Saturday, November 12, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 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.
Sotheby's London to offer an unpublished autograph manuscript by Charlotte Brontë:
Landscapes still scarred by WWI battles.
“The sting of a hornet”; Edwardian hat-pin self defence
The London Gazette was first published in 1665 & survives to this day:
Mae West on skinny women, c.1934
Did you know there was a NY Crystal Palace c 1853 in answer to the one in Hyde Park?
The working life of Museum of London - Dressing Daughter For Dinner, c 1934
Martello tower, Pevensey Bay, Sussex, built c 1804-1812 to defend against French invasion:
Wellies, cardies, macks, tarmac, bowlers ... the real-life people behind some everyday objects
An elegant embroidered pelisse, c 1820: 
• The Lord Mayor's Show, 9th November 1779• Rare photo of Brighton Pavilion used as a hospital in WW1:
The case of the Regency card racks in the collections of the National Trust - as unraveled by comment-posters:
Fabulous online exhibit about Napoleon's scientific expedition to Egypt:
Heraldic colors: See how Cinderella crept into this post (with a prompt from a reader)
"To make a rich Seed Cake called the Nun's Cake" - 18th c recipe plus video from the cooks at Colonial Williamsburg:
Rioting women in the Highlands during the C19th-
The Lincoln Mantua gown, 1730s, its conservation and Spitalfields silk -
Excellent short video: Exploring Hogarth's restored house with Lars Tharp
• The "greatest curiosity of the day" in 1817: Toby the Sapient Pig:
Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

These were some very interesting links! I like your blog, but i always look forward to Fridays' posts especially.

Chris Woodyard said...

What a great selection today! Love Toby the Sapient Pig, Mae West's comments, the Nun's Cake (38 eggs??) and the amazing Lincoln Mantua. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great links! Especially loved reading the card-rack mystery! I want one for myself...

Nora said...

My great-grandmother gave me one of her hatpins to use as a weapon when I was traveling the NYC subways to high school (wearing one of those lovely Catholic school uniforms, of course). Highly effective against creepy gropers.

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