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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Peter Cooper, 1850


Peter Cooper’s Big Ideas

Steam engines and Jell-O paled beside the famed inventor's greatest legacy.

19th-century miner's lunch pail from the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum


Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

A segmented miner’s lunch pail from the nineteenth century was, above all, practical, with stacking compartments for stews, pie, cobbler, as well as a cup on top for coffee, which was heated over a ca

Zither from the collections of the German American Heritage Center


German American Heritage Center

The zither, commonly found in southern Germany and other parts of alpine Europe, produces the “oompahs” so typical of German folk music.


Revolt of the Masses

From Mass Moments, a website ( that is a daily almanac of significant events in the state’s history. It can also be received as a podcast or RSS feed.


Wild Time in the Poconos

From The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied, Volume I, May 1832–April 1833, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, 2008, in which the aristocratic naturalist and

Franklin School


Capital Gains

Adolf Cluss lived through revolutionary times, first in his native Heilbronn in southwest Germany, where as a young man he got swept up in the popular uprisings of 1848, and then in Washington, D.C.,

Civil War soldiers from Wisconsin


Badger Boys in Blue

Wisconsin remembers its Badger Boys who fought for the Union.

Robert E. Lee astride Traveller


How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

Young dancer


Everything Is Divine in Bali

A new exhibit of art, ritual, and performance from a tropical paradise.


Presidential Service

Benjamin Latrobe and his wife, Mary, helped newly inaugurated President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison furnish the White House.