Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

12 Etiquette Screw-Ups In 1896

Friday, October 16, 2015

Times change and so do manners. We reassess good behavior in 2015.


Does America Really Need The National Mall?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Center stage for many historic protests and demonstrations, the National Mall has fallen on hard times.


4 Outrageously Expensive Dinners Of The Past

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Americans of the past were fascinated by luxurious dining experiences — or at least by the tales of such extravagant exploits.


Rare Film Is Glimpse Of A Distant America

Friday, October 02, 2015

Like a time slingshot, the 1920 silent movie The Daughter of Dawn transports us back to another era — and another.


How Many Daily Meals Did We Once Eat?

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?


Who Does Donald Trump Remind Us Of?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

As an aspirant to the Republican presidential nomination, the businessman/entertainer reminds some people of notable politicians of the past.


Before Or After 1900? A History Game

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.


3 Crazy Crazes Of The Late 1800s

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.


1840s: Hunger For Gold And Galapagos Tortoises

Thursday, September 10, 2015

When the precious metal was discovered in California in the late 1840s, hordes of fortune seekers headed there from all over the world — some taking large amounts of tortoises with them.


The Mystery Of 'Elopement Epidemics'

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Men and women running off together in the Gilded Age — with no warning. What was going on?


The 'Indian Cowboys' Of Florida

Thursday, September 03, 2015

'Indian cowboy': Though it may sound like an oxymoron, Native Americans have been riding horses and roping cattle for centuries in the Sunshine State.


The Black Cowboys Of Florida

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

For many Floridians, the tradition of African-American cattle ranchers is an integral part of the state's rich story.


Holding On Tight To Old New York

Friday, August 28, 2015

Using contemporary technology, the "Culture in Transit" project documents and shares photos and memorabilia that might otherwise be lost forever.


The Creation Of An Emmett Till Archive

Monday, August 24, 2015

A historical collection of civil rights movement material — stemming from the brutal murder of a teenager in Mississippi in 1955 — finds a home in Florida.


16 'Spiffy' Words College Students Used In 1916

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The campus can be a laboratory of great experimentation — especially when it comes to American English.


4 Foods Americans Don't Eat Much Anymore

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Open a cookbook from the Gilded Age, and you just might be surprised by what our forebears passed around the table.


4 Creative Takes On Golf In America

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Leave it to resourceful Americans to tinker and toy with the royal and ancient game of golf.


Sands Of Time: Beach Etiquette Of Long Ago

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Summertime and the living has not always been so easy on some American beaches. For shore.


The Back Story: A Photo Trend From The 1890s

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Ever notice how some people from the distant past turned their backs to the camera?


The Strangest Presidential Campaign Ever

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.