Saturday, November 12, 2016

Breakfast Links: Week of November 7, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
Prize money: frigates, treasure, and Jane Austen.
• The heroines of 19thc cookboooks.
Kissed against her will: a Victorian case of assault and abuse of power.
• Mesmerizing video via drone of the mist rolling off the cliffs on the Dorset coast.
Image: Women fishing next to a Studebaker "Big Six" touring car, 1919.
• American child brides and the dangers of underage sex.
• The unique beauty of Dante Gabriel Rosetti.
Extreme bagpiping situations, from Antarctica to the Beaches of D-Day.
• A metal detectorist finds a 15thc gold ring.
• Sophia Smith's 1818 sampler, made in Connecticut.
• How Emma Hamilton brought ancient Greek fashion to 18thc Europe.
Image: Gold brooch, c1860-80, depicting a wyvern, a winged two-legged dragon with a barbed tail.
• When Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe met, and Dickens' pet raven inspired Poe's poem.
• Evanion, the Royal Conjurer, plays with fire.
• In 1798, nascent party politics turned George Washington's birthday into a political headache for John Adams.
• The Jersey City devil.
Image: In praise of doodling! This doodle of a fool was drawn by artist Hans Holbein in the margin of a book in 1515.
• "On being over-fond of animals", 1765.
• Casket couture? Fashions for the grave, 1915.
• More than just a soundtrack: drums, bugles, and bagpipes in the Seven Years War.
• Was the color green fashionable in the 18thc?
Image: Just for fun: more proofreader marks.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Caecilia Dance said...

Thanks for sharing my post! I always enjoy your selection of breakfast links as well!

KittyinVA said...

I left a note for the author of Fashions from the Grave, which was utterly fascinating. However, the dresses shown were from the 1905-ish period rather than the 1915 date they give for the catalog. I wonder if they misread the date. Anyway, a great week of Breakfast Links as always!

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