Saturday, March 11, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of March 6, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• One woman's Boston Tea Party.
• The Great War, and great changes for women.
Avis Clarke: a female pedlar, or chapman, 1624.
• Benedict Arnold's phantom duel.
• Did Jane Austen become virtually blind because of arsenic poisoning?
Image: Pugs are just a millennial obsession: illustration from Strand Magazine, 1892.
Ada Lovelace, the first tech visionary.
• The ideal American home, c1841 according to Catharine Beecher.
Taking the waters at Buxton in 1800.
• How dishabille in 18thc portraits symbolized female empowerment.
• Springing forward into Daylight Savings Time with Uncle Sam, 1918.
Image: Suffragettes outside the Kennington Oval Cricket Ground, 1908.
• How did corsets evolve into girdles?
• In the years following World War One, women took to the skies, pushing the limits of what was possible.
Martha Washington, the first First Lady.
• A lazy but tasty recipe for Regency-era lemonade.
Image: The wallpaper from Emily Dickinson's bedroom.
Spices for the 18thc kitchen.
• The suffragette and fascist Mary Richardson and the Rokeby Venus in the National Gallery.
• An upmarket new suburb for London in the late 17thc: the development of St. James's.
Image: Just for fun: 1970s men in jumpsuits.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

Thank you. Re women's clothes in WW1, it is important to argue that if the war accelerated Edwardian-inspired modernisation, fashion also reflected profound anxiety about women’s liberation from 1914 on.

We rarely see that analysis elsewhere.

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