Saturday, January 27, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of January 22, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Seldom recorded by name, but definitely on board: women in the Georgian-Victorian Royal Navy.
• The intricate art of using human hair for art, jewelry, and decoration.
• Royalty, espionage, erotica: secrets of the world's tiniest photographs.
Women had few powers in Ancient Greece - except in death.
• How did history lose Thomas Jefferson's daughter?
Image: Original list with alternative titles for Lord of the Flies.
• The noble art of "milling" - which to a Regency man meant a bare-knuckles fight.
• How a library handles a rare and deadly book of arsenic-laden wallpaper samples.
• "Hell's Half Acre," the old red-light district of Los Angeles, and the nightmare of sex workers.
• The jewelry in the paintings of Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rosetti.
• The cost of comfort: the 1761 expenses of wealthy New Yorker Philip Schuyler.
• "The Royal Women of Amarna" explores images of beauty in Ancient Egypt; download to read for free.
Image: A patriotic (though aristocratic) 17thc wine cooler.
• How beautiful is this patent drawing for a bendy straw?
• Dispelling Tudor myths: Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury.
• A 350-year-old recipe for "pumion" pie.
Runaway spouses: naming and shaming.
Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book, c1744, earliest surviving collection of nursery rhymes, includes a song about a bedwetter called "Piss a Bed."
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

Jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings was a good paper. Even in paintings we know well, most people would notice the hair, dresses and flowers first. Now I will be looking for jewellery :)

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