Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter.
• Charles Spurgeon's 1880s photographs of London's street traders.
• "We must make haste, for when we home are come, We find again our work has just begun": women's never-ending work in the 18thc.
• The enduring legacy of the Pocahontas legend.
• A brief, poignant video in honor of the at-risk textile mills that once defined the landscape of the North of England.
• Image: An over-the-top fop via an 1930 Saturday Evening Post cover by J.C. Leyendecker.
• With flint and derring-do, the early 20thc pilot Ruth Law ruled American skies.
• Experts restore a rare 17thc Dutch Golden Age map found stuffed up a Scottish chimney.
• George Washington's Mount Vernon during the American Revolution.
• Image: In 1902, a Frenchman imagined what women might look like if they started taking up "male" professions - don't you want to be this journalist?
• How an 1887 Harlem, NY mansion became a Depression era rooming house - and home to an 85-year-old con artist.
• Regency rules of the road.
• New on-line exhibition for An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution by the DAR Museum.
• The lost townscape of 16thc Edinburgh recreated.
• Houses of death: walking the wards of a Victorian hospital.
• Katherine Goddard printed the first complete copy of the Declaration of Independence.
• How to do, well, basically everything, according to cigarette cards.
• Pride and racial prejudice - how the far right is trying to associate their dogma with Jane Austen.
• Switchel, the 18thc energy drink.
• Child dropping (or child abandonment) in Regency Britian. Hungry for more? Follow us on Twitter @2nerdyhistgirls for fresh updates daily. Above: At Breakfast by Laurits Andersen Ring. Private collection
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.