Saturday, July 2, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of June 27, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A special welcome to all our new followers on Blogger and Twitter, and best wishes to our old friends, too. It’s a holiday weekend here in America, and we’re glad you’re sharing your Fourth of July with us. We’re serving up a tasty selection of Breakfast Links this week, gathered for your amusement from various websites, blogs, and tweets.
 Wonderful collection of late 19th c photos of smiling subjects - last sequence of man & woman is esp. delightful:
• Spurious but amusing tale of 19th-century smuggling:
• Rescue & rebirth of 19th c NYC department store Ehrich Brothers: elegant commercial building preserved, reused:
• Beautifully combining art & botany:18th c. flower collages by Mary Delany
• Travel in 18th c high style! It's a SEDAN-tary life:
• Ancient architecture and heraldic symbolism: 360˚ virtual tours of St George’s Chapel, Windsor
• These need no comment: Vintage Ad Sexism -
• Alice B. Toklas stitched Picacasso's designs: Amazing needlepoint upholstery on Louis XV chairs:
• The Abduction of Frances Mercer, 1750 - a story of Georgian child kidnapping
• Emily Dickinson's Bible posted online by Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass :
• Mary Saxby (1738-1801): the girl who ran away with the gypsies:
• Long before the Duchess of Cambridge visited Canada, the young Queen Elizabeth wore this: "Maple Leaf" Dress from state visit in 1957:
• Just in time for the 4th: View each signature on the Declaration of Independence.
• Gorgeous Chiswick House: Beautiful local Georgian temple/villa, self-contained folly .
• Totally steampunk: Victorian artificial arm:
• When an 18th c brick house is really covered with tiles: Mathematical tiles
• One of the most extraordinary pieces of Tiffany's jewelry , featuring dragonflies & dandelions.
• Shoes from 70 yrs ago that could hit the fashion-streets today: Shoe Design c. 1939 -
• Oakwell Hall, lovely but modest 16th c W. Yorkshire country house that inspired Charlotte Bronte:


Issy said...

I loved the Smiling Victorians. Fabulous find. :)

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