Saturday, March 10, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of March 4, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Served up fresh: our weekly offering of Breakfast Links! Our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles collected for you from around the Twitterverse.
Nunhead, one of London's "Magnificent Seven" Victorian cemeteries:
• Second of two minor earthquakes causes panic in London,1750.
• The extravagant 1902 carriage house in NYC so large it became a private school.
• Pie Week ends with a classic of the genre: 17th c recipe for pork pie, plus how to pickle walnuts
Rebellious Virginian slave named Violet, executed & her head stuck on a pike as a warning,1780
• When Huckleberry Finn's Pap had the "delirium tremens", this is what he meant, c 1844:
• A churchyard memorial to Tiddles the cat in Fairford, Gloucestershire:
Whitework embroidery, cutwork , & draping embellish this stunning 1870s polonaise bodice:
• How do fabric samples provide a glimpse into the life of a colonial NYC businesswoman?
• The Shoe Project: stories of women who immigrated to Canada & the shoes that mean something to them:
• Le Baron de Besenval (1722–1791), the last commander of the Swiss Guard
• Princess Alexandra's Spinning School -
• Elizabethan clown Richard Tarlton. Part Tommy Cooper, part Marty Feldman & a dash of Lenny Bruce.
• The Boston Massacre in Black, White & Color
• This week in 1812: Lady Caroline Lamb writes anonymous letter to Lord Byron praising poem ‘Childe Harold’.
• 1862 - The true and tragic story of Mary Ramsdale and family
• First-hand account of London clothes rationing during WWII -
• How to make the perfect chair screen, 1850, from Miss Leslie's Ladies' Handbook:
• This is lovely. Good old Pierce Pennilesse: 8 kinds of drunkenness, 1592:
• This week in 1900: 1st plague death occurred in Black Death epidemic in Victorian SF:
• How do you rate as a husband or wife of the 1930s? Take the test and find out:


elena maria vidal said...

Thank you for the link!!

icicle said...

Alas, the last link is to tinyurl and not the 1930's!

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

That bad link to the 1930s spouse-test is fixed now, and there's no excuses for seeing how you'd measure up. :) Thanks for pointing it out to me - sometimes links go kablooey in the process of posting.

Shay said...

Thank you for the link to "The Barbary Plague." I immediately went to Barnes& and bought a copy. Can't wait to start reading about this fascinating part of America's medical history.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

I don't often comment but wanted to tell you that often your links lead me down a long enjoyable rabbit hole to other links and many discoveries. I in turn share many of them with my costume guild. We all appreciate your postings.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Another great collection. Thanks for posting these. I was particularly interested in the case of Mary Ramsey, which led me to another site about Vicorian railways.

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