Saturday, August 6, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of August 1, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011
Happy August! We celebrate the last month of summer with a fresh serving of Breakfast Links – our weekly round-up of favorite links to other blogs, sites, pictures, and articles gathered from around the Twitterverse.
Free British Museum iPad App: "The Historical Collection":
• Gorgeous 18th c French clocks, including recordings of their chimes:
Living Room Installation at The Jewish Museum Evokes Everyday Life in 1930s Berlin:
• A sumptuous silk coat by designer Yves Saint Laurent, who would have turned 75 on August 1:
• Women at Sea giving birth upon wave; a brief history of children born at sea:
• Rome's Pantheon may have been built as a massive sundial, researchers reveal
• Brooches and bouquets: two high-profile senders of symbolic messages
• "So common-minded, so salacious & so illiterate": Georgette Heyer on Barbara Cartland after repeated plagiarism:
• Architect Barbie's dreamhouse (with a closet on every floor of course!):
• Mysteries of the Catacombs in Paris
• A Revolutionary War Story of Intrigue at Hilton Head Island, SC, by
• Video of Jesse Owens' incredible victory in 100m at 1936 Berlin Olympics on 3 August:
• Beautiful! Bride tells story of her 127 year old family heirloom wedding dress -
• Russian icons dated from the 16th-19th c. discovered at St. Catherine's Monastery in impeccable condition:
• Why did so many of Jane Austen's men choose the life of a clergyman?
• Mrs. John Winthrop, 1773: Amazing grace & dignity in a portrait:
• Tsar Nicholas II and his family arrived on the Isle of Wight on August 2nd, 1909
• Great online exhibition from the Bodleian Library - A Nation of Shopkeepers: Trade Ephemera 1654-1860s: 
• 'An Account of Miss Rosco & Miss Osborne, actresses at the Crow-street theatre, Dublin 1759-60'
Greyfriars Bobby who kept vigil over his master's grave for 14 years was 'a publicity stunt':


Issy said...

You always find the most amazing articles and posts. The wedding gown is gorgeous. I wish my family had a Victorian wedding gown!

Undine said...

Oh, jeez. Greyfriars Bobby was a cheap hoax?

That's really depressing.

Genevieve Graham said...

Wow. Fantastic sites! Thank you! I loved that article on the catacombs ... I had no idea.

Wendy Bertsch said...

Hey! Greyfriars Bobby followed his master's body to the cemetery. The fact that he stayed because he was fed scraps doesn't mean he didn't love his master (and what matter who his master really was?) What was he supposed to do? Starve to death? His master was dead. We always knew someone had to be feeding him!

And it wasn't his fault a hoax was perpetrated after his death. He stayed until he died. Is the story less poignant because it was a few years less than we thought?

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Another wonderful Sunday of lovely tidbits to wander through. Thank you, ladies.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I was fascinated by the catacombs, and the site about the actresses in Dublin was a good discovery for me, as one of my characters in my WIP (a grandmother) had been onstage, in musicals, in Ireland, probaby Dublin, and I was wondering where she would have performed.

Really like the info you find!

Anonymous said...

The 127 year old wedding dress story was fantastic. The dress is so beautiful.

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