Saturday, July 14, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of July 9, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Another fresh serving of our favorite links of the week – other blogs, web sites, articles, & pictures - all collected for you from around the Twitterverse.
Elizabeth Armistead, famous 18th c courtesan, later wife of Charles Fox.
• Jacobean court masques: were the ladies really topless?
• Anti-suffrage propaganda: what really goes on in a woman's head.
• People of the past at the typewriter.
• What it cost in 1926 to be a well-dressed flapper
• India-inspired, complete with stone elephants: Sezincote Garden in Gloucestershire in pictures.
• The skinniest store in Manhattan?
• What links Percy Bysshe Shelley, Brian Jones, Robert Maxwell, and Amy Johnson?
• Meet Edith & Fanny, Thomas Jefferson's Enslaved Master Chefs.
• The End of an Era: how government budget cuts in the UK mean the demise of historically famed regiment.
• Mad about plaid: how the 18th c Duchess of Gordon launched a tartan craze.
Wearing wool all summer long: such was the fate of fashionable 19th c ladies.
• Work: Louisa May Alcott writes about bucking the system.
• On anniversary of Burr-Hamilton duel: Definitive duels.
John Singer Sargent & his subjects are seen together in this rare studio photo as he paints a portrait.
• Varieties of Lewdness, 1795.
• Why do we wear pants?
• Ten inventions by Thomas Edison that you've never heard of.
Busby Berkeley's Dancers, 1930s.
• Music Hall artist Sarah Brown, who was jailed for three months for wearing this costume.
• If you were Queen Charlotte, this is what you'd see when you lay on your back in bed.
• In defense of cursive penmanship.
Packing for a trip? What writer John Didion always took with her.
Resurrection of Italy's deconsecrated churched - much better than tearing them down!
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2 comments:

nightsmusic said...

Great links this week. I really liked the Busby Berkley one. My aunt was a Ziegfeld girl and I have pictures along those lines.

I can't imagine wearing those dresses in summer though! As lovely as they are, it's been over 95 degrees here for a couple weeks. No wonder women swooned!

nightsmusic said...

I meant to say, I am so saddened by the desire to drop learning cursive. I think the Declaration of Independence is not only a stunning document in the words on the paper, but to read it written in such a flowing script really does bring the whole thing into focus. It's going to be a very sad day when no one writes any kind of cursive anymore.

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