Tag Archives: 1860’s

1879: Alice

George Dunlop Leslie: Alice in Wonderland (c. 1879) Alas! it was too late to wish that! She went on growing, and growing, and very soon had to kneel down on the floor: in another minute there was not even room … Continue reading

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1864: Glory be to God

Georgiana Houghton: Glory be to God (1864) Georgiana Houghton was a Victorian spiritualist and medium whose many paintings include descriptions on the reverse detailing the various spirits and angels that influenced her in producing them. Houghton called these works “spirit … Continue reading

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1863: Twilight

Martin Johnson Heade: Twilight, Singing Beach (1863)

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1860: Disaster

William Ruthven Wheeler: Great Lakes Marine Disaster (c. 1860)

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1866: Waterspout

Gustave Courbet: The Waterspout (1866)

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1865: Dream

May 3, 1869 Rev. and Dear Sir, After many delays I send you a short account of the dream which excited your interest last summer. In the fall of 1865, I think it was in the month of November, while … Continue reading

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1732: The Morals of Chess

Although Benjamin Franklin likely composed his essay “The Morals of Chess” as early as 1732, it was first published in 1786, during the height of interest surrounding Wolfgang von Kempelen’s mechanical chess-playing Turk; Franklin himself had lost to the machine … Continue reading

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