Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

American History Lives: A Story Of The People, By The People, For The People

Thursday, January 21, 2016

All across the country, people are re-creating, reinterpreting, acting out history in some way. These living historians remember the past — and they don't mind repeating it.


The Sad, Happy Life Of Harry Whittier Frees

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

An early pioneer in American pet photography, Frees died in poverty and obscurity.


Rediscovering Mr. And Mrs. Henpeck

Monday, December 28, 2015

In turn-of-the-20th century America, "henpeckery" in married couples was the target of popular humor.


Holiday Pop Quiz: Who Was The President ... ?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Deck the halls, stuff the stockings and sharpen your pencils. It's time for a holiday history exam.


5 Statements On The Wrong Side Of History

Monday, December 14, 2015

History tells us that when speaking of America's future, perhaps it's a good idea to never say never — and never say always.


12 Pranks Of Christmas Past

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Time was, the merrymaking season was also a time for mischief-making.


Building The Library Of Congress — In A GIF

Friday, December 04, 2015

Strung together into a short video, images of the construction of the Library of Congress in the late 19th century illustrate a nation's commitment to knowledge.


A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The extraordinary life of George Edwin Taylor and what it can tell us about politics in America — then and now.


The Peculiar Parade Of Thanksgiving Traditions

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Though it may seem like a fixed point in a fast-moving world, the Thanksgiving holiday continues to change and evolve.


'Masking' Memories: Thanksgiving In Disguise

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In the early 20th century, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks, and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — at Thanksgiving time.


18 Rules Of Behavior For Young Ladies In 1831

Friday, November 20, 2015

In the spirit of American self-reliance, Charles Varle penned a personal guidebook for 19th century Americans.


What Do We Do Now In America The Same Way We Did It 100 Years Ago?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Crowdsourcing a story: All of us know more than any one of us, so here is the seed of a story idea that I hope you will help me cultivate into a full-flowering history post.


Civil War Leaders — In An 1880s Insurance Ad?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

If getting all of these Union commanders together in one room to pose for this photo seems like an impossible task, it was. It didn't happen.


6 Jokes From 19th Century America

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

History books tell us that times were hard in the 1800s. But there was occasional humor. Some of it was even funny.


Thomas Jefferson's 10 Rules Of Life — Mocked

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Words of wisdom from an American president — spread, savored, satirized.


5 Best-Selling Female Writers You May Not Have Heard Of

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Many extremely popular writers of the 19th century are now pretty much forgotten — and gone with the wind.


Halloweens Past: Wacky Pranks With Wagons

Friday, October 30, 2015

In earlier America, before the automobile reigned supreme, the family wagon was often the target for seasonal mischief and mayhem.


A Very Weird Photo Of Ulysses S. Grant

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

More than 80 years before Photoshop was introduced, a clever photographer doctored this picture — and tampered with history.


American Women Who Were Anti-Suffragettes

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Who were the women who worked against voting rights for women in the early 20th century? Some were involved in community and charity — but not electoral politics.


Pop Quiz: Who Was The Only President To ...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In the exclusive club of American chief executives, some presidents are more exclusive than others. This is only a test.