Saturday, August 20, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Serving up a big ol’ serving of Breakfast Links for your pleasure – our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, all collected this week from the Twitterverse.
'An eccentrical lady': Mrs Griggs of Bloomsbury Proof that eccentrical cat ladies are ETERNAL.
• The lucky ladies who carried Queen Victoria’s train at her wedding were given symbolic eagle brooches:
No one wants to grow up to be a cowboy any longer:”Richard Scarry’s The Best Word Book Ever”: compare editions from 1963 & 1991 -
• Letter to Pres. from Annie Oakley offering services of 50 lady American sharpshooters
• Paintings of early American Women in Classic & Turquerie Costumes reflecting English precedents -
• Origins of Eau de Cologne, an 18th c fragrance:
• Exploring the short and melancholy life of Jewish poet and novelist Amy Levy:
Part of a beautiful embroidered 18th c waistcoat- but for a gentleman, or from a lady's riding habit?
• "Red House", an 1904 luxury apt. building in NYC that pretends to be English country estate via terra cotta Tudor:
• The History of British Sauciness. More than 1000 naughty postcards!
• Not easy! How to curtsey at a court presentation:
• Search for passengers that made their way through Ellis Island:
• Lucile Ltd. (aka Lady Duff Gordon) wedding dress sketches (1920s)
• Storyteller: Woman restores home that has been in her family for hundreds of years:
• What a great resource: 300 years of concert programmes!
• Black Death study lets rats off the hook
• The Versailles Menagerie & its inhabitants' fate in the Revolution:
• Best "item removed" museum sign ever: (from the Harvard Museum:
• Scandal sold newspapers 200 years ago, just as it does today:
• Fancy yourself a Tudor stylist? Learn about Henry VIII's clothes in this video


Miss Kirsten said...

I wanted to comment on yr post yesterday but the button didn't work. BARRY LYNDON is one of my all-time favorite movies and it was great to see it here!

Bearded Lady said...

You find the best links! That Annie Oakley letter is priceless. Thanks for the round up.

Susan said...

Oh I have a copy of that word book! Mine has English and German words in it.

And from yesterday I really want to see Barry Lyndon!

Lady Burgley said...

I hope you'll permit one more remark regarding "Barry Lyndon." I have always had a weakness for films with narrators. They're like sinking into a wonderful, long Victorian novel, aren't they?

nightsmusic said...

Loved the links today. The plague one really interested me. I was never quite sure with the speed it spread that fleas could have been the prevailing carrier, but then again, I'm no scientist either.

And that waistcoat! Just gorgeous!

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