Saturday, April 16, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of April 11, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Behind the music: the story of a rare and beautiful three-piece man's court suit.
• Conde Nast to release thousands of unpublished fashion photographs from its archives of Vogue and Vanity Fair.
The hidden history of maps made by women.
• Why slaves' graves matter.
Women's work: depictions of idealized women and labor on paper currency.
• The amazing story of Dorothy Levitt, holder of the world's first water speed record.
Image: Now this is a regal signature - zoom into see the signature of Elizabeth I.
Midwives, abortion, and the Offenses Against the Person Act of 1861.
• You don't want to know: the mystery of "French kid" gloves, 1858.
• Microbiologists find Hannibal's route through the Alps, a crossing made 2,000 years ago.
• Joseph Crouch: "a Body Snatcher since a child."
• After 36 years of hunting, archivists finally found the Wright Brothers' airplane patent.
Marbled madness.
• The mysterious Thelma X and the struggle of black domestic workers.
Image: "The Dinner Horn" a wood engraving by illustrator and artist Winslow Homer.
Fifteen characters by Charles Dickens with really silly names.
• At the center of a difficult and contested marriage: Ingeborg of Denmark, a 12thc Queen of France.
• Photographs of a vanishing world: the disappearing post offices of the rural South.
• Graves with a view: exploring the picturesque burial grounds of the Isle of Mull.
• New insight into Shakespeare's life revealed through scientific analysis of his will.
Image: From 1874: train schedules were much more complicated to decipher before time was standardized.
• A favorite topic of ours: Queen Victoria was NOT the first bride to wear white.
• The English earthquake of 1580 had a moral and religious dimension that far outweighed the damage it caused.
• The peculiar history of celebrity dolls.
Poisons, potions, and charms in Shakespeare's plays.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Annette Naish said...

I hate to admit this -----I read the emails I receive from you and then I have to check on a link or search for some obscure information. Y'all have reminded me of what the internet can be ----a never ending search for information - fun - entertainment and just generally a terrific place to be. Ladies, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I am sure that the dust in the corners of my home will not really suffocate me. Maybe I need to check on the internet to see.

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