Sunday, June 2, 2013

Breakfast Links: Week of May 27, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013
We're a bit late with this week's Breakfast Links, though we DO have a good reason. Saturday was Isabella's/Susan's birthday, and today is Loretta's. Double Gemini celebrations! But we wouldn't want to neglect you when there's been a week filled with great links to share from other blogs, web sites, articles, and pictures, all gathered from around the Twitterverse.
• A tale of the male pannier, a lost garment of the 18th century.
• "You ain't ruined": how Thomas Hardy challenged the Victorian culture of female purity.
• A visit to the Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle.
• Casting a wide shadow across Victorian fashion: the crinoline silhouette.
• Vintage photo of Victorian ladies curling.
Mother Goose's French birth (1697) and British afterlife (1729).
• In 1919, the monumental task begins of restoring the nearly obliterated Theodore Roosevelt house in NYC.
• Scientists find a frozen 10,000 year old wooly mammoth that still has liquid blood.
• Now that it's summer...time to break out a short history of flip-flops.
• Dramatically different undergarments for women, c. 1925.
• Roman golden phallus so popular museum to sell replicas.
• "Domestic differences & little broils": women working in the East India House in the early 19th c.
Barley sugar twists, an 18th c. treat.
• Mysterious ghost map of WWI battlefields appears on a Texas wall.
• Twenty exquisite sorrows: 1920s flappers with sad eyes.
• Art in the 19th c. classroom: designs for blackboard drawings for every month of the school year, c. 1890.
• "A snake in the chimney-corner": early modern crime and extended families.
• Curiosity killed the cat: historical origins of cat idioms and expressions in English.
• Ancestors who died on the Tudor ship Mary Rose may soon be identified by DNA.
Young Mozart's 18th c. London.
• "Get me a radium highball!" New York and the radium craze.
• How people in the 17th c. faced up to their own climate change.
Wallpaper that expands your horizons, c. 1900.
• The sisters Tatin and their famous apple tart.
• Friends of war: affectionate portraits of Civil War army friends.
• Living vertically: Parisian housing in 1850.
• History myth or truth? The American colonists won the Revolutionary War through the use of guerilla war tactics.
Radical fashion from Nuremberg's Schembart Carnival, 1590.
• Risque nose art on WWII planes.
• The soldier's mother, 1864.
• Truth behind the death of suffragist Emily Davison finally revealed.
• The Tower of London in old photographs.
• Jane Austen on the block.
• Images of 19th c. Decoration Day: Harpers Weekly honors the Civil War fallen.
• Considerably intoxicated, 1832.
• Cold waters, plunging showers, & warm baths: early American public gardens for swimming & bathing.
• Recipe for Chicken Pudding, a favorite dish in 18th c. Virginia.
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Ana said...

Happy birthdays :D !

Chris Woodyard said...

I hope your birthdays were wonderful, ladies! Thanks for the mentions of the ghost map and soldier's mother. I'm honored!
Some stories I enjoyed today--Mary Rose DNA, Emily Davison, risque nose art (I've seen some of the naughtier art at fly-ins at the AF Base here in Dayton) and tiny phallus repros (try sending your child to school with one of THOSE and see where it gets you.) Always look forward to Sundays and your link surprises.

deana sidney said...

Thanks for the mention, ladies. Tarte Tatin is a very evil dessert!! Almost as addictive as your blog!

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