Saturday, July 23, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of July 18, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Keep cool with our Breakfast Links! Take a look at this week’s links to other blogs, news stories, & pictures, gathered up by way of Twitter.
Vintage dog photography - in pictures:
Today in 1955: Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California. Dumbo the flying elephant on display:  -
• White Magic: 18th c witch bottles in colonial Virginia:
• Smallpox in 18th Century & the redoubtable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:
• Coping with "indifferent fare" in the 18th c - no wonder the menu soon appeared!
• When chamber pots were political, not polite:
Found in the Newport Hist Soc collections - an 18th century chap stick recipe!
• Fascinating Photos of 19th Century Vaudeville & Burlesque Performers - RT
• A stunning wide brimmed straw hat of extravagant proportions, c1910.
• "You may be pretty in your home town, but this is NY": 1939 advice for young ladies:
• 1733 The story of how tea & 2 cows reformed a woman's drunken & gambling husband. -
• Putting armour to the test. Medieval armour: not good to wear, worse to fight in
• Smiles! Happy hump day & happy hippo from collection of the Morgan Library:
• BREAKING 1776 NEWS: First British Report of America’s Declaration of Independence --
• Ribbons, rings, & miniatures: Material culture of 18th c romantic love:
Golden bird & pearls: Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post's Art Deco brooch:
• In 1945, a young woman was fined $2 for wearing a "halter and shorts with nude midriff":
• Elegant 1850s NYC house near Wash. Sq., home to wealthy RR magnates, Mark Twain, and ...ghosts?


Mrs. Betts said...

O Goodie you've posted these early! Look foreward to these every week.My favorite one this week is that smiling hippo!

Lauren Hairston said...

What fun links! Thanks for sharing!

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