Saturday, May 12, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of June 4, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Breakfast Links are served! Our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Useful advice on how to pack swords on an East India ship.
• Discovery of a rare early photograph of abolitionist Harriet Tubman shows her as a stylish, vibrant young woman.
Kitty Marion, the actress who became a suffragist - and a terrorist.
• The Puritan's Grand Tour: self-proclaimed "Yankee parson" Horace Bushnell travels abroad in 1845.
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 17thc feminist poet of New Spain.
Image: Rarely is an 18thc gravestone so tender....
• How Victorian women cleaned their elaborate dresses.
• The history of a fine linen tablecloth dated 1789.
• "Senses were benumbed": how 24-year-old Civil War nurse Cornelia Hancock handled battlefield and hospital trauma.
• The lost Casper Samler farmhouse, demolished in 1868, was the last relic of rural Manhattan.
Image: The world of Edwardian hatpins in four prints.
• Ecological militarism: the unusual history of the military's relationship to climate change.
• The Hackney whipping post.
• French funeral etiquette of the late 19thc.
Image: Mirror anamorphosis.
• The last days and death of Empress Josephine.
• Discovering the artist of a lovely series of 19th watercolors of Shakespeare's heroines.
• The fading, forgotten battlefields of World War One.
• Don Juan in Hell: pleasure, war, and the mad torment of Lord Byron.
Just for fun: Imagine the one-sentence elevator pitch for this book.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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