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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

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A Romantic Notion: One Scholar’s Lifetime of Devotion to the Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The prolific Victorian writers have given him a very exciting and satisfying life

Calamity Jane


Myth Versus Truth in the Life of Calamity Jane: Ask Glenda Bell

Calamity Jane spit, gambled, and dressed like a man and became a Western legend.

Ellen Gruber Garvey


Scrapbooking Was Big During and After the Civil War. Why?

In the nineteenth century, making scrapbooks wasn't just for the hoi polloi. Celebrities like Mark Twain clipped and pasted, too.

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Picturing the Farms of Ohio and Pennsylvania

An itinerant artist chronicles farm life in America.

Crowd at Coney Island


The Coney Island Exhibition That Captures Its Highs and Lows

For more than a century, Coney Island has stirred our senses.

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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.

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How the Grimm Brothers Saved the Fairy Tale

The surprising history behind the world’s most famous collection of folk tales.