Saturday, April 4, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of March 30, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Fresh for your weekend reading - our weekly round-up of fav links to other blogs, articles, images, and websites, collected for you via Twitter.
• Cards with cut-out faces advertised the 18th c. French coiffure.
• Last vestiges of early London, drawn and engraved c. 1800 by John Thomas Smith.
• Inside out: images from a fashion exhibition at Kent State University feature the inside view of clothing of the past.
• London before the Great Fire: John Thomas Smith's 18th c. images recored lost London.
• A charted guide to name-calling: Zelda Fitzgerald called Ernest Hemingway "a pansy with hair on his chest."
Image: Suffragette banner at Museum of London lists names of hunger-striking prisoners.
• A papyrus of Homer was used as toilet paper.
• Women and restaurants in 19th c. America.
• Turbulent Londoners: writer, feminist, and early trade unionist Clementina Black.
• A trend in 19thc-early 20thc seed-selling: women-owned businesses.
• Eighteenth century knives and scissors sharpened.
• Seventeenth century recipe: "to make lemmon cakes."
Image: Typology of 18th c. Wedgewood buckles.
• Planning an 18th c. garden with Martha Daniell Logan (1704-1779), South Carolina Gardener & Teacher.
• Sweden's traditional Easter witches.
• Carrie Marcus Neiman: a pioneer in ready-to-wear clothing.
• The creation of London's first great docks in the early 19th c.
Napoleon and the Marquis de Lafayette.
• Photos of Bohemian partiers in New York's Greenwich Village, 1910-1920.
• The elopement of Lady Elizabeth Howard, 1793.
Image: Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC from a 1934 postcard.
• How Grandpa got his LOLs: how people did April Fools pranks before the internet.
• The weird abandoned domes of Casa Grande, Arizona.
• Mourning jewelry: remembering the dearly departed.
Image: Gold-heeled wedding boots, 1873.
• London's oldest hot cross buns for Good Friday.
• "Look'd like milk": breast-milk substitutes among captives in New England's 18th c. borderlands.
• The English diplomat who signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783 was known for singular dress and lack of stockings.
• Napoleon, or the "Corsican Monster" in early 19thc. British propaganda.
• F.Scott Fitzgerald's first draft of The Great Gatsby.
• Twelve buildings still in use today that were built during the time of Richard III.
• Anyone can write like Jane Austen...with the Jane Austen font!
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Hels said...

The mourning jewellery is amazing. I do not like the skeletons and skulls. But as your blogger said, a lighter rococo style became fashionable, reflecting changing attitudes towards death and a greater focus on emotion in mourning. Thank goodness! The ideal of pearls representing tears was clever - I had not heard of that before.

Lynn Mally said...

I too am a nerdy history girl!I wrote the post on Carrie Marcus, which first appeared on my blog, You might want to take a look--it is about older women (50+) and dress from 1900 to now.

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