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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

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.

Composer John Cage, center, in 1991

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Cagey Cage

Marching to the beat of a silent drummer.

Photo portrait of Barbara Tuchman

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The Dramatist

Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy

Asa Carter

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Self-made Man

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

The Porch at Hearthside

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Picture Perfect

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

Book cover for Stidentism

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Stridentism: Motors and Wings Included

Mexican Cultural Movement in the Twenties Had Plenty of Varoom

Temple blending eastern and western elements

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Hawaiian Angle on Building

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

Portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche

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Nietzsche Is Dead

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