Saturday, February 13, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of February 8, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Revealing the truth about 18thc women's necklines.
Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole's eccentric house that inspired the Gothic Revival.
• How daylight shaped the worklives of 16th-17thc people.
• Twenty-four Old English words we should start using again.
• Tracking down an early 19th London tailor's family and his shop.
Image: "Better than a dog" but "less money for books": Charles Darwin's 1838 list of reasons for and against marrying.
Breakfast with John Adams.
Medieval challenges: how do you put a torc around your neck?
• How LACMA added this rare surviving zoot suit to its collections.
Image: This headstone is the definition of a "badass."
• The first known fencing master in America was a Black man who escaped slavery.
• In search of Queen Victoria's voice.
• Restoration of Roman tunnels gives a slave's eye view of Caracalla Baths.
• The full story of the body (and severed head) of Charles I.
• "Dear Rosey": an 18thc British soldier far from home seeks help from his wife.
Image: There is so much to love about this 19th headline.
• Ever-evolving toyland: Barbie's lurid past in the 1940s as a sexy German call girl.
• When pyjamas ruled the fashion world.
Image: Yanks in Germany want more books.
• How an 1830s children's magazine taught the hard truths of slavery.
• The funeral of Queen Jane Seymour.
• New exhibition highlights "plus-size" garments across four centuries.
• A cheerier version of the Depression years, in hyper-bright postcards of recreatio spots.
Image: Ornate Victorian public toilet.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

We love fancy or impressive looking loos, don't we ? :)

Karen Anne said...

Barbie - that's hysterical.

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