Saturday, October 8, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of October 3, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

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: 
Elegant tambour-work embroidery sets this c 1785 gown apart - but worked in France or India? #fashionhistory
How to succeed in Paris, c 1868:
Restored Hampton Court roundels reveal some of most spectacular Renaissance sculptures in Britain
The best Victorian jokes:
• Barbara Brown, Illustrator of the Jane Austen 1975 Commemorative Stamps
Enjoy today's Repeal the 18th Amend. silk tie w/ a little bathtub gin!
A resource for silver collectors: Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks and Makers’ Marks
By speed of wind: your ancestor's guide to knowing wind velocity on the open ocean 
Fox collar coat, c. 1927
Transvestism in the c18th. See images of Mademoiselle de Beaumont or the Chevalier d'Eon -
The elegant dogs & black cats of American artist John White Alexander 1856-1915 -
The famous Tewksbury Mustard-Balls, mentioned by Shakespeare & Titus Oates - inc. recipes: #foodhistory
The Tailor's Apprentice at 'Prinny's Taylor'.
Captivated by Science, Mathematics, & Imagination: An 18th Century Lady's Commonplace Book:
Slangy Girls (etiquette for Edwardian office girls)
Today's Ada Lovelace Day e (1815-52)? Pioneering computer scientist,
Meet R.W Paul, Victorian film pioneer, and explore some of his work:
 Blaise Castle near Bristol,fine Georgian building w. Austen links & interesting cottages. via
'Who said Poetry was Dead? An Ode to the Chirurgeon-Embalmer (1705)' -
Remarkable surviving house c 1864 - in French Second Empire Style -in NYC's Harlem:
Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

A lot of good sites in this post. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I'll second that - great sites. I'll be adding some of these to my bookmarks. Thanks.

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