Saturday, October 14, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of October 9, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
Neshobe Island, the Algonquin Round Table summer home in Vermont.
The Vikings were never a pure-bred "master race," but a blending of people and cultures.
The United Order of Tents, a secret society of black women founded to help women escape slavery, and still active today.
• Working out the Early Victorian way.
• The chic and imaginative world of shop window displays.
Catherine Hogarth Dickens, the forgotten wife of Charles Dickens.
Image: Beautifully beaded 1925 dropped-waist dress by Callot Soeurs.
• Nineteenth-century workers photographed with the tools of their trade.
Mary Steward's escape from Gloucester's city gaol, 1799.
• Early 20thc postcards from London's Petticoat Lane.
• The monsters of East L.A., and why the folklore and ghost stories we tell matter.
Cholera and its suggested remedies in the mid-19thc.
Donuts and apple cider: an autumn marriage made by autos and automation.
Image: Her poor husband, having to eat vegetables...advertisement, 1934.
• A drop of water that fell into Lake Superior in 1826 is just now leaving the lake.
• The myth of mummy wheat.
• "Lines of women slaving away, hopelessness on every face": Liverpool's Magdalene Laundry at Kelton House.
Americans in Paris, c1905: The Chinese Umbrella restaurant.
• Victorian bereavement bling.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

Re Catherine Hogarth Dickens, not forgotten but very underestimated. I cite Dickens' name, whenever I need an example of the nastiness of husbandly oppression of his wife. Thanks for this post.

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