Saturday, May 12, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of May 7, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Served up fresh for your weekend delight: our favorite links of the week to other blogs, web sites, photographs, and articles, collected from around the Twitterverse.
• Fancy Edwardian folk in fancy dress: photos from the Duchess of Devonshire's 1897 Diamond Jubilee Ball.
Lady Mary Montagu and the Destroying Angel.
• Indecent Lifting & Heaving.
• This is wonderfully charming: Pres Theodore Roosevelt writes a letter with illustrated fable to his 3 yr old son, 1890.
• Bringing on the sauce: 18th c rise of exotic sauces & condiments.
• Ode to kinder, cleaner, less jingly times: Victorian change packets, from shopkeepers with (self-promoting) love.
• Panel embroidered by Mary, Queen of Scots, shows cat & mouse; may be a symbolic allusion to her situation.
• Stolen: Severed, mummified (and of course haunted) hand of 18th c gambler who cheated at whist.
• Faulkner's Street Cries show London working life, 1902.
• How 1920s undergarments aided in the changing silhouette of fashion.
• The grand 1883 Metropolitan Opera House demolished in 1967 despite passionate appeals.
Burnt Custard, 18th c tasty cousin to creme brulee: recipes from Mary Randolph.
Abraham Lincoln's funeral in New York, with amazing photographs.
• Country house amenities: cleaning.
• You've used the word, but bet you've never seen one for real. A Juggernaut, or Hindu Temple Car.
• Find work a pain? Gain some perspective with this look at life in a Victorian women's prison.
• Excellent sleuthing regarding that disputed portrait that may (or may not) be Jane Austen.
• Oh, those leg o' mutton sleeves! Elegant black faille formal dress, c 1895.
• Reconciling harem-pants with the grim reality of the Civil War: Zouaves.
• New interactive map project shows how long it took to travel between ancient Roman cities.
• Exploring the abandoned hospital complex on Ellis Island - and what can be done to save it.
Alice Paul, Champion of Woman Suffrage.
• Beautiful & intricately embroidered late-17th c box, includes special compartment for Boscobel Oak acorn.
• From celebrations for Queen Victoria: Jubilee Cakes and Ale.
• Don't know HOW we missed this earlier! Booty: Bravest of the Brave (warning: Royal Navy nudity *g*.)


Donna Seger said...

Thanks for including me in this impressive list, ladies, and Happy Mother's Day to both of you and yours...

Giselle La Pompe-Moore said...

Thanks for the inclusion on this wonderful list!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Late getting to read through the sites, but once again a wonderful list. I particularly enjoyed the London criers and street scenes, and the Metropolitan Opera history. But so many were really captivating.

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