Saturday, October 10, 2015

Breakfast Links: Week of October 5, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Ready for your browsing pleasure - our weekly round-up of fav links to other websites, blogs, articles, and images via Twitter.
• Conserving 19thc. actress Ellen Terry's famous costume embellished with beetle-wings.
• The early 20thc. magician who astounded the world by raising spirits and talking with mummies.
• Who were Anne Bonny and Mary Read, and how did they become pirates?
• The final resting place of the bishops of London.
• The now-forgotten "scribbling woman" who outsold Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Image: Early 20thc. unworn corset still in original box.
• A medieval town and its imported and domestic woollen cloth.
• The Chiswick churchyard where William Hogarth now lies with his neighbors.
• Why ancient Rome matters to the modern world.
• The incredible expandable medieval book.
Image: Brilliantly colored early 20thc. advertising fan.
Scars of war: shrapnel and bomb damage that remain as reminders in modern London.
• The fashion police in 16thc. Italy.
• The paper airplane collector of New York.
• A history (and an ode to) strong women in black turtlenecks.
• Creature feature: centaurs.
Image: Joseph Lister's hearse, 1912.
• A fanciful 1873 cast-iron facade on Broome Street, NYC, features sunflowers.
• This looks like an intriguing one-week exhibition on costume at the University of Washington.
• Ahoy! The English language is chock-a-block with invisible nautical terms.
• Unbuilt London: 19thc. plans for straightening the Thames.
Image: From Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, 1922: "the explosion of pedigreed bunk."
• Feeding the troops: the emotional meaning of food during wartime.
• A very close look at the earthquake repairs to the Washington National Cathedral.
• "I beg to apply for a ticket": Lenin visits the British Library.
• Moptops to Apple Corps: the language of the Beatles.
• Just for fun: Who knew Doc Marten and William Hogarth would become design collaborators?
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

This is my lucky weekend... two posts on Hogarth :)

Firstly Hogarth’s eternal resting place is in the churchyard of St Nicholas, Chiswick, as displayed in Cemetery Club. I love the symbols relating to Hogarth’s life on the tomb.

Secondly a commercial collaboration with the Soane Museum to show Hogarth's Rakes Progress. Nicely done but hmmmmm.

Karen Anne said...

Somehow I thought corsets were longer. Is part missing in some of them?

Liz said...

Thanks for the link to the National Cathedral. My son was a chorister there from 199-2002, then continued on at St. Albans, the boys' school on the Cathedral close. We were back in Canada by the time the quake occurred, and until I visited your link, I was not truly aware of the extent of the damage.

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