Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"
Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.
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
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.
The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.
Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.