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Wheat growing in fields

Rising Interest in Bread

Modern views, demographic changes leavened Jordanian cultural traditions surrounding the staff of life.

Carlyle House, Alexandria, VA

Room for Interpretation

First Anti-Crown Sentiments in America Traced to Virginia Parlor

Book cover

"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

Train crossing bridge

Wishing You Were Here

Collection of vintage postcards leaves its stamp.

Dinner plates from a long-gone roadside eatery

What a Gas!

California museum has good roadside manner.

Mountain ivision equipment

G.I. Snow

Mountain division captured high ground in WW II.

Book cover of Tatooing the World

A Marked Man

For nineteenth-century sailor, tattoos both smoothed the way and caused alarm.

Only Yesterday

Show served as time capsule of pioneering days of black journalists

Pakistani truck driver with rig painted with verses

Eclectic Verses

From Yemeni tribesmen to Pakistani truck drivers, poetry speaks to Muslim world.

"The Greatest Genius of Mankind"

Website on Gulag presents daily struggle for survival