Saturday, March 4, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of February 27, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• A five-minute guide to Callot Soeurs Couture.
• House of cards: the politics of calling card etiquette in 19thc Washington.
Katherine Johnson of NASA: she was a computer when computers wore skirts.
• What digital does: Queen Charlotte online.
Image: A dog who knows how to steal the show.
Marie Antoinette's daily schedule.
• Welcoming in the month: all kinds of march.
• The weaker sex? Violence and the suffragette movement.
• Was Elizabeth Jeffries really a cold-blooded killer of a victim of domestic abuse?
• A guide to commuting in Regency England.
Image: Entrance from Mile End of Whitechapel Turnpike by Thomas Rowlandson, 1798.
• Zoom in on Paul Revere's eye-witness drawing of the Boston Massacre, the only eye-witness drawing.
• Who was Benjamin Tallmadge and what was the Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War?
• It's Shrove Tuesday, so ploughmen should be cooking the cockerel they won from the farmer on Plough Monday.
• James Hatfield, the mysterious would-be assassin of George III.
Thomas Jefferson and the case of the missing letters.
• The now-lost Riding Club was formed in 19thc. New York City so that the wives and daughters of millionaires could ride in fashion - just not be members.
Pancake recipe from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in a 16thc cookbook.
• What a story! Robert Smalls, former slave and Civil War hero.
• Jane Crothers, witness to the Boston Massacre.
Just for fun: Image: Whoa, there, Mrs. Morse. I'm not a Michelin chef.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

Great paper on Calling Card Etiquette which I will add to the students' references. Many thanks. What I did not know was the Chinese origin of the custom.

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