Saturday, October 17, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of October 12, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Ready for your Sunday browsing - our weekly round-up of favorite links to other web sites, blogs, articles, and images via Twitter.
• "A pearl of a woman....goodness without sin": 16thc. Queen of France Claude de Valois.
• Adventures in chintz: rediscovering the traditional techniques of traditional 18thc. Indian chintz designs.
• A literary history of dot, dot, dot....
• A love story like you see in the movies: Jacob Riis and Elisabeth Gjortz.
• Image: A crowded schoolroom on the Lower East Side, NYC, was photographed in 1890 by Jacob A. Riis.
• The continuing mystery of Edgar Allen Poe's death: nineteen theories.
• The skin she lived in: how a 19thc. physician used the skin of one of his pauper-patients to bind books.
• The haunting human zoo of Paris.
• A visit to the opera in 1886, including a clever place to stash your hat.
• Roaring horses, lame dogs, and the reframing of British veterinary surgery.
• Neighborhood by neighborhood: where to catch cholera in London during the 1832 epidemic.
• A Regency history guide to Stourhead.
Image: This photo is more than 100 years old, yet it still evokes autumn in New England.
• "You little confounded toad": genuine Georgian eccentric Dr. Messenger Monsey.
• Photographer William Whiffin captured early 20thc. London.
• "Wish you were here": the first postcards were introduced 145 years ago.
• Here lies Fluffy: pet obituaries, written by the owners left behind.
Image: You could still find your way around central Cambridge using this 440 year old map.
• An economic history of leftovers.
• London's clothing streets, from Boot Street to Whalebone Court.
• The story behind the Irish flag.
Image: Delicious embroidered details on an 18thc. gentleman's waistcoat.
Fire prevention through history.
• Jess, the whiskey-loving mare, 1829.
• Nine trendy words that are older than you think.
Image: We can relate: Christina Rosetti's reaction to having her poetry reviewed in The Times, as drawn by her brother Dante Gabriel Rosetti, 1862.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Unknown said...

As much as I adore Lucy Maud Montgomery's writing, she occasionally reverts far to much to the dot dot dot. Very irritating!

Hels said...

Many thanks to thestreetnames blog. I knew all the interesting street names and their roles, and I knew about the fairs, but I had the dates quite wrong.

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