Saturday, April 28, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of April 23, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Breakfast Links are served! Our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• The art of dressing museum mannequins in rare historic garments.
• The publishing journey of Jane Austen's Persuasion.
• The weathervanes of London.
• The ancient (and continuing) history of red headwear.
• An intimidating library bookplate - and the story behind it.
Image: Tombstone of Phoebe Hessel 1713-1821 who at age 15 enlisted as a soldier in the 5th Regiment of Foot, disguised as a man to follow her sweetheart.
• Three everyday items invented by women.
• When artist Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun met Emma Hamilton.
• Fascinating historic and natural preservation in the middle of New York City: the complete history of Haarlen Meer in Central Park.
• For Antiques Roadshow fans: a Baroque painting worth millions found in an Iowa storeroom.
• How 1816 was the "year without summer."
Image: Queen Charlotte's pocket diaries for 1794.
Cleopatra and the bee-powered vibrator (hint: it's a myth.)
• Gershom Bulkeley: a sensory chymist living in colonial Connecticut.
• What exactly is a Regency-era fanchonette - and how do you make one?
• An 1890s New York City tenement with a dramatic facade - and a history of violence and suffering.
Working dress, fashion, and textile raw materials in 18thc gardens.
Image: "I am anxious that it should not be circulated": James Boswell writes the 1792 version of a drunk text.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

Thank goodness the van Veen painting had a label from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the back of the canvas. I love stories like this.

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