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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.
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.
Friday, November 20, 2015
In the spirit of American self-reliance, Charles Varle penned a personal guidebook for 19th century Americans.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Words of wisdom from an American president — spread, savored, satirized.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Many extremely popular writers of the 19th century are now pretty much forgotten — and gone with the wind.
Friday, October 30, 2015
In earlier America, before the automobile reigned supreme, the family wagon was often the target for seasonal mischief and mayhem.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
More than 80 years before Photoshop was introduced, a clever photographer doctored this picture — and tampered with history.
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.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
In the exclusive club of American chief executives, some presidents are more exclusive than others. This is only a test.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Times change and so do manners. We reassess good behavior in 2015.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Center stage for many historic protests and demonstrations, the National Mall has fallen on hard times.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Americans of the past were fascinated by luxurious dining experiences — or at least by the tales of such extravagant exploits.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Like a time slingshot, the 1920 silent movie The Daughter of Dawn transports us back to another era — and another.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Traditionally, the three daily meals in America are breakfast, lunch and dinner. But did our forebears eat four times a day instead of three?
Thursday, September 24, 2015
As an aspirant to the Republican presidential nomination, the businessman/entertainer reminds some people of notable politicians of the past.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
American history repeats itself often enough that we sometimes feel like we are living in an infinite loop. Here is a quiz that explores that notion.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Hairpin stealing, ring turning and automobiling — apparently folks in turn-of-the-20th-century America were as fad-prone as we are today.