Saturday, June 2, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of May 28, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Breakfast Links are served! Our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• The "Flying Mountains", an 18thc roller coaster in Catherine the Great's gardens at Tsarskoe Selo.
Cleopatra Selene, the only daughter of Cleopatra and Antony, was an important ruler in her own right.
• The modernity of the Victorian men's white dress shirt.
• It's not always the daughter who elopes: rebellious son Philip Jeremiah Schuyler did (and dropped out of college, too) in 1788.
Image: A 1953 advertisement featuring travel-friendly synthetic fibers.
• Frederick Marryat and the ghostly Brown Lady of Raynham Hall.
• Spalted wood and the lost Renaissance art of intarsia.
• Sweet death: honey and bees in death rituals.
Image: The 1958 Smart Witch: a "smart bike for smart girls."
• A 15thc English recipe for gingerbread.
• Inked Irishmen: Irish tattoos in 1860s New York.
• How to sublime mercury: reading like a medieval philosopher.
• How Howard Johnson went from one restaurant to a thousand, and back again.
• Knights, Jacobites, and a rebellious duchess: the effigies of All Hallows, Great Mitton.
Image: Steamboat tourists along the Mississippi in the 1860s carried 11' long scroll-like maps of the river wrapped around spools.
• What made Aaron Burr into AARON BURR?
Pierre Yantorny, 19th shoemaker who specialized in creating luxurious and fanciful women's shoes. (in Spanish; even if your translator function doesn't quite get it, the photos are worth a look.)
• Earlier royal weddings at Windsor Castle.
• Journeying to the afterlife: the mummy of Djed-djehuty-iuef-ankh.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection.


Hels said...

The London Magazine, or, Gentleman’s Monthly intelligencer, was a wonderful source of contemporary information, whether that information was 100% accurate or not. "Graphics Art Collection" has a treasure.

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