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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Illustration of man with butterfly net chasing letters.

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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

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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

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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.

Drawing of farm

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Picturing the Farms of Ohio and Pennsylvania

An itinerant artist chronicles farm life in America.

Crowd at Coney Island

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The Coney Island Exhibition That Captures Its Highs and Lows

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

an illustration of Lincoln

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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

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Paper Toys Scale Monumental Heights in Historical Society Collection

Industrial Revolution made space for playthings for children.