Saturday, May 13, 2017

Breakfast Links: Week of May 7, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
Wisteria, and the celebrated 18thc American Wüster family for whom it is named.
• Painting Persepolis: Sir Robert Ker Porter's drawings from his 1820s travels.
Dolley Madison's Wednesday Squeezes.
• Searchable and free: 18thc and 19thc cookbooks online.
• Why people once loved linoleum.
• How snakes have been used both as symbols of American political unity and treachery.
• Why are there so many 17thc paintings of monkeys getting drunk?
• "Delightfully creepy" Roseland Cottage and sixteen other pink-painted architectural wonders.
Image: Spectacular 1920s evening dress sparkling with glass beads and rhinestones.
• "The Queen's big belly": the phantom pregnancy of Mary I.
• Imperfect pages in a medieval manuscript.
Captive history at the Wayne County Jail in Lyons, NY.
George Eliot: is this a rediscovered portrait of the author as a young woman?
• Margaret Fuller was America's first feminist, first female critic, and first woman foreign correspondent - and known for drowning horrifically in a shipwreck only 50 yards from shore while bystanders watched.
Voltaire anecdotes.
Video: How amazing does Rievaulx Abbey look from the air?
History hunt: what lies in a tangle of brush beneath the George Washington Bridge?
• The mysterious marriages of Thomas Nelson.
• Pineapples, guns, and wine: the forgotten heroine of Louisbourg.
Image: A cross-stitched picture of roses worked by author Charlotte Brontë.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


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