me believe there must have been copious amounts of alcohol involved in that one!

Barbara Wells Sarudy said...

Absolutely love these links. Just proves why you are so creative. Thanks.

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Thank you, Theo and Barbara - much appreciated!

Two Nerdy History Girls. Design by Pocket