Saturday, March 19, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of March 14, 2015

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Mark my words: the subversive history of women using thread as ink.
• The 1871 cat show at the Crystal Palace.
• The best fashions of the 1940s through the pages of Life magazine.
Image: In 1910 the National Association OPPOSED to Suffrage published this pamphlet outlining their opposition.
• How to find love in the 19thc: valentine writers and flirtation cards.
• How female computers mapped the universe and brought America to the moon.
• How patriot Ethan Allen got married to a Loyalist widow.
Image: Recreation of Helen of Troy's makeup based on 13th BC Mycenaean plaster head.
• The oldest street scene photographs of New York City.
Fanny Eaton, the black Pre-Raphaelite muse that art history forgot.
Mansfield Park at two hundred: in defense of Fanny Price.
• Very rare stockings for a suffragette, embroidered with "Votes for Women."
• Debunking the myth of Scottish slaves.
• The laptops that powered the American Revolution.
• How a word's meaning changes: what could be nicer than nice?
Image: A book of erotic subjects, owned by George IV.
Flora MacDonald: Jacobite or not?
• In the steps of 19thc knitting designer Jane Gaugain.
• The 1830 food riots in Limerick.
• R.K. Rowling interprets the historical tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials as...something else.
Petticoats, busk boards, and pink lightning.
• Online exhibition of objects related to women during World War One.
Image: Kensington Oval suffragettes, 1908.
• Two survivors linked to St. Alban, Wood Street: an old library book and an lonely church tower.
• Psychogeographers' landmark London Stone goes on display at last.
• Remarkable 15thc house and shop for sale in France - but it's a serious handyman's special.
Utopia: nine of the most miserable attempts to create idealized societies.
• Just for fun: Mr. Darcy's shirt is coming to America, and no, you can't try it on.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

When I was writing "Women Against the Vote: 1908-1918" it was a serious analysis of a movement that seemed to be talking nonsense. Whores of Yore was very useful because it was far more specific about stopping women voting than I had seen in published form.

Thanks for the link

Connie said...

I enjoyed the article on the female computers. I am proud to say that my mother was a female computer at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia for her entire career. She worked along with Katherine Johnson doing this work. They were both the same age and good friends. I am delighted to see that these outstanding women are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Katherine Johnson recently received an award from the President. Ms. Johnson is still alive and going strong. Unfortunately, I lost my mother in 1976. I have always been so very proud of her.

Connie Fischer

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