Saturday, October 8, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of October 3, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

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: 
Elegant tambour-work embroidery sets this c 1785 gown apart - but worked in France or India? http://bit.ly/rjfpKr #fashionhistory
How to succeed in Paris, c 1868: http://bit.ly/ol7BG0
Restored Hampton Court roundels reveal some of most spectacular Renaissance sculptures in Britainhttp://is.gd/kFo7jw
The best Victorian jokes: http://bit.ly/qHchQF
• Barbara Brown, Illustrator of the Jane Austen 1975 Commemorative Stamps http://wp.me/pGJsu-1O1
Enjoy today's Repeal the 18th Amend. silk tie w/ a little bathtub gin! http://bit.ly/oKELFZ
A resource for silver collectors: Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks and Makers’ Markshttp://bit.ly/qmYP3L
By speed of wind: your ancestor's guide to knowing wind velocity on the open ocean http://bit.ly/qWtdVw 
Fox collar coat, c. 1927http://fb.me/11BCd1b0m
Transvestism in the c18th. See images of Mademoiselle de Beaumont or the Chevalier d'Eon -http://bit.ly/rc3ETm
The elegant dogs & black cats of American artist John White Alexander 1856-1915 - http://bit.ly/hVzMbd
The famous Tewksbury Mustard-Balls, mentioned by Shakespeare & Titus Oates - inc. recipes: http://bit.ly/nb0fIG #foodhistory
The Tailor's Apprentice at 'Prinny's Taylor'.http://bit.ly/qTo5UB
Captivated by Science, Mathematics, & Imagination: An 18th Century Lady's Commonplace Book:http://bit.ly/qU2hFL
Slangy Girls (etiquette for Edwardian office girls) http://dlvr.it/pl2Wg
Today's Ada Lovelace Day http://bit.ly/ojMIIu e (1815-52)? Pioneering computer scientist, http://bit.ly/ruTTXF
Meet R.W Paul, Victorian film pioneer, and explore some of his work: http://bit.ly/o8CnMF
 Blaise Castle near Bristol,fine Georgian building w. Austen links & interesting cottages. http://post.ly/3WSus via
'Who said Poetry was Dead? An Ode to the Chirurgeon-Embalmer (1705)' - http://wp.me/p14Gvd-9h
Remarkable surviving house c 1864 - in French Second Empire Style -in NYC's Harlem: http://bit.ly/mTuMze
Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898

2 comments:

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

A lot of good sites in this post. Thanks for sharing.

forgottennewengland said...

I'll second that - great sites. I'll be adding some of these to my bookmarks. Thanks.

 
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