Saturday, January 14, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Served up fresh: our weekly offering of Breakfast Links. Our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, collected from around the Twitterverse.
A Few Renaissance Lap Dogs:
• 1760 NYC mansion with unparalleled history lost forever.
• New Exhibtion on Princess Charlotte, The Forgotten Princess, to be held at Royal Pavilioni Brighton
• The dangers of drinking from 1682, illustrated with some entertaining original woodcuts
• Fashions of First Ladies, a real trove online:
• Scandalous end to a love triangle: Edith Thompson & Frederick Bywaters hanged 9 Jan 1923
• One of the most beautiful books in the Folger Library: c1900 artists' book of Midsummer Night's Dream:
• In Pictures: The history of London Zoo
• "Horsecakes", a 19th c American gingerbread treat (w/recipe):
• Some Tudor and Stuart portraits are pure fashion moments:
• In Sept 1774, Abigail Adams worries about rumors of a slave uprising in Massachusetts:
• In search of London's execution sites
• Neat website about the role of American women in WWI: The Heiress Corps -
• Gorgeous gilded Leather wall-hangings
• Early Am. prison escape artist Daniel Wilson, born in Bellingham 1749, hanged in Providence 1774:
• A designer bag from Leonardo da Vinci?:
• Anna and the Librarian: An American Civil War tale involving the St. Louis Mercantile Library :
• Charming family sketches by Queen Victoria - revealed after 150 years
• Brest's Coffee-House, 1773 - what did 18th c gentleman want from a fine coffee house?:
• The card game Speculation - as mentioned by Jane Austen & etc, & enjoying a brief vogue 200 yrs ago.
• Linen day dress attributed to Paul Poiret, circa 1912,


nightsmusic said...

Finally got through all the links today.

The book is absolutely gorgeous! I so envy people who can paint with watercolors and that is just stunning. But the thing that impressed me most with these links was Victoria's talent! She was really very good. Just think, if she hadn't been queen, she could have made a living as an artist ;o)

HistoryMick said...

Hi Girls,
Love the blog. Have given you a mention on my 'British and Irish Genealogy blog' at (entry for 16th Jan).
Best wishes,

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