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Illustrations of camp life during Civil War

The Comical and the Coffinly

Through humor, Winslow Homer learned to tap into the subtleties of the Gilded Age.

Chinese commemorative stamp for Go.

Go Figure

In talking about their national game, Chinese reveal world views, personal philosophies, and notions of other lands and peoples.

Dust jacket for The Edge of the Woods

“Whose Woods These Are . . . ”

Iroquois traveled far and wide.

Dust jacket, Nights Out

Tasteful Pleasures

Corner Houses Were an Anchoring Presence in Cosmopolitan Soho.

Beth Shalom in Elkins Park, PA

Cohen: Codesigner

Rabbi and Architect Scale New Heights with Innovative Synagogue.

"City Life" by Victor Arnautoff

New Deal Murals

Meaningful work for Depression-era artists

Book cover with image of Louis Armstrong and the Hot Five

Vaudevillian Jazzman

Louis Armstrong's "clarinetisms."

Dancer in the Gujarati-language theater

Two Gentlemen of . . . Calcutta?

Indian theater memoirs: pranks, plots, and passions

Zennon Hill in Cornwall

Dear Amy,

"Congenital understanding" existed between D. H. Lawrence, Amy Lowell

Dust Jacket for "How to Do Things with Books"

How to Do Things with Books

Victorian novelists took dim view of bibliophiles