Saturday, October 15, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of October 10, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Just for you: another fresh offering of this week’s Breakfast Links, noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, news stories, and museums that we've discovered wandering around the Twitterverse: 
• Quilt with a message by 19th c. American quilter Emily Holbert: http://ow.ly/6Y0Cj Plus a historical mystery: http://ow.ly/6Y0BL
These should come back! Posing on a paper moon - http://bit.ly/ndbnuZ
Mountmaker's challenge: how to display beautiful embroidered 1870s jacket worn by Princess of Wales:http://bit.ly/pl6O7M
18th c recycling, but in the kitchen: recipe for Chicken Surprise uses leftovers: http://bit.ly/qaDTJa 
• The Green Cathedral: Interpretation of Paris’ Notre Dame in Treeshttp://zite.to/r5jkIW
'A Remarkable Birthday Present: The Corpse of Thomas Parr (1483 – 1635)' - http://wp.me/p14Gvd-oO
Sadly 'accidentally leaping into a pond' was not the only peril of early railway travel. http://bit.ly/oG1oEu
Perfect in every way: This is how you write a love letter: http://bit.ly/nH5eZW
• 'Wambling Trot' & 'Quavering of the Kidneys': ailments treated by quack "doctors" in Georgian Englandhttp://bit.ly/qPMi7d
Gorgeous, delicate late 18th c painted ivory fan up for auction this week: http://bit.ly/qi1TiI
Edison vs. Westinghouse: A Shocking Rivalry: http://bit.ly/qYeB0v 
The story behind the WWII camouflage colours:http://bit.ly/o973eG
Mogg Pocket Map of London, 1806 -http://is.gd/03jduo
Inventory of Harewood House, 1795, reveals details of taste & personal habits, plus contents of each room: http://bit.ly/rtmfJr
Original Central Park Garden was lost 1868 pleasure garden in heart of NYC: http://bit.ly/qZ9oEa
• Ooooh feathers! Fashion in Motion: 1950s hairstyles in San Mateo, Ca http://bit.ly/qyuhLb
• Why is there a tiger instead of a manatee on my cereal box? History of food packaging in Americahttp://ow.ly/6WwMp
The Unicorn Is Found: Use the new zoom see every splendid feature of this beloved tapestry from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://met.org/oa2YeA
• Executed 14 October 1767: William Guest, coin shaver http://bit.ly/qxhktb
• The Nelson Mourning ring - only 56 were ever made. See it displayed at Soho House until the end of Oct.http://on.fb.me/oVytJa
Newly published history of Boston from Hannah Mather Crocker (1752-1829): http://bit.ly/q2DF9w
The brooch that Albert, her new fiancĂ©, gave Victoria as an engagement gift http://bit.ly/pjtkcg
Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898

3 comments:

Dee said...

Posing on a paper moon is back! Hobo's Vintage in Redlands, CA used to do this. I think Paper Moon Vintage is separate from Hobo's now.

nightsmusic said...

The recipe looks like something I might try, but I found the title of the original book it was found in to be rather ironic considering it was difficult to decipher. ;o)

Rockwell's letter is so sad and so *sigh* romantic!

I'd really like to get my hands on a copy of that map though.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Nice selection! I really enjoyed these.

 
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