Saturday, February 10, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of February 5, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Illustrating carnival: exploring the fantastic, forgotten artists of early Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
• Wonders of the hidden edge: fore-edge paintings from the New-York historical society, here and here.
• Beyond the slave trade: the little-known trade in slave cadavers.
• Women that conquered the world of comics.
Image: A stunning pair of women's tall bespoke boots, 1890s.
Don Pedro, the last true pirate to raid the Atlantic Sea - in 1832.
• So which city was first called the "Cradle of Liberty"?
• "The hall is enormous....3,700 people!" Charles Dickens wrote this letter to his wife Catherine in 1854 about his popular reading tours.
• The remarkably beautiful carpet pages from the Lindisfarne Gospels, c700.
Image: The colors of the women's suffrage movement - purple, green, and white - appeared in everything from brooches to banners.
• How to have a 18th-19thc historically accurate lovers' tiff.
• The invention and importance of the overlock sewing machine (serger.)
• Nerdy History Girl goals: to visit England's historic hotel network.
Image: An American Merchant Tours Yokohama, 1861.
• The humble apron of the 18th century.
• Introduced in 1945, and "designed for generations of use."
• Where the Dickens (hint, hint) did that word come from?
• Sheer beauty of nature: video of manta rays who leap balletically from the water nine feet into the air.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Hels said...

Perfect timing. I have just written a post about Burke and Hare, and have become fascinated with the story of grave robbing for medical faculties at various universities. Yes major American medical schools needed cadavers for their anatomy students, but I have seen no previous mention of the use of slave corpses, acquired through an underground market.

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