Saturday, September 30, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of September 25, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Patient hero: John Henry and the earliest American account of post-traumatic stress.
Margaret Hamilton, the woman who put a man on the moon.
• The wedding feast of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, and Isabel of Portugal, 1429.
James Leman and the ravishing silk designs he created in 18thc Spitalfields.
• One of history's most reproduced "wallflowers": 19thc beauty, muse, and opera singer Lina Cavilieri.
Image: A large, rare, and exquisite 17thc lady's needle lace toilette.
• The storied 18thc romance of Lady Frankland, born a fisherman's daughter, may not be the idealized fairy-tale it once seemed.
• Sugar versus honey in Byzantine recipes.
• Memento of a spy: the leather pocketbook British spy Major John Andre was carrying when he was captured by American soldiers, September 1780.
• Coin-op cuisine: when the future tasted like a five-cents slice of pie.
• Diverse entertainment at the 19thc Eagle Tavern in London.
• It's been fifty years since Britain left. Why do so many African judges still wear white Georgian-style wigs?
Image: Records show Queen Alexandra ordered matching shoes and stockings like these c1890.
Queen Victoria's Hindustani diaries.
• Respectfully presented: an elegant "presentation sampler" worked by a 12-year-old Philadelphian in 1822.
• Thomas Rowlandsond's Lower Orders.
• In the 1930s, New Zealand had an epidemic of exploding pants.
• A calvary helmet designed by Lord Byron.
• The world's smallest crime scenes from the 1940s: the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.
• When the King of France lived in England.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


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