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Articles with keyword "United States"

Drawing of Isadora Duncan


Dancing for One Hundred Years at the Peabody Institute

The Peabody celebrates a tradition of innovation.

Gloucester, 1961


In Mid Twentieth Century, Folly Cove Artisans Reunited Designers and Craftsmen

Local aesthetic caught eye of national retailers.

Daniel Sayers


Anthropologist Daniel Sayers on Maroons Who Found Freedom in the Great Dismal Swamp

Non-Indiana Jones-style archaeology takes a bow in southern Virginia.

an illustration of Lincoln


Lincoln’s Assassination Stuns the Nation

President Lincoln, shot on Good Friday, was dead on Saturday, and mourned throughout the country on Easter Sunday, 1865.

Monument of London toy set


Paper Toys Scale Monumental Heights in Historical Society Collection

Industrial Revolution made space for playthings for children.

Anna Deavere Smith in 1993


America, Word for Word

Chairman Adams interviews 2015 Jefferson Lecturer Anna Deavere Smith.

August Wilson in 2004


August Wilson’s Blues Poetry

The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.

H. L. Mencken with his brothers


H. L. Mencken as a Boy? Oh, Boy!

Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic

The MacArthur Theater


Memories of a Neighborhood Movie Theater, from When There Was Such a Thing

Oral histories mark the role of the neighborhood movie house

Georgia Plaque for the Appalachian Trail


The Founder of the Appalachian Trail Imagined Something Even Grander

Utopian vision of a Harvard forestry grad