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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Orphan train


Lost Children: Riders on the Orphan Train

In the 1850's, the Children's Aid Society began sending thousands of orphans by train to Western towns for adoption.

Guastavino vaulted staircase, 1914


Vaulting Ambition

The artful masonry of Rafael Guastavino rediscovered.

Composer John Cage, center, in 1991


Cagey Cage

Marching to the beat of a silent drummer.

Photo portrait of Barbara Tuchman


The Dramatist

Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy

Asa Carter


Self-made Man

How a strident segregationist transformed into the beloved author of Little Tree.

The Porch at Hearthside


Picture Perfect

A cache of photographs reveals the history of a historic Rhode Island house.

Book cover for Stidentism


Stridentism: Motors and Wings Included

Mexican Cultural Movement in the Twenties Had Plenty of Varoom

Temple blending eastern and western elements


Hawaiian Angle on Building

One person's pagoda is another's bell tower.

Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche


Nietzsche Is Dead

The battle for Nietzsche's legacy began when Count Hary Kessler met Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche.

A diver examines the wreck of U-85.


Into the Deep

U-boats off the Carolina Coast were part of Germany's attack against American shipping in World War II.