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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

title page treatment for "Not Exactly A Hermit" by Danny Heitman


Not Exactly a Hermit

Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.

Two people view interactive table


Quilty Table

Digital humanities enhances emotional experience of viewing AIDS Quilt

Bug mosaic of George Washington


Best Bug Art Ever

Machinist by day, entomological mosaicist by night.

Montage of Harriet Beecher Stowe and a family letter.


Parlor Politics

The area of Nook Farm was a hotbed for Stowe and her activist circle.

"Disatisfied": a woodblock illustration by Lafcadio Hearn


Lafcadio Hearn in New Orleans

The misfit journalist felt at home in the marginalized world he wrote about.


Wendell Berry with arm around statue


The Thing (or Things) About Wendell Berry

An Appreciation by Mark Bittman