Saturday, June 22, 2013

Breakfast Links: Week of June 17, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Served up fresh for you! Weekly round-up of our fav links to other blogs, web sites, images, and articles, all gathered for you from the Twitterverse.
• The Ackermann ledgers at Coutts, 1811-1820.
• A woman at Waterloo.
• Where's were in Jane Austen: mapping the novels.
• What do sunglasses have to do with syphilis? A brief history of tinted spectacles.
Elizabethan child actors forcibly snatched from street, and threatened into performing.
• Incredible mobster images from the private files of a 1930s NYPD detective.
• Traditional 18th c. teatime treats: Sally Lunn and tea cakes.
Tipping after a country house part: advice from society hostess Lady Troubridge, 1939.
• The world's oldest banknote, a piece of art.
• Inspired by Venetian lace: the exquisite 17th c carving of Grinling Gibbons.
• Edith Garrud, the Jujitsu Suffragette.
• A "lithe-limbed Diana, chaste goddess of the hunt" is golden once again in Philadelphia.
• For the summer solstice: solving Stonehenge.
• A "cursed" opal ring given to the King of Spain by a jilted beauty - how many did it kill?
• The ever-popular pomegranate motif.
• Obaysch, probably the first hippopotamus to be seen in England since prehistoric times.
• Birmingham's oldest structure: the 300-year-old Zigzag Bridge.
• Never put the bottle on the table: the origins of catsup, ketchup, or kitchup.
• Flavoring butter through a cow's diet: 19th c. garlic butter.
• What did Revolutionary War soldiers carry in their pockets?
• Lily-white hands and scarlet gowns: formulas in British traditional ballads.
• Another history myth (or truth) involving Mary, Queen of Scots, and gold caddies.
Caricatures of Victorian London by Thomas Onwhyn.
Waterloo mare for sale, and a court-martial for "scandalous & infamous conduct, unbecoming the character of an officer & a gentleman."
• When Henry Flagler's stylish Park Avenue mansion was razed in 1953, the carved teak paneling went to a cinder block ranch house.
• How the other half lives: documenting the underbelly of New York City in the 1890s.
• Vintage photos of dads and their kids, from 1840s to 1960s.
• Love the motif on this mid-nineteenth century gentleman's vest.
Scottish shops and shopkeeping in the 18th c.
• How mauve was her garment: a history of the mania for mauve and the synthetic dye industry.
• Worth exploring: wonderful tumblr devoted to Victorian and Edwardian entertainers.
• A soldier's story of the Siege of Vicksburg from Osborn H. Oldroyd.
• The disappearance of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, an American phenomenon.
• Bad science convicted the cook: Eliza Fenning and the case of the poisoned dumplings.
• Capturing the majesty of Niagara Falls on 19th c. wallpaper.
• Newly digitized 1893 volume online: women who disguised themselves as men to join the army.
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a prominent link to my Ackermann post, I wondered where the sudden spike in hits had come from!

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