Saturday, September 17, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of September 12, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Served up fresh for you: our weekly offering of Breakfast Links, featuring loads of favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, collected from around the Twitterverse
‘United forever’: Queen Victoria’s ring has a diamond and ruby heart, crowned with diamonds, linked her with half-sister:
• Video of Jacqueline Bouvier and John F Kennedy's wedding celebrated on 12 September 1953
• Stripes of yellow,purple, & white - in an 18th c. gown?
• "London Melodies": marvelous illustrations of street cries from 1823:
• The Iron Duke in a Black Glass Cameo:
• A love note from Johnny Cash to his wife, June: "The ring of fire still burns around you and I"
• Did you know that Amelia Earhart designed fashion?
• Unreal! When it comes to jaw-dropping settings, few castles come close to Dunnottar in Scotland:
• The strange wax effigy of 18th c spinster Sarah Hare:
• The Importance of 19th c Time-Balls - & why was NYC so slow to get one?
• The Life of Condemned Massachusetts Witch Rebecca Nurse 1621-1692 -
• Who painted these boys with bats and ball in the late 1700s?
• Sightseeing guide to Paris for English & Am. visitors 1869:
• Extraordinary C17th jewelled toothpick in the V&A: a skull & sickle, symbols of death:
• Do not glare upon thy snot - advice to gentlemen from 1576
• On June 13th, 1920, the U.S. Postal Service ruled that children may not be sent via parcel post
• The most consumed 18th century fruit? Apples beat out gooseberries, cherries by a longshot:
• In the Name of Fashion: Feathers, Carnage, & Protest in Victorian England:
• Handsome 18th c miniature of Col. Stewart by Charles Wilson Peale, orig intended for wife's bracelet:
• Morgan mansion on Madison Ave, NYC, rare 1854 gem survived onslaughts by progress & Lutherans:
Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898


Sylvan Lady said...

That video of Jackie and Jack Kennedy's wedding blew me away. How different from the super security of today! A major celebrity wedding with screaming fans, and only about three policeman trying to hold them all back. No wonder poor Jackie looks so terrified!
You ladies do come up with the best links to interesting things!

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