Saturday, May 27, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• The education of women: in 1735, this article argued that women were more "adapted" for learning than men.
Brown Bess: musket or mistress?
George Washington's presidential desk, now inside NYC's city hall.
• For fans of Marie-Antoinette: twenty-five essential travel destinations.
Image: Delightful piggy rattle from Cyprus, C3rdBC.
• What "colonial kitchens" say about America.
Mary Anning, the "greatest fossilist the world ever knew," born this week in 1799.
• The ultimate list of wonderfully specific museums.
Image: Notable telegram from Eleanor Roosevelt to Gypsy Rose Lee, 1959.
• "Would you mind imprisoning my wife?": infamous letters from the archives of the Bastille.
• The startlingly modern photographs of 19thc pioneers David Hill and Robert Adamson.
• A brief history of hearing aids.
• Defying convention and marrying for love in the 15thc: Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford and Countess Rivers.
Image: Martha Washington's 1797 response to Abigail Adams' request for advice on being First Lady.
• The ten best paintings of lace.
• The Leicester Square panorama, opened in May, 1793, gave Londoners their first taste of virtual reality.
• Beautiful miniature books worth straining your eyesight to see.
• Exploring the long-gone streets of old London.
• From high style architecture to the humblest of houses: surveying America's built environment.
• A walking tour of 1767 New York City, using 18thc maps.
• A documented interracial marriage in Georgian England.
• Not history, but we these librarians are true warriors in their neighborhood.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Lucy said...

I think the Times Literary Supplement had better check their sources on the supposed tragedy of De Latude's imprisonment. A quick read of Wikipedia on the subject of Jean Henri Latude shows an outrageous con artist who made repeated escapes from his prisons, ended up in the Bastille because no other facility could contain him, and died rich after victimizing a considerable number of people. Not quite the stuff of which cases of injustice are made, unless you count Latude's victims.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if that telegram was actually from Eleanor Roosevelt, but I certainly hope it was. A sense of humor is required of all great leaders.

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