Tag Archives: 1860’s

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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1865: Shirt

Oglala Lakota (Teton Sioux) artists, South Dakota: Man’s Shirt (1865) (source)

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1867: Historical Monument of the American Republic

Erastus Salisbury Field: Historical Monument of the American Republic (c. 1867)

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1923: Emancipation Machine

“I feel that I have done something for the women who have always had to work so hard. This will enable them more easily to earn a living.” Statement of Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter   HOW WOMEN … Continue reading

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1863: Sheep in a Boat

Rosa Bonheur: Changing Pastures (1863)

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1869: Ayu Dag

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky: View of the Ayu Dag (1869)

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