Tag Archives: 1800’s

1807: No Less Sacred to Them than the Tie of Marriage

I passed a few days in the valley of one of those streams of northern Vermont, which find their way into Champlain. If I were permitted to draw aside the veil of private life, I would briefly give you the … Continue reading

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1802: The Mammoth Cheese

On the first day of 1802, President Thomas Jefferson received a gift of mythic proportions. Amid great fanfare, a “mammoth” Cheshire cheese was delivered to the President’s House by the itinerant Baptist preacher and political gadfly Elder John Leland (1754-1841). … Continue reading

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1807: The Westwood Children

Joshua Johnson: The Westwood Children (c. 1807)

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1806: Darkness at Noon

Title page and figures from Darkness at Noon; or, The Great Solar Eclipse of the 18th of June, 1806; “by an inhabitant of Boston.” Darkness at the break of noon Shadows even the silver spoon The handmade blade, the child’s … Continue reading

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1805: Cenotaph

Antonio Canova: Cenotaph for Marie Christine of Austria [detail] (1805)

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1806: Blessed Among the Blessed

In the third canto of the Paradiso, Dante has arrived in the lowest sphere of Heaven with his guide Beatrice, who has just given him a long lecture about the origin of spots on the moon. There, he sees just … Continue reading

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1806: Journey to the West

Katsushika Taito II: 画本西遊全伝 [Picture Book – Journey to the West] Vol. 3 (c. 1806) (source)

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