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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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How did James McNeill Whistler create his distinctive brand?

James McNeill Whistler and John Ruskin battled over what makes a work worthy to be deemed art

Charles W. Morgan in 1947.

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What happens when a nineteenth-century whaler makes a twenty-first-century voyage?

Over a hundred seventy years after its birth, the Charles W. Morgan makes its way through New England's waters.

Room in Hauteville House

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What Can We Learn About Victor Hugo From Visiting His House Museum?

A privileged view into the literary mind

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.

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Hannah, Andrew Jackson's Slave

A favorite of Old Hickory, she made him seem kinder than he was. Why?

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"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

Book cover of Tatooing the World

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A Marked Man

For nineteenth-century sailor, tattoos both smoothed the way and caused alarm.

"The Battle of Lake Erie" by Julian O. Davidson

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Roosevelt the Revisionist

Young TR takes on the War of 1812.

Caricature of Gustav Mahler

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To the Age Its Art . . .

Antisemitic critics poisoned the works of Gustav Mahler for fin-de-siècle Viennese audiences.

"I ask no quarter and I fear no foe." —William Goebel, 1899

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The Late Governor Goebel

Governor Goebel: He fought, killed, and was killed.