Saturday, October 6, 2012

Breakfast Links: Week of October 1, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Here's your weekly offering of Breakfast Links – our favorite links of the week via Twitter, including links to other blogs, web sites, photos, and articles you won't want to miss.
• An appropriate abode: housing the middle classes in Victorian Bloomsbury.
• Long before Justin Bieber, there was Beatlemania, c. 1963.
• Clever coded masked letter from Lt. General Sir Henry Clinton in 1777, during American Revolution.
• Fascinating raw silk coat, c. 1905.
• Taking the bull by the horns: the decline of bull running in 19th c. English town of Stamford.
Jane Austen and lovers' vows.
• Medicines for the poor: Birmingham's Dispensary, c. 1790.
• Finding the NYC locations of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.
• Untold stories of ten children evacuated during the Second World War.
Animals occupied an important place in medieval art & thought.
• Paper doll book c. 1819 featuring Cinderella.
• Tips for an Edwardian Ball.
Abigail Adams' thoughts on living in the White House.
Shirley Temple, juvenile trendsetter, 1930s.
• Newly discovered portrait of King Charles I's wife Queen Henrietta Marie by Anthony Van Dyck.
• Edwardian motoring clothing, or how to dress for a ride in a 100-year-old car.
• "Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army": story behind slogan from Katz's Delicatessen, NYC.
• Rebel Rose Greenhow, the widow turned Confederate spy who was lost at sea.
• An open letter to the young women of America from "The Reformed Bundler."
• A dignified 1830s home off Washington Square becomes a brassy night spot during NYC's Roaring 20s.
Sweet potato dinner, curtsey of the Swamp Fox.
• Embroidered butterflies on a girl's ensemble, 1865.
• Fabulous description of a Georgian masquerade held at the King's Theatre, January, 1783.
• Stunningly beautiful pictures from the first fashion photographer, Clementina, Lady Hawarden.
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4 comments:

Pauline said...

That is a glorious portrait of the very Catholic Queen Henriette Marie. What a great find. Thank you so much for sharing that - and of course all these great links.

Anonymous said...

Dee Hendrickson has a copy of the Cinderella book. She has some pictures of it in her Regency Reference book. The doll's head was moved from one set piece to another so she could be sitting in a carriage or dancing with a prince.
I look forward to your breakfast links every week.
Nancy

Donna Seger said...

Always love these links! Perfect reading after my Sunday paper.

wearwhenwhy.com said...

Thanks so much for linking to the Shirley Temple article I wrote for Pins and Needles!

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