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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Charlton Heston playing Ben-Hur



The Book That Shook the World

Image of Dolley Madison.


The Politics of Love

Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.

Four Acrobats, c. 1860.


Four Acrobats

Four Acrobats, the mid nineteenth-century Indian miniature, was once part of an ordered series of paintings, each of which corresponded to one of the melodic modes—or rāga—of classical Indian music.

Image of David Cartwright


Impertinent Questions with David Cartwright

Was Arthur Schopenhauer a dog person?

Image of edition of <em> Stèles</em>, first published in 1914.


The End of Man

And the Art of Victor Segalen.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities


The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.

Mount Auburn Cemetery


Sweet Auburn

Cambridge's pastoral gateway to paradise set the trend for modern cemeteries.

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale


Whaling the Old Way

Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.

Exhibition Hall at Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia


Wagner Free Institute of Science

The Exhibition Hall at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia, with its original systematic scheme of cherry-wood cabinets dating from the 1880s, provides a rare view of a Victorian scie


Telecommunications Triumphs

Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.