Saturday, June 10, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of June 5, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• The radical history of a bed sheet.
• Puritan justice: Ruth Read (aka Rebekah Rogers) charged with "whorish and adulterous carriage."
• Saving by her corset: feminine fashion foils the fiend.
• The graceful and manly pastime of skating on artificial ice...in1841.
John Adams and the "Art of lying together."
Mustache cups, designed to keep 19thc tea-drinkers' whiskers dry.
• Download the first issue of The Journal of Dress History for free.
Image: A beautiful sarcophagus for a pet bird, 1874.
• Emily Dickinson's handwritten recipe for coconut cake hints at how baking figured into her creative process.
• "Meeting our humane and gracious sovereign": what was expected of royalty in times of disaster?
Regency fashion: men's breeches, pantaloons, and trousers.
• "The Flower of Battle": an Italian fighting manual, c1410.
Image: A plate from the monogrammed dinner service commissioned from Spode by Charles Dickens, 1869.
• Meet Bertha Benz, the woman behind Mercedes Benz.
Knitting as a useful means of transmitting coded messages during wartime.
• Fightin' Femmes: unmasking comic book super-heroines.
• The story behind an extraordinary series of 19thc crime scene drawings.
Image: A 1924 spangled velvet bathing costume by Lanvin.
• The Grand Tour as a rite of passage faded away as England began to turn in upon itself during Napoleon's time.
• False burials and dangerous water: Whit Sunday in Irish folklore.
• Unique fans related to 18thc historical events.
• How textile conservator Virginia Jarvis Whelan helped repair the tent used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War.
• Seven things you probably didn't know about Selfridges, the historic London department store.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Anonymous said...

An especially rich mix of stories this week. I look forward to your links every week. Thank you ladies!

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