Saturday, June 9, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of June 4, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Here's another serving of our favorite links of the week, highlighting other blogs, web sites, and articles, and all collected for you from around the Twitterverse.
• Celebrating the 1809.
Lament for a 19th c wayward wife: "Perhaps she's gone to Bringham Young, a Mormon saint to be..."
• Lost 1918 NYC "Cadillac Salon" where princes and movie idols bought custom automobile bodies.
• Thomas Jefferson's spectacles.
• Half a million golden buttons, sewn with 31 miles of thread? Why, for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Banner, of course!
• A 1945 dress with highlights of D-Day printed on the fabric.
• You know you want one: Edwardian-style steampunk laptop.
• "Miss Monroe refused to wear underclothes."
• Do you recognize this happy, giggling toddler with her parents? Eighty-four years later, she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.
• The historical truth about General Tso's Chicken, the most popular Hunanese dish in the US.
• Remains of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre unearthed in East London.
• A fabulous find! In 1896, Liverpool Council began to photograph old streets & neighborhoods.
• 180 panorama of inside of the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
• All the animals come to the marriage and coronation of Babar & Celeste: draft for the story of Babar.
• American Civil War hero Alonzo H. Cushing may yet get a Medal of Honor for Gettysburg.
• Be afraid! Poisonous shoes in Paris!
• Edwardian problems with the "depraved" sex life of penguins during Scott's arctic expedition.
• The fascinating (and unexpected) history of a female shipwright.
• History of the humble broom.
• Happy birthday to rather snooty dandy George "Beau" Brummell, born this week in 1778.
• Watch your step! 19th c San Francisco tombstones wash up on Ocean Beach.
• Beautiful and unusual. One of the earliest surviving tarot card sets is the Visconti Tarot Deck.
• A fine perambulation: strollers & prams through history.
Wartime swimsuits hit the beaches.
• The Etiquette of Appropriate Dress, 1900.
Lace and needlework charts from 1587.
• This cross-dressing squirrel was a stylish & popular fashion plate in the 1940s.
Georgian ices: pictures & recipes.
• A time-capsule, untouched for 70 years. Paris apartment vacated before WWII, unentered since.

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Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Some really good ones! Enjoyed the Paris mystery, but also the pic of Elizabeth as a toddler, and Liverpool's old street photos, the cadillac salon, the etiquette of tea party dress, just to mention a few.

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