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No Failure of Substance

Roosevelt began inaugural day by attending a brief service at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

A Seat on the Isle, Please

From Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome by Gregory S. Aldrete, pages 4-5. Copyright © The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Plus Ça Change . . .

“Promises,” from The Exchange Artist by Jane Kamensky.

Yarrow Mamout

Third Time’s the Charm

When Charles Willson Peale painted former enslaved African American and Georgetown resident Yarrow Mamout in 1819, he was interested in his storied longevity.

Sarah Bernhardt in <em>Le Baiser</em>

Le Baiser

Felix Nadar’s gelatin silver print on paper of Sarah Bernhardt in Le Baiser is among the holdings of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Saburo Shindo

Nebraska by Way of Hiroshima

Perched atop an English saddle and sporting leather riding boots in this 1913 pose, Saburo Shindo literally sits astride the cultural diversity that marked his life as a Hiroshima-born Nebraskan resta

From Revival to Rock ’n’ Roll

Rosetta Tharpe never had Mahalia Jackson’s political cachet or her connection to the civil rights movement.

Road to the White House, 1908 Edition

From New-York Daily Tribune, Wednesday, November 4, 1908

Vice-Presidential Candidate and Sons Go to Booth Together.

Golem dust jacket

Golem Revival

The most vivid, pervasive and influential version of the golem legend emerges from sixteenth-century Prague and is indelibly linked with Rabbi Loew (1525–1609), the famous spiritual leader of

A Ladies' Rumble

Mad hatter tears worshipper's chapeau in two during Sunday service.