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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

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.

Illustrations of camp life during Civil War

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The Comical and the Coffinly

Through humor, Winslow Homer learned to tap into the subtleties of the Gilded Age.

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A Peopled Wilderness

A new exhibition explores the way in which the Adirondacks became Arcadia.

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The Illusionist

Degas, Zola, Verlaine, and others gathered for his Parisian salons.