Saturday, September 1, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of August 27, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012
It may be the last unofficial week of summer, but we still have a bumper crop of Breakfast Links for you - our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, photographs, and articles you won't want to miss.
• Vintage photos of bathing machines, c 1900.
• How dandies looked: men's hair styles at the turn of the 19th c.
• Dress off the shoulders, hair hanging loose: Prince Albert's favorite portrait of Queen Victoria.
• Adventures of Stubby, heroic dog of WWI.
• London's burning...fires, fear, and insurance in the 1700s.
• The truth about 19th c. hair receivers.
• In 1788 letter, Thomas Jefferson is very particular about his pasta mold.
• The Leatherman, mysterious wanderer in 19th c New England.
• Why has the reputation of Florence Nightingale fallen while that of Mary Seacole has risen so rapidly?
• The perils of drinking, c 1700.
• Fair Rosamund! A medieval royal mistress whose legend extended into the 17th c and beyond.
• The challenge of a "smart society woman" in 1901: the impossibility of dressing on only £1000 a year.
• Extraordinary list of things to take to a picnic in Annapolis, MD, 1754.
• The Crusader's Bride: the life of 12th c. Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of England.
• Finding Shakespeare's Forest of Arden.
• Among New York City's hundreds of statues of heroes and statesmen proudly stands Ralph Kramden.
• The wife is less than pleased: couple discover 33-foot-deep hole dug in the middle ages beneath their sofa.
• Early 20th c factory girls and boys, photographed by Lewis Wickes Hine.
Posset, a drink of wine and milk, used to be drunk in posset pots.
• How Cleopatra's Needle was transported over the sea to London.
• No one could resist Sarah..." The short, tempestuous life of 19th c artist's model Sarah Brown.
Tudor women united: birth, misogyny, and female space.
• Happy birthday, Mary Shelley, born this week in 1797: her scientific inspiration for Frankenstein.
• Several not-so-plain 18th c brown chintz gowns.
• Love on the range: the true story of a 19th c cowboy.
• Joyful celebration of color: the Royal Pavilion in Brighton in watercolors by John Nash.
• Breathtaking: the angel roof at Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk, c 1445.
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Sarah Waldock said...

May I just say that if anyone goes to Wymondham to look at the angel roof [there are other angel roofs with double hammer beams at Grundisburgh and Ipswich St Margaret's] please don't ask the way to Why-mond-ham. Nobody will know where you mean. it's Windam, same as Happisburgh is Haysboro'.
Alas Stiff Key is now being pronounced as the many tourists will have it, instead of the original Stookey, and Chelmondiston is know by its dormitory inhabitants as Chelmo and is no longer Chumston.

Kaye said...

This is so great - now I know what that strange thing is in my great grand mothers dresser set I have. A Hair Receiver !!!

Love your blog, ladies!

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