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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.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
An early pioneer in American pet photography, Frees died in poverty and obscurity.
Monday, December 28, 2015
In turn-of-the-20th century America, "henpeckery" in married couples was the target of popular humor.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Deck the halls, stuff the stockings and sharpen your pencils. It's time for a holiday history exam.
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.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Time was, the merrymaking season was also a time for mischief-making.
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.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
The extraordinary life of George Edwin Taylor and what it can tell us about politics in America — then and now.
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.