Saturday, May 5, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of April 30, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Breakfast Links are served! Our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Dining without men at Delmonico's: the feminist lunch that broke boundaries 150 years ago.
Body-snatching in 1816: a bad year to be alive, or dead.
• A long-lost morning in a Roundhay Garden: landmark filmmaking and mysterious deaths.
• Something new in 20thc restaurant dining: the introduction of children's menus.
• There's more to Abigail Adams' famous "remember the ladies" letter than is usually acknowledged.
• Dutch patchwork national celebration skirts helped heal a nation after World War Two.
Image: Wedding gown made from the groom's silk parachute during World War Two.
• A calamitous accident for the Queen of Spain, 1561.
• Ten lesser-known inspirational women from history.
• The curious case of Miss Schwich, a Victorian girl in boy's clothing.
Image: Annie Oakley, Little Sure Shot.
• Intimate voices of ancient women preserved in letters, permits - and a vendor's license.
• A short history of knitting and activism.
• Made to measure: the tailor's shop at Colonial Williamsburg.
• An 1890s story in clay: Sally Galner and the Saturday Evening Girls.
Image: The watch and chatelaine of novelist, diarist, and playwright Fanny Burney.
• Victorian tea-gowns.
• Thou art a villain: the changing nature of treason in the Middle Ages.
• How the Victoria & Albert Museum conservators restored a 1730s Chinese fan.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

Thank you for highlighting the Geri Walton post on tea gowns. I love reading scholarly posts on the late Victorian-Edwardian era.

Lucy said...

Not that you probably need more stuff to follow on Twitter, *grin* but if you haven't seen them yet, you might like to check out @jonesandfraser, who do some incredibly fascinating historical building restoration work in the UK. A history nerd's dream come true!

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