Saturday, October 15, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of October 10, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Just for you: another fresh offering of this week’s Breakfast Links, noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, news stories, and museums that we've discovered wandering around the Twitterverse: 
• Quilt with a message by 19th c. American quilter Emily Holbert: Plus a historical mystery:
These should come back! Posing on a paper moon -
Mountmaker's challenge: how to display beautiful embroidered 1870s jacket worn by Princess of Wales:
18th c recycling, but in the kitchen: recipe for Chicken Surprise uses leftovers: 
• The Green Cathedral: Interpretation of Paris’ Notre Dame in Trees
'A Remarkable Birthday Present: The Corpse of Thomas Parr (1483 – 1635)' -
Sadly 'accidentally leaping into a pond' was not the only peril of early railway travel.
Perfect in every way: This is how you write a love letter:
• 'Wambling Trot' & 'Quavering of the Kidneys': ailments treated by quack "doctors" in Georgian England
Gorgeous, delicate late 18th c painted ivory fan up for auction this week:
Edison vs. Westinghouse: A Shocking Rivalry: 
The story behind the WWII camouflage colours:
Mogg Pocket Map of London, 1806 -
Inventory of Harewood House, 1795, reveals details of taste & personal habits, plus contents of each room:
Original Central Park Garden was lost 1868 pleasure garden in heart of NYC:
• Ooooh feathers! Fashion in Motion: 1950s hairstyles in San Mateo, Ca
• Why is there a tiger instead of a manatee on my cereal box? History of food packaging in America
The Unicorn Is Found: Use the new zoom see every splendid feature of this beloved tapestry from the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
• Executed 14 October 1767: William Guest, coin shaver
• The Nelson Mourning ring - only 56 were ever made. See it displayed at Soho House until the end of Oct.
Newly published history of Boston from Hannah Mather Crocker (1752-1829):
The brooch that Albert, her new fiancé, gave Victoria as an engagement gift
Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898


Dee said...

Posing on a paper moon is back! Hobo's Vintage in Redlands, CA used to do this. I think Paper Moon Vintage is separate from Hobo's now.

nightsmusic said...

The recipe looks like something I might try, but I found the title of the original book it was found in to be rather ironic considering it was difficult to decipher. ;o)

Rockwell's letter is so sad and so *sigh* romantic!

I'd really like to get my hands on a copy of that map though.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Nice selection! I really enjoyed these.

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