Saturday, March 16, 2013

Breakfast Links: Week of March 11, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Happy St. Patrick's Day! To start your day, we're offering the freshest of Breakfast Links – our fav twitter links of the week linking you to articles, blog posts, web sites, videos, and photos you won't want to miss.
• A bit o' emerald green for St. Patrick's Day in this 1880s bonnet.
• Educating your daughter: a guide to English boarding schools for girls, 1814.
• From horses to motorcars: the 145-year-old New York City gas station that started out as a blacksmith's shop.
• "I am so provoked at this last piece of malice - that I am not fit to write a line." Lord Bryon, Lady Melbourne, & Caro, 1813.
Long-lost violin played by the bandleader as the Titanic sank miraculously reappears.
• A great, evocative short film of Peterborough Cathedral.
• The history of a London house through nearly three centuries of its wallpapers.
• Wonder Women: Flickr set of ordinary Manchester women turned vigilante suffragists, c 1913.
• The first Wild One: the genesis of the classic motorcycle jacket.
• A notice for presentation of the 3930 lb cheese, c. 1860s.
• "Primarily drinking British gin" and other things that will land you in an 18th c. asylum.
• Early vintage photographs with painted studio backdrops.
• America's professional slave gardeners: raising food and flowers.
• How looser corsets helped women get the right to vote.
• The Master of Ceremonies in a Georgian assembly room.
• Keomata, the Japanese cat-demon with supernatural powers.
• Little saloon on the prairie: new angles on heritage tourism.
• Useful lines from 17th c. courtship: "The stars borrow light from your radiant eyes."
• Cleaning the 2000+ books at Montacute House.
• Eighteen obsolete words that never should have gone out of style.
Capturing hearts, from a manuscript c. 1500.
• Eggs Newberg, plus paper napkins and ketchup on the table: dining with the stars at Hearst Castle.
• Charlotte Bronte's miniature literary handiwork.
• What did Anne Boleyn really look like?
Problem servants, 1859.
• "I must declare candidly that your company is not by any means agreeable to me": love and break-up letters from 1798.
• Truly bizarre photo from c 1904: President Taft astride a buffalo.
• What do you do with a drunken Pilgrim? Mayflower was stocked with beer, wine, cider, & spirits.
• Langston Hughes collected these cards advertising rent parties in Harlem in the 1940s-50s.
• One of the perils of delivering newspapers in 1774 - being washed away with your horse.
• A selection of Victorian jokes. Really.
• Medieval plague victims unearthed in City of London.
• Vintage photographs of early 20th c. St. Patrick's Day parades in New York City.
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Deana Sidney said...

Thanks for the nod ladies! Hearst was surely an interesting character. There is something endearing about putting ketchup on the table with paper napkins in such a setting!

Anna said...

Especially good set! You've such a flair for catching the interesting. Honoured to be included, as always.

curator said...

Thank you again for the great pleasure of being a Link, and in wonderful company!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Another great sampling of history!

Rachel said...

Obsolete words, what a crack up. That was worth a wonderful little chuckle!

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