Saturday, September 10, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of September 5, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Served up fresh for you, our weekly offering of Breakfast Links: our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, all collected for you from around the Twitterverse.
Ahh, ogling men never change! Lunchtime voyeurism at the Flatiron Building:
Now overlooked & truncated : 1913 Titanic Mermorial LIghthouse in NYC:
• One for the ladies! My Daguerreotype Boyfriend
• Predicting the weather, early modern style: Thunder on a Wednesday means the death of harlots.
• Looking at the mixing of Greek & Chinese Regency style at Castle Coole:
• Wonderful early 20th c carved wooden carousel figure of leaping cat with fish in its mouth:
• Fascinating on-line exhibition: Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature:
• The Right Stripe for the Right Job: 18th c gowns:
Charlotte Bronte's wedding bonnet & veil from the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Yorkshire
• Thanks to the Museum of London, over 3,000 historic fashion photographs go online from the studios of Bassano Limited:
• The beautiful and incredibly rare Chinoiserie gilt leather panelled room investigated by color & paint specialist Patrick Baty:
• Death and Taxes, represented quite literally in these 'skull nickels' :
A Promise to Pay - the spread of banknotes in the 18th Century
Photo: How Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth will make her bow to Royalty
• Just for fun, check out the NYT bestseller list from the week you were born.
Melancholoy but fascinating site: Country Houses at Risk:
• Lovely. A letter from Harper Lee, author “To Kill a Mockingbird”:
• Importance of the Parlor & Hearth in 19th c American homes, interview w/ Old Sturbridge Village curator:
• A beacon from Armada days? Mystery of the Compton Pike, Warwickshire:
• Not a quick death in 18th c. ‘The Hangman's Fracture' -
• Women in uniform, World War I edition.


The Time Sculptor said...

Lots of interesting stuff to go at here! And who would have thought that a painting of someone's back view could be so very intriguing and so very lovely?
Jane Gray

nightsmusic said...

Not As a Stranger by Morton Thompson was the #1 bestseller the week I was born. Evidently, they made a movie of it.

I'm still going through the links, but the Titanic Lighthouse seemed overly poignant to me today of all days.

Thank you again for a wonderful way to explore the web.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I always enjoy your Friday "Breakfast Links", although it takes me awhile to work my way through them and find the ones that apply to research helpful to my own WIPs. (Victorian England and the early 1900s in America, at present.) Thanks for the good shares.

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