Saturday, June 9, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of June 4, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Breakfast Links are served! Our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Radical philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft's adventures in 1795 Scandinavia.
Susan Fennimore Cooper, forgotten naturalist, artist, and author of both fiction and non-fiction.
• How the City Gates of London appeared before they were torn down.
• Not fated to be: the love letters of 18thc soldier Alexander Scammell.
• The creation of color in 18thc Europe.
• The secrets of a 19th diary written on the floorboards of a castle.
Image: Rumor has it that the bills for this 18thc state bed were ripped up so no one could know how much it cost.
• A "home for penitents", a "home for unwed mothers": was this Liverpool's Magdalene Laundry?
• Chasing the vanishing playgrounds of our youth.
• The recipes of Cleopatra.
• The death and life of the St. Denis, a great American building now doomed by development.
Image: George Washington's pounce box, used during the American Revolution.
Royal acorns in the wallpaper at Hampton Court palace.
• Forgotten voices of the British Empire: the charge of the 21st Lancers, 1898.
Mrs. Headman's preparations: safeguarding secrets in a Victorian beauty business.
• The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded 75 years ago, and made baseball history.
• A brief look at medieval shoes.
• The record-breaking pandemic of 1918: the forgotten year of death.
• Tripping down memory lane: the '60s menswear company H.I.S.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


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