Saturday, March 24, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of March 19, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Secrets of a 19thc brothel privy.
• Preserving a remarkably original Regency townhouse.
Image: A 19thc sack that held a dress, pecans, braid of hair, & "love always" from enslaved Rose to her nine-year-old daughter Ashley when she was sold away form her.
• This newly-restored Georgian water pump in London was partially paid for by the East India Company.
• Published and damned: the shocking life of Harriette Wilson.
Poison and protest: Sarah Bassett and enslaved women poisoners in the early modern Caribbean.
• The Dark Man: an 1893 story of an Irish changeling.
Image: 415-year-old corset (or "pair of straight bodies") from funeral effigy of Elizabeth I prepared for display at Westminster Abbey; follow thread for more photos.
• The world's oldest decorated eggs pre-date Christianity.
• A transcribed recipe for 17thc Apple Snow to try at home.
• The British Newspaper Archives have digitized several newspapers linked to women's suffrage movement to read online.
• Videos, broadsides, letters, & artifacts: highlights of The Irish Atlantic exhibition from the Massachusetts Historical Society to view online.
• Image: In 1951, a columnist complained that Marilyn Monroe was "cheap & vulgar" and would have looked more decent in a potato sack; Marilyn's response was these photos.
Bobbi Gibb, the woman who crashed the Boston Marathon in 1966.
• A walk through time, Spitalfields Market, London.
• Catharine Macaulaythe 18thc author of The History of England.
• A 1790s French neoclassical woman's slipper, resplendent with sequins.
Image: Pre-modern artists imagined female superheroes in functional armor: Penthesilea, a brave woman, detail of medieval tapestry in the Angers Castle.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


KarenAnne said...

love always isn't a valid link.

Susan Holloway Scott said...

KarenAnne - Sorry about that! The original post/link appears to have been taken down (grrrrr), but I found another one that contains much the same information. The above link is now corrected, and here it is as well:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful blog. The "love always" story made me cry. Some things are just unimaginable.

Anonymous said...

Echoing the reader above. I've never left a comment to tell you how much I look forward to this blog each day and especially the Links. There is always something thoughtful, informativie, provocative here, and I appreciate that you are willing to include "difficult" things and are not afraid to go beyond the standard Regency world of rich people in palaces.

The "love always" story made me cry, too. This is the burden our country continues to carry today.

Hels said...

The Georgian Waterpump was starting to look a bit derelict but as a marker of The Parish Pump Act, its preservation was essential. Great post.

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