Saturday, December 17, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Served up fresh: our weekly offering of Breakfast Links!  Our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, collected from around the Twitterverse.
• Could Arthur Conan Doyle draw a pig, blindfolded? http://tinyurl.com/5wd7p3r
Take a look through Isaac Newton's college notebook, now on-line: http://bit.ly/uiGi0v
"Perils of perambulating young people": Teenagers take over a museum in 1922 (sounds like a modern mall) http://bit.ly/vT0751
Louisa May Alcott's Christmas Stories - "Bertie's Box" in real life: http://wp.me/p125Rp-Er
• The Pitcairn-Putnam Pistols: magnificent 18th c Scottish pistols used in Rev. War  - but by whom? http://bit.ly/uPMS55
Festive 1890s bodice w. holly & puffy puffy sleeves: http://bit.ly/vY0ETd 
Pictoral Walking Tour of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago http://bit.ly/uWChzD
Country House Amenities: Lighting with Candles:http://bit.ly/vvswow
Oh, the embroidery on this! A c. 1810-14 court suit owned by Austrian composer Johann Hummel.http://bit.ly/uovuwf
Prints for a Different Parlor: late 19th c circular letter advertising "conjugal goods" of all kinds: http://bit.ly/s3RspD
The astonishing collections of the National Trust are now searchable online:  http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/
Fake tan, hair dye, wrinkle filler, sun block,‘Gray-hairs dyed Black’: 17th Century beauty tips http://bit.ly/v9mF6e
At midnight, New Year's, millions of people will belt out "Auld Lang Syne" - but what does it mean?http://f24.my/tLgOXd
1806 - Mogg Pocket Map of London (full page view & 'zoomable') http://bit.ly/srrthP
How Victorian strongman Eugen Sandow attached his fig leafhttp://bit.ly/vqjGoP
Exciting Anne Boleyn portrait info – at last Anne has a “real” face! http://bit.ly/tspOgr
Exactly how cold was that in 18th c? 'Froze the water in the chamber pot': http://bit.ly/vtA5Wb
A history of whisky: the immortal dram & its historic links with our seasonal festivities http://bit.ly/uVVpcg
Rest ye merry, scared shepherds. The archaic language of Christmas: http://oxford.ly/tEG8KI
• Lady Rachel Fane's 17th c syllabub & the proper glass for sipping it:http://bit.ly/rDHt6t
• Now on Sotheby's site: classic 'American Needlework Treasures' available as flip-book: http://bit.ly/vnQp7k
New blog from Jane Austen's House Museum – launched on Jane’s birthday this week: "Welcome"http://wp.me/p1tEEF-1g

3 comments:

Susan Bailey said...

Thanks for the mention (Bertie's Box)! These weekly breakfast links are amazing! Tremendous amount of work, great and fun resources. So glad I found this blog!

Chris Woodyard said...

Great selection! Love the pig drawings, the National Trust object search (down the rabbit hole, I fear) and, good gracious! the gentleman with the fig leaf.

nightsmusic said...

I finally made it through! Wonderful links this week. Thanks again. I always learn so much.

oink oink ;o)

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