Saturday, August 15, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of August 9, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015
For your weekend browsing pleasure - our weekly round-up of favorite links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images via Twitter.
The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved 271 years later - including a cover-up by the Admiralty.
• Bathing machines from 18thc. England to early America.
Carriage accidents and remedies in 18th-early19thc.
Video: New England tribal members paddle the largest mishoon - Wampanoag for boat - built in hundreds of years.
• American frontiersman Jim Bowie - before the gaudy legend that made him a history favorite.
• What to wear to a riot in Boston in 1765.
• The hidden 18th-19thc hospital at Bamburgh Castle.
Cannabis discovered in 400-year-old tobacco pipes in William Shakespeare's garden.
Image: The Ball at the Guildhall, held to celebrate the Great Exhibition, 1851, by William Wyld.
• The ruins of Christ Church, Greyfriars, London, and a 14thc. "she wolf."
• How not to have gotten lost touring Georgian Britain - Paterson's Roads would have been the perfect guide.
• As election season heats up and candidates begin misquoting famous historical figures, here's a list of some of the famous things Abraham Lincoln never said.
Bathing in 17th-18thc. Britain and Europe in paintings.
Image: Volcano tourism: taking a sedan chair to the top of Vesuvius in 1906.
• The Roanoke colonists: lost, and now found?
• A very charming, very early sampler (1729) worked by Martha Butler in Boston.
• What do angling and Newgate Prison have in common?
• The pirates of Paternoster Row: ruses and reprints in the 18thc Lady's Magazine, long before copyrights.
Image: Lovely art nouveau shop front by J.S.Corder, 1902, in Ipswich.
• Just grim: Burger King tries to block trademark application for 1,200 year old Book of Kells.
• Pass the port, Dr. Jenner (and plenty of it, too.)
• The lost language of Italian umbrellas & parasols, and the men who made them.
• Why and when did Americans begin to dress so casually?
Image: How did these survive? Fragments of ancient Fraser tartan wore by Fraser of Struy at the Battle of Culloden, 1745.
• Recipe: recreate a loaf of bread from Pompeii, without the unexpectedly high oven temperature.
• Interesting idea for an exhibition: art and artifacts that have been fractured and mended.
• Dead men telling tales: 19thc. gibbet lore.
• The hidden Victorian graffiti of the Tate Modern museum.
Image: Just for fun: the Force was strong with Founders.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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