Saturday, January 13, 2018

Breakfast Links: Week of January 7, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Finding Mary Wordsworth's voice.
• From Boudicca to the Amazons: warrior women.
• What finally drove Ulysses Grant to write his memoirs, and what Mark Twain had to do with it.
• Nineteenth century umbrella etiquette.
• Conservation and detective work: tiny scraps of paper found on Blackbeard's ship lead to ID of book on board.
Image: Rare hand-knitted Tudor child's mitten.
• A human heart buried separately in a lead box in medieval Ireland.
• Why did this prosperous 18thc butcher own 20 pairs of sheets, 10 pillowcases, and 36 napkins and towels?
• The toy theatre publishers of Old Street, London.

• Spurious quotations attributed to George Washington.
• Christmas and Twelfth Night gifts for the British royal children in 1750.
Image: A baker's loaf from Pompeii, carbonized in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD.
Louisa May Alcott and her brief, harrowing career as a Civil War nurse.
Distaff Lane: How a London street has changed over the centuries.
• The secrets of Victorian memorial hairwork.
Image: The sewing bird, an 1850s invention designed to ease the task of hand-sewing.
• The Guild for Women Binders, a collective of female artisans who created gorgeous, hand-crafted book bindings, 1898-1904.
• Mealtimes in the Regency era.
• How to sail a big ship like the USS Constitution.
• King Chloroform and Queen Gangrene: critical care during the American Civil War.
• The story behind the most famous "morning after" scene in art history.
Image: Napoleon's toothbrush with a silvergilt handle, 1790.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


Ruth Hodges said...

I always love to look through these links you post. Thank you!

I couldn't help but notice the lack of hair on the young woman's body in Gervex's painting Rolla.

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