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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

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

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Mississippian made marks with two firsts

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St. Louis’s First Black Detective Always Cracked the Case

Ira Cooper never let his leads go cold

playground slide

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Death-Defying Merry-Go-Rounds and Knee-Scraping Climbing Bars Are Playground Memories of Many Americans

When a rocket you could climb or Cinderella's carriage inspired outdoor play

Portrait of Shirley Jackson

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The Voice of Shirley Jackson Was Unnerving and Full of Foreboding

In a rare audio recording, the author revealed what her writing sounded like to her.

A woman from Storyville

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"New Orleans Has Been a Wicked City for a Long Time"

A new anthology documents 300 years of the Crescent City.

Expo watch camera

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

Bookbinding tool known as a fillet

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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.

Truman Capote bids farewell to staff after signing for stock at Random House

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Tru Life

Truman Capote was the toast of New York—and then he was not.