Saturday, November 4, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of October 30, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
Mary Jane Peale: The forgotten Peale painter.
• "Such sleeves I never beheld - such frights!" Harriet Low and 1830s fashion.
• Sex and the single man in late medieval England.
Blackface: the birth of an American stereotype.
• Borrowing history: "expired" library books in pictures.
Image: "Ladies Ears Bored Gratis": A 1793 version of the Piercing Pagoda.
Mary Hodgkinson, Pre-Raphaelite super-model and the reason Charles Dickens should eat at Millais' step-brother's house.
• The 1837 house at 175 MacDougal Street in New York, home to a string of interesting and wealthy families.
• Ten pieces of (bad) advice from history to women on how to manage their periods.
Image: A hospital for cats in New York, 1888.
• A five-minute guide to waistcoats and vests.
• How to make a hedgehog - according to this 1797 recipe book.
• The rise and fall of Sir Robert Peel's Drayton Manor.
• More about restoring Queen Victoria's petticoat: the petticoat takes a bath.
• Southern comfort: America's pleasures and paradoxes are on display on its porches in the South.
Image: Benjamin Franklin was given this walking stick while ambassador to France; the gold cap is shaped like his signature fur cap.
• For those who love Regency townhouses: a simple guide to Hove's Brunswick Square.
Design for disability and objects in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Vindolanda: uncovering the secrets of a Roman fort.
Just for fun: Ancient literature as Onion headlines.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

I always try and find the best written, and most historically interesting of the blog posts you mention each week. This week it is definitely Brunswick Square and Terrace in Hove. The architectural design was impressive and the pre-planned new-town, complete with a wide range of social facilites and shops etc, was brilliant.

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