Tag Archives: 1860’s

1862: Till Hell Freezes Over

The phrase “until Hell freezes over” seems to originate during the civil war, as the earliest examples in print date from that time. In his 1869 book, The Life and Campaigns of General U.S. Grant, from Boyhood to his Inauguration … Continue reading

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1864: Bird and Weeds

Léon Bonvin: Landscape with Bird and Weeds (1864)

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1862: Billedbog

Pages from a scrapbook billedbog (Danish: “picture book”) made by Hans Christian Andersen and his friend Adolph L. Drewsen for eight-year-old Jonas Drewsen. Andersen and Drewsen both contributed to the collages and wrote stories and poems around the pictures and in … Continue reading

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1865: Northern Lights

Frederic Edwin Church: Aurora Borealis (1865) “Some art historians have suggested that Church painted Aurora Borealis as a subdued tribute to the end of the Civil War, with the drapery of auroral light forming an abstract representation of the American … Continue reading

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1863: Donkey

Thomas Baker: A Donkey in a Landscape (1863)

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