Saturday, April 21, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of April 16, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Served up fresh for your weekend delight: our favorite links of the week to other blogs, web sites, video clips, and articles, collected from around the Twitterverse.
• Annie Miller, that scandalous stunner, immortalized by the Pre-Raphaelites.
• Madame Jeanne Guyon: the Accused Witch Who Defied King Louis XIV.
Titanic survivor Eleanore Widener lost her husband & son - but left many legacies in their honor.
• Painted out of history: the abdication crisis & a doctored portrait of Edward VIII.
• How cool is this Victorian tattoo'd lady?
• A long-"lost" letter from Paul Revere to his wife Rachel rediscovered, preserved.
• From Civil War drummer boy to Titanic passenger: the fascinating & full life of Frank Millet.
• Aaron Burr describes the flogging of the "impertinent" ship's steward by the "good-natured Captain on his voyage from England to America.
• The death of Anne Boleyn: a correspondent writes to Elizabeth I.
• What an 18th c gentleman packed in his trunk for a journey.
• The 1912 Little Theatre (aka the Helen Hayes Theater) remains the smallest in the NYC theater district.
• This week in 1906: the San Francisco earthquake: rare color photos of the damage.
• Portrait of legendary 18th c transvestite Chevalier D'Eon discovered, identified.
• Would you believe there's still an outhouse in NYC?
• Thomas Jefferson's "Maccaroni" machine with instructions for making pasta.
• Murder of suicide? The strange death of the Earl of Essex, 1683.
• Historic Dress of the Day: dinner dress, 1910-1912.
• Ancient staute depicts female gladiator.
Parisians in 1842: The Upper Class.
• Sweet history: Domino cakes and Battenburg cakes.
• Hair apparent: false hair caps & the mysterious world of 19th c hair anxiety.
• Keeping women happy in the workplace, 1943.
• Photographs by C.A. Matthews from 1912 show daily life in Spitalfields, London (look closely for the Titanic announcement)


Cyranetta said...

The link for the death of Anne Boleyn leads to the Paul Revere letter.

On a positive look, the "Breakfast Links" post is one of the highlights of my online week.

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Cyranetta - Sorry for the mixed-links! Paul & Anne are suitably separated now, with the proper links in place.
Thanks for letting me know - I try to double-check as I'm putting these posts together, but sometimes they (or is it I?) do get confused. :)

nightsmusic said...

Wonderful links this morning! This is my best time of the week.

Frank Millet's story was so sad. It especially made an impact considering we went to the Titanic exhibition yesterday. I was a bit disappointed actually, but that's a post for another time.

The hair cap is very cool! I can see perhaps why there isn't anything at the crown though. Maybe it was a piece worn in public and as such, the wearer would have had some sort of hat or cotton cap on and that would have covered the crown. Rather than spend money where it wasn't needed, only the visible areas might have been done.

Theory, I know, but I think plausible.

Thanks for another great round of links.

heritagestitchery said...

Sunday morning treat..So many of the
links get added to my favorites...
The Spitafields entry is captivating
Thank you, Ladies, for keeping history alive.

Mystica said...

I went to a few of the links - the Anne Boleyn letter, the Battenberg cake, the transvestite!! such interesting links. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Eleanore Widener was my ancestress. So cool to see her legacy in your links!

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