Saturday, May 26, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of May 21, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012
It may be a holiday weekend, but we're still serving up a fresh serving of our favorite links of the week to other blogs, web sites, photographs, and articles, collected from around the Twitterverse.
• The distinctions of the Regency dandy.
• Hear a 120-year-old voice: Lord Tennyson reads The Charge of the Light Brigade in 1890.
Recovered bracelet is symbol of eternal bond for WWII war widow.
Dior's 'New Look' and the photograph that launched a thousand misconceptions.
• Love this: "There are some Errata's in the Book, but the Writer says he is too lazie to give you a Note of them."
• Portraits of singer Billy Holliday, 1946-48.
Shakespeare's last descendant: his grand-daughter, David Garrick, and a mulberry tree.
• Love the delicious 18th c - it witnessed the birth of the taco!
• Preparing for the Jubilee? Check out this gallery of the best of the Queen's hats.
• Louisa May Alcott imagines the sequel to Little Women.
• The vulva goes on a medieval pilgrimage. Really.
• Mad Urbanism: Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris.
• An old Civil War soldier faces an image from his youth, fifty years later.
• Advice from Ernest Hemingway on how to live comfortably in Paris on $1,000 a year.
• Mark Twain's sarcastic response to his books being removed from children's section of Brooklyn Public Library.
• Charles Dicken's fascination with "fallen women", and the safe home he created for them.
• London crime lord Jonathan Wild, thief-taker and receiver of stolen goods, hung this week in 1725.
• Abigail Adams writes home to America about the fashions in London, 1786.
• Embroidered blue velvet latchet shoes, c1660, reputedly worn by Lady Mary Stanhope to court of Charles II.
• Presented by HM Queen Elizabeth: Queen Victoria's journals and diaries now on-line.
Illuminated manuscript cookies.
• Imagine heading to the beach in this 19th c wool bathing costume.
• Georgian cookery: To make a Cheshire Pork Pie: 18th c recipe, plus 21st c version & video.
• Discovering the plants inside and outside the garden walls of the Unicorn Tapestries.

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KittyinVA said...

Hi! I'm quite interested in reading about the Heaven and Hell clubs in the 19th c., but the link doesn't work. I thought you'd want to know. I look forward to your blog everyday! BTW, do you think you'll get to CW while Lyze from The Ornamented Being is working as an apprentice at the Margaret Hunter shop? I'm sure her blog will be quite interesting - hot steamy VA summer compared to England! Thanks for this wonderful blog. Kathie

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Hmmm...I just tried the link, and it worked for me. Sometimes different servers don't like the shortened URL's, so here it is un-shortened. Do not wish to deny anyone access to the Heaven & Hell Clubs! :)

Do you have a link to Lyze's blog? I'd be curious to read her experiences in the Hunter shop, one of my fav places. "Steamy" doesn't begin to describe a Tidewater summer; I generally try not to visit then, waiting until it's cooler in the fall. But you never know - I may not be able to resist the siren call of CW....

KittyinVA said...

Thanks for your reply, Susan. Being a Virginian, born and bred, I can give details on the hideous summers here - especially now that I've reached that "certain age" where we ladies not only glow, we go up in flames!

I am terrible with this computin' machine, so I can only tell you to google The Ornamented Being for Lyze's blog. She also has one called The Mended Soul which details her trials and tribulations with sewing costumes. She's a smart, talented young lady and I wish her, and you, well!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Another great selection! I particularly liked Tennyson reading; Mark Twain's letter to the librarian; and the chance to read Queen Victoria's journals. Wow. All are bookmarked. :-)

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