Saturday, July 25, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of July 20, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Fresh for your browsing pleasure! Our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, blogs, images, and articles via Twitter.
• Drunk and riotous: troubled and troublesome inebriate Victorian women.
Quality Street: Hugh Thomson's delightful early 20thc. illustrations with Regency settings.
• When did English cooking begin to be viewed as negative?
• Spectacularly vibrant needlework covers this early 18thc. Book of Common Prayer.
Oscar Wilde, the apostle of the beautiful and the Season.
Image: "Give Mother the Vote!" Suffragist drawing by first American female cartoonist, Rose O'Neill.
• Lovely post on traditional Welsh method of carrying babies.
• Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: how news of the Declaration of Independence was spread.
• John Singer Sargent's most intimate portraits are the ones you've never seen.
• That pesky weed under foot is purslane, an 18thc. "superfood."
Image: Actress Thalia Barbarova primps in luxurious satin loungewear, 1925.
• A history in pictures of battledore, shuttlecock, and badminton.
• A beautiful true love story: it began with secret pickles in the 1930s, survived a war, and continues over seventy years later.
• Zoomology: looking into the heart of 40th Street & Sixth Avenue, NYC, 1940.
• A brief history of creepy dolls.
• Three traditional occupations of the night: watchmen, goldfinders, and plague-bearers.
Image: The beautiful medieval vaulting at Peterborough Cathedral.
• The true story behind the giant concrete arrows from the 1920s, still scattered across the rural US.
• An unfinished darning sampler, 1892.
• Reburial of woman in native Ireland highlights 183-year-old mass-murder mystery in Pennsylvania.
Kirby's Eccentric Museum, 1820.
• The ruins of a 13thc. castle guard a broken heart on an island in the Firth of Lorn.
• The early history of Punch, and the "first cartoon."
Image: Just for fun: Renaissance Girl Power!
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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