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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Monument of London toy set


Paper Toys Scale Monumental Heights in Historical Society Collection

Industrial Revolution made space for playthings for children.

The Wild Man illustration


How the Grimm Brothers Saved the Fairy Tale

The surprising history behind the world’s most famous collection of folk tales.

Jules Witcover


Impertinent Questions with Jules Witcover

NEH-funded book on veeps.

Portrait of Ambroise Vollard


The Museumgoer

Always the student, even the famous Cézanne went back to the basics.

Little Italy, New York City, 1950s


What Sets Italian Americans Off From Other Immigrants?

Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.

Early cinema in Washington, Iowa


Saving Silent Films

A rare collection finds a new audience.

Masthead of the Hermanner Volksblatt


Ben Franklin’s German-Language Newspaper

Foreign-language newspapers provided insights into immigration and cultural history

David Igler


Sea Captains Changed the Pacific World. David Igler Explains How.

Western Americanist and native Californian David Igler on sea captains who sought their fortunes

Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler


How did James McNeill Whistler create his distinctive brand?

James McNeill Whistler and John Ruskin battled over what makes a work worthy to be deemed art