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Articles with keyword "United States"

Portrait of Gouverneur Morris

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Ungoverned Passion

Founding Father and ladies' man Gouverneur Morris flees revolutionary Paris to discover the delights of central Europe.

color postcard of Montana's Broadwater Natatorium circa 1890.

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Big Sky Oasis

Montana's hot springs were pockets of peace and luxury on the frontier.

child in theater

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Deaf Meets Wonderstruck

An NEH-funded documentary inspires a cinematic novel, one to be seen as well as read.

View through a bench in Central Park.

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Public Parking

Frederick Law Olmsted designed pastoral escapes for the urban masses.

African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield astride Alan-A-Dale.

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The Racing Life

Kentucky jockey Jimmy Winkfield fled to Russia to escape Jim Crow.

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A Ladies' Rumble

Mad hatter tears worshipper's chapeau in two during Sunday service.

American Indian delegation at White House

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A Nation of Treaties

Minnesota examines the treaties between the United States and American Indians.

Two sailing vessels at sea in nineteenth century

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A Diplomatic Education

Early in the Civil War, the Union narrowly avoided war with Britain.

Poster image of woman holding spear-like fountain pen

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Traveling Man

Illinois explores the history of the profession shared by L. Frank Baum, Benedict Arnold, and Johnny Appleseed. 

business letter in Audubon's handwriting

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Audubon the Writer

The celebrated bird portraitist was also a great artist of the written word.