Saturday, July 30, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Here’s our weekly serving of Breakfast Links, featuring our favorite blog posts, news stories, pictures, and news stories gathered fresh from the twitterverse.
Cold case at Ft. Anne: Fascinating steps towards identifying a Rev. War solider who died over 225 yrs ago:
• Hasn't changed for hundreds of years: Annual Swan Upping on the Thames:
• Were these Victorian "coffin corners", or simply decorative niches for display?
• Where's the party? A 1937 evening dress of silk and leather by House of Lanvin:
• 18th c. portraitist John S. Copley paints 3 cousins in the same pose & dress also borrowed from an English mezzotint -
• Utterly awesome gold royal earrings, India, 1st c BC:
• An extraordinary 16th c. book: A Renaissance Merchant's Life in Clothing:
• Magnificent embroidered gown in Jacobean portrait, soon to return to Dunahm Massey:
• A confession of despair sewn in tiny cross-stitched letters by a Victorian maidservant, preserved in the V&A
• Wuthering Heights Classical Comics: to be releasted late August:
• Test your nerdy/wordy side, learn size of your vocabulary:
• History of UK passports – which in the late Georgian era were written in….French!
• Breakfast in the Regency Era and their Definition of Morning: Jane Austen's World
• Broiled bolonga & frankwiches! Mid-20th c housewife haute cuisine: Vintage recipes:
• Textile swatches for inspiration
• The Historic Paris Atlas project should be added to any Parisophile's bookmarks, toute de suite.
• On 28 July Unspecified Year in 19th c: execution of Tess of the d’Urbervilles 
• “Unsung heroes of the early space program"- Am. women of color were the skilled seamstresses sewing spacesuits c 1960:


Heather Carroll said...

Love that test your vocabulary link! I got just the sort of embarrassing score I expected!

YONKS said...

Some great links here. So glad to have found you, I have added you to my blogs Inspiration List. Your newest Welsh follower.
Dianne :-)

nightsmusic said...

You're now officially my Sunday morning coffee blog :o) (not that I don't read you every day, because I do) but I can spend hours going through these links.

I loved the swan upping today. I'd love to see that.

Emile de Bruijn said...

That nerdy-wordy test is fascinating - and amazing to see the graphs of the speeds at which we acquire words at different ages.

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