Saturday, March 23, 2013

Breakfast Links: Week of March 18, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Make our Breakfast Links your weekend browsing treat! Gathered fresh for you from around the Twitterverse: our weekly round-up of fav our tweets to articles, blogs, photographs, & videos that you won't want to miss.
Trelawny at the Royal Court, 1898: looking back at style from the 1860s.
• How Margarete Steiff's elephant pincushions c. 1877 led to famous stuffed toys.
• She was a book nerd as well as a bombshell - Marilyn Monroe had over 400 titles in her personal library.
• Science as needlework, 1811: rare sampler pattern to each 19th c. girls stitchery – and the planets.
Medieval "sticky" notes tucked for centuries inside a schoolbook.
• How the English saw the Irish 250 years ago.
• Who doesn't love a love charm? from the Middle Ages to the Victorian farm.
• Lost dogs in Georgian London.
• Hilda Beatrice Hewlett, Britain's first female aviator.
• Video featuring portrait of John Pelham, West Point-educated Confederate artillery officer.
• Green with envy: how envy has been personified in art.
• Elaborate & elegant diagrammatic writings of an asylum patient, 1870.
• Beautiful and daring 17th c. embroidered jackets, painted by William Larkin.
• That intoxicating pink champagne.
• In defense of gross-out foods, 1707.
• A thing we once could do and now cannot: hang up the phone in a huff.
• Was the fanciest diner in NY once a 1930s hotel ballroom?
• Late 19th c. Irish Volunteers uniform coat.
• Exploring the historic street car tunnels beneath Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.
• "The rioters are proceeding to jail": an anti-body-snatching riot in NY, 1788.
• The East India Company refused sick pay if ill through drink, VD, pitched battle, or voluntary contest.
• When fashion set sail: ships in 18th c. hairstyles were more than a novelty.
• Gruesome axe murder woodcut, 1633.
• Victorian penny-dreadfuls.
Ellen Gates Starr the largely forgotten co-founder of Chicago's Hull House.
• Marital quarrels, 1896.
• Lovely photographs of churchyards of London's East End.
Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt and 14th c. Queen of Portugal.
• How to make an 18th c. cake rise: plenty of "barm"(fermenting froth from brewing ale.)
• The perils of wearing clothes.
• Here's what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago.
• Pictures of the evolution of the NY Driver's License.
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Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

As always, an interesting collection of articles. I enjoy your website so much, I have added it to my links on my new blog, Victorian Scribbles ( )

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