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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

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High Thinking and Low Living

How a mansion-turned-boardinghouse in Old Lyme, Connecticut, became the place to be for American Impressionists.

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Wyeth’s Noble Savage

An excerpt from Picturing America describes how an artist interpreted Cooper's prose.

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The Ballad of Thomas Hart Benton

The prolific, opinionated artist behind The Sources of Country Music.

During a performance at the American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA

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Shakespearetown

Ralph Alan Cohen and the American Shakespeare Center want to turn the sweet little town of Staunton, Virginia, into the world capital of Shakespearean theater.

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Do-It-Yourself Language

Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.

Zennon Hill in Cornwall

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Dear Amy,

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

Bram Stoker in 1906

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When Bram Met Walt

Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.

A farmer digs through drifting sand in Oklahoma

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Children of the Dust

The Dirty Thirties as witnessed by people who were actually there.

Orphan train

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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

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Vaulting Ambition

The artful masonry of Rafael Guastavino rediscovered.