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braveheart 2018-01-08 02:32 AM

Breakfast Links: Week of January 1, 2018
 
Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
Trade cards of old London.
• "I will never be vaccinated again": a teenaged diarist discusses the pain of her inoculation, 1901.
Abigail Adams persisted: a letter from the then-First Lady defending a black servant from prejudice.
Obelisks on the move: the manpower and engineering needed to move obelisks in ancient Egypt, Rome, and today.
• How competitive walking captivated Georgian Britain.
• Sewing shrouds: 19thc burial clothes.
Image: Needlework sampler made English novelist and poet Charlotte Bronte.
• Harnessing the power of baubles and bling.
• "Patriotick Ladies, of Edenton in North Carolina" 1774.
• When the master danced with his cook: a country house Christmas in Dorset.
• The tragedy of prostitution in the Old West.
Water to drink in the 1690s: fit only for invalids and chickens?
• Account of a very remarkable young musician in 1769 - who happens to be Mozart.
Image: Women attaching the fabric to the wings of World War One biplanes, 1918.
• The African princess (and Queen Victoria's goddaughter) Sarah Forbes Bonetta.
• Fascinating blog to explore: commentary and transcribed daily diary of a Huguenot girl living in England, 1776.
• How Icelandic readers revel in the post-Christmas flood of gift books.
Image: Poignant Christmas card from the 38th Welsh Division showing a soldier dreaming of home, 1917.
• A brief history of the clothing and fabric trade in London, 1780-1914.
Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England.
Map & rare book detective work: why experts now don't believe this is one of the first maps of America.
• The key to the Bastille has a place of honor...at George Washington's Mount Vernon.
• Just for fun: GIF: This knight at a Ren Faire took his responsibility to defend people from evil drones very seriously.
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Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection


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