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Baseball glove by Mississippian who first faced Babe Ruth in Major League

The Babe’s First Major League Trip to the Plate Ended in a Whiff

Mississippian made marks with two firsts

Expo watch camera

Before James Bond, a Hidden Camera Inside a Watch Was a Gadget for Royalty

The Expo was manufactured in the U.S. for nearly 35 years.

Bookbinding tool known as a fillet

Tools of the Bookbinding Trade Can Be Found in Pennsylvania

Eighteen miles west of Philadelphiia, a collection in a national historic district reveals how you can judge a book by its cover.

Detail of the Winged Victory of Samothrace

Searching for the True Origins of the Louvre’s Winged Victory.

For more than 2,000 years, the Winged Victory of Samothrace has been surrounded in mystery, and still she beguiles.

Medieval water vessel (aquamanile) showing Aristotle and Phyllis

Object Lesson: Did Aristotle Really Humiliate Himself for Phyllis?

The legend of Aristotle and Phyllis decorated everyday objects in the Middle Ages.

Caterina Sforza

Caterina Sforza: Fearless Regent and Scientist of 15th-Century Italy

The Renaissance’s concocter of golden recipes.

Mask of Agamemnon


German archaeologist Schliemann had a flare for the sensational find.



First in a Series.

Dustj acket of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Vol. 2

Papa Wheelie

The American Expat Novelist Extolls la Vie Parisienne