Saturday, May 14, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of May 9, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Brains plus bonnets equal an historic first: meet Mary Kies, America's first woman to become a patent holder.
• London watermen's steps in Wapping.
• Six lesser-known female pioneers of 19thc photography.
• A brief history of menstruating in outer space.
Knitting for victory: a how-to book of projects for men serving in World War One.
Image: "Have dinner at one, dear": 1897 stereocard shows a dramatized version of the "new woman" and her bicycle.
• Thirsty? Documenting the fresh-water springs and wells that used to be in New York City.
• The Scottish Play and the real Macbeth.
• Early color photographs of Russia from the Library of Congress.
• The 19thc Cherokee Phoenix allowed a people to speak with a newly created voice.
• Enjoy a virtual tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Image: Lady Duff Gordon - also known as the  designer Lucile - fashionably dressed on the deck of the Titanic.
• Dressing the part for Carnival.
• "Summer, sun-brightest": an Anglo-Saxon summer.
• The story of a Rembrandt painting's complicated journey from a basement in New Jersey to the Getty Museum.
• The effulgence of country gardens - on velvet.
• How was Napoleon's death reported by the newspapers?
• The life and death of Mummy Brown.
• Found in Yorkshire: a gold ring, possibly worn by royalty, from the 5th-6thc, and with a sapphire that came from Sri Lanka.
Image: An American woman teaches English busboys how to do the Charleston, 1925.
• No men were allowed at a Puff Pant Prom in the 1920s-30s.
• "Human serpents sent to us by our Mother Country": the transformation of Anthony Lamb, transported convict, 1724.
Dressing up smart for God in the Tudor church.
• Twelve word facts you may not know about cake.
• Explore the photos of old NYC from the New York Public Library with their new free app.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

I can't believe your perfect timing. I will be lecturing on the very different national responses to Napoleon next semester. Like others I am always amazed how one people could have idolised the man and other peoples loathed and despised him.

Thenodore said...

Re: Lady Duff Gordon on the Titanic - no photos taken after the ship departed Queenstown/Cobh are known to have survived/been developed. Possibly the pic was taken in port, but this ship's furnishings as shown hardly look either new or very fresh, and the Titanic's was of course a maiden voyage.

Karen Anne said...

Just in case someone does not follow the menstruating link,
I would not want them to miss this:

Just before Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space, the mission’s male engineers, who took it upon themselves to design a makeup kit for her, asked her how many tampons she’d need for a one-week mission. “Is 100 the right number?” they asked. “No,” Ride answered. “That would not be the right number.”

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