Saturday, May 20, 2017
Breakfast Links: Week of May 14, 2017
• The secret, scandalous life of the English country house.
• From a 19thc grocery shelf: the phenomenal promises of Hostetter's Bitters.
• The many reinventions of Winchester Castle's great hall.
• Dress up: what we lost in the casual revolution.
• Online exhibition: Charlotte Bronte: ten letters and a fictional fantasy.
• Orreries in time of war.
• In 1928, five African American women began a 250 mile cycling journey from Washington, DC to New York.
• Video: The Queen Victoria Statue, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
• When the South Bronx was the 18thc mini-kingdom of the Morris family, self-made American aristocrats.
• Ten dangers of Georgian London.
• The mysterious death of 1920s movie star Thelma Todd.
• Charles Hamilton Houston: the man who killed Jim Crow.
• Image: An early 17thc Dutch barmaid, from the AlbumAmicorum of Michael van Meer.
• 'Lovers Leap' in Derbyshire.
• One of George Washington's spies, Nathan Hale, taught in this one-room schoolhouse.
• Five pioneering women behind the camera during World War Two.
• The letters between Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his muse Fanny Cornforth are now online to read.
• Video: New York State wants us all to plan an Equal Rights summer road trip, and we're totally on board.
• Splash it on: a brief history of aftershave.
• Child labor exposed: the photographic legacy of Lewis Hine.
• The dramatic life and mysterious death of Theodosia Burr, Aaron Burr's only surviving legitimate child.
• Dorothy Wordsworth: writer, sister, and amanuensis.
• Identity of a young girl buried 140 years ago in San Francisco finally discovered.
• Just for fun: Jane Eyre, the emails.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection