Saturday, February 24, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of February 19, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Considering a single, surviving silk shoe, made in London c1760.
• Adventures in 19thc knitting (as told by a 21stc knitter following an 1875 pattern.)
• Remembering when London's pubs were full at 7:00 am.
• The remarkable story of James Hamilton, born at Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution, and killed at the Battle of Waterloo.
• The Fisk Jubilee Singers: preserving African American spirituals.
• How Victorian governesses were in danger from their employers.
• Image: In case you thought Georgian gentlemen were all nobility and good manners....
• Amazing story of the revival of Pawnee Eagle corn, thought to be extinct.
• Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall.
• Student discipline at Amherst College 200 years ago for offenses that included "an opprobrious inscription upon glass" and drinking cherry rum.
• Robert "Romeo" Coates: a very bad Regency actor.
• One of the oldest trees in Manhattan: the "Hangman's Elm" in Greenwich Village.
• Founding Father firepower: metal intended for statues of George Washington was used to arm the Confederacy.
• Image: Delightful "puzzle purse" Valentine, c1810.
• Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman to practice law in both India and Britain.
 Edward Dando, the celebrated gormandizing oyster-eater.
• The man who lived and died in his wife's Brooklyn tomb.
• Recreating Georgian tent follies from c1760.
• Francis Scott Key: A young man and his portrait.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


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