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Articles with keyword "Nineteenth century"

Mount Auburn Cemetery


Sweet Auburn

Cambridge's pastoral gateway to paradise set the trend for modern cemeteries.

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale


Whaling the Old Way

Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.

Exhibition Hall at Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia


Wagner Free Institute of Science

The Exhibition Hall at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia, with its original systematic scheme of cherry-wood cabinets dating from the 1880s, provides a rare view of a Victorian scie

The Mizpah Arch, Denver


Mile High Station

Denver's Union Station made the city take off.

Book cover for Network Nation


Telecommunications Triumphs

Communications revolution set in motion by optical telegraph and early telephone.

Elise Lemire, author of Black Walden:Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Mass


Black Walden

The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.



The Ubiquitous Book

The rise of America's culture of print.

Image of family in Shawnee, Kansas.


A Common Story

Kansans tell their diverse stories.

Image of Virginia Carter of the Kentucky Humanities Council

In Focus

Kentucky’s Virginia Carter

Virginia Carter promotes her state's history with Chautauqua.

David Livingstone, circa 1865.


Livingstone in a New Light

Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.