Saturday, September 24, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of September 19, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Here’s a fresh offering of this week’s Breatkfast Links, noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, news stories, and museums that we've discovered wandering around the Twitterverse:
The contents of a woman's bag, 1940 edition:
The over-the-top 1901 NY Yacht Club, with galleon windows, sea monsters, & stone waves:
• Fascinating medieval ring incorporates a wolf’s tooth & charms against toothache & storms:
Barbara Bush once criticised The Simpsons as "the dumbest thing [she'd] ever seen." Marge replied:
• News from the Dead': The Execution & Resuscitation of Anne Green' -
• Gibson Girls in love! From the Museum of the City of NY:
• Young Queen Victoria had a difficult childhood -learn more in this video featuring Chief Curator Lucy Worsley:
• Fantastic statue of her on the Cape: Mercy Otis Warren 1728-1814 Revolutionary War chronicler:
• What do a 1940s Adrian blouse and a 1970s Halston dress have in common?
• Dublin Front Doors - Flickr slideshow -
• In 1671 Colonel Blood tried & failed to steal the Crown Jewels. How did he survive such a treasonous act?
• Great photos: The Brighton Pavilion and the Dress for Excess Exhibition,
• Clearly all careers require corsets: Women of the Future, 1902 -
• Coronation of King George III, this day 1761. Read all about it! http://post.l
• Advice for Am. & British tourists to Paris 1869: Avoiding "the uncouth boldness of the streetwalker", other dangers:
• Looking at an eighteenth-century pistol acquired for Ham House:
• Meet William Innys: book-seller, rabble-rouser, & the 18th c Centenary Club's most loveable drunk:
• A Necklace Jane Austen May Have Coveted (and Liz Taylor wore)
• Embroidered velvet coat, Marshall & Snelgrove Ltd (retailers), 1895-1900:
Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

These were great! Really enjoyed browsing through them!

nightsmusic said...

The links didn't work :o(

I wonder if Diana Gabaldon took the story of Anne Green as inspiration when she hanged Roger.

They bled her? Of course they did. They did that to everyone. It's a wonder they didn't kill her a second time!

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Sorry about that, Theo - sometimes strange things happen with those automatic shortening programs. I've put the original, non-shortened links in there instead. Longer, but I know they'll work. :)

Louise Partain said...

Nice way to spend the morning with a cup of coffee and all these fascinating links.

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