Weekly Round-Up: March 13

I scour the web for interesting links so you won’t have to do it.

Vic at Jane Austen’s World finds a great link to a website discussing 18th and 19th century carriages.

Old Long Island posts the exterior views of William K. Vanderbilt’s Long Island country house, Idle Hour (Consuelo Vanderbilt spent her honeymoon with the Duke of Marlborough here). Interior views can be found here and here.

Heather at The Duchess of Devonshire’s Gossip Guide exposes the truth about George Washington’s wooden teeth and other dental hygiene-related activities in the 18th century.

Lauren dishes the dirt on Marie-Anoinette’s Versailles when she comes vis-a-vis with the infamous Madame du Barry at Marie-Antoinette’s Gossip Guide.

Tracy Grant at History Hoydens discusses how historical films fostered her love of history.

Over at the Huffington Post, Carl Sferrazza Anthony discusses the impact which 19th century First Ladies had on their husband’s policies regarding slavery.

HistoryLink.org provides us with a short but detailed history of women’s suffrage in America.

The Bowery Boys jump through time to show the history of New York City through 100 buildings.

Worn Through gives a heads up on an auction of vintage and historical pieces.

There is a fierce debate within the steampunk community over the use of “Victorientalism” at The Gatehouse. Ay-leen of Beyond Victoriana weighs in, as does Jha at SteamPunk Magazine.


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