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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.


Hannah, Andrew Jackson’s Slave

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

Book cover


"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


A Marked Man

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

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


Roosevelt the Revisionist

Young TR takes on the War of 1812.

Caricature of Gustav Mahler


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


The Late Governor Goebel

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

Illustrations of camp life during Civil War


The Comical and the Coffinly

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


A Peopled Wilderness

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


The Illusionist

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


The Amazing Adding Subtracting Composing Creating Do-Everything Machine

An English countess creates the basis for computer software.