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Uncategorized Oct 9, 2009

Lincoln and New York

Freshly open at the New York Historical Society, Lincoln and New York focuses on exactly what you might expect. The exhibition explores the connection between Abe and the great metropolis, allowing for discussion of Civil War politics and… Read more
Design Sep 18, 2009

James D. Julia Historic Firearms Sale

James D. Julia Auctions in Fairfield, Maine hosts its annual rare and historic firearms sale October 6-7. Items range from the morbid death mask of FBI most wanted bank robber John Dillinger to a 1968 Browning pistol with a gold … Read more
Design Sep 8, 2009

Outbreak 1939 at the Imperial War Museum

Outbreak 1939 opened on August 20, 2009 at London’s Imperial War Museum (a magnificent place). The exhibition examines how the announcement of war shaped the lives of everyday citizens. Posters detailing the war effort, spurring service… Read more
Books & Magazines Sep 4, 2009

American Fashion Menswear

In American Fashion Menswear, fashion historian Robert E. Bryan travels from Levi’s through Zoot Suits to the present exploring the evolution of American fashion. The topic, undoubtedly, is rich. And, Bryan’s assertion that shifts in… Read more
Uncategorized Sep 2, 2009

Pro Football’s Past in Objects

Sporting history builds with a series of different source material – game film, statistics, and newspaper articles meld with folklore and oral histories. Then, of course, there are the objects. A welcome portion of the Pro Football Hall of… Read more
Art Aug 25, 2009

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times ran at the Nantucket Historical Society from May to September of 2006. The exhibition covered the changing face of the Island through a wonderful collection of shop signs. Everything from restuaruants to blacksmiths were… Read more
Books & Magazines Aug 19, 2009

A Remarkable Curiosity

A Remarkable Curiosity: Dispatches from a New York City Journalist’s 1873 Railway Journey Across the American West brings alive the notes and portraits of Amos Jay Cummings. One of the most famous newspaper men of his day, Cummings… Read more
Uncategorized Aug 19, 2009

Hot Type, Hard Times 1900-1910

In the first decade of the 20th-century, Idaho Falls transformed from a frontier boom town to a civilized city. In the course of the decade wars were waged between tavern owners, bootleggers and gamblers and the proponents of temperance… Read more
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