Tag Archives: 1860’s

1861: Storm

Martin Johnson Heade: Approaching Storm: Beach near Newport (c 1861–62)

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1865: An Unlikely Alliance

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an unlikely alliance was formed between the makers of pianos and the manufacturers of sewing machines. Both were products widely used by women at home, both were widely seen as triumphs of American … Continue reading

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2017: Walt Whitman’s House

Marsden Hartley: Walt Whitman’s House, 328 Mickle Street, Camden, New Jersey (c. 1905) From 2017 Google Streetview: Whitman’s house today—now 328 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd—and the view from its windows, Camden County Jail: We two, how long we were … Continue reading

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1863: Dictionary of Hell

Entries from the 1863 edition of Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal: Amduscias: Grand-duc aux enfers. Il a la forme d’une licorne; mais lors-qu’il est évoqué, il se montre sous une figure humaine. Il donne des concerts, si … Continue reading

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600 BC: How Can Someone Not Be Hurt and Hurt Again

πῶϲ κε δή τιϲ οὐ θαμέω̣ϲ̣ἄϲαιτ̣ο, Κύπρι, δέϲπ̣ ̣ο̣ιν̣ ̣’, ὄττινα [δ]η̣ ̀ φιλ̣́ ̣[ηϲι,] [κωὐ] θέλοι μάλιϲτα πάθα̣ν̣χ̣άλ̣[αϲϲαι;] [ποῖ]ον ἔχηϲθα [νῶν] ϲά̣ λοιϲί μ’ ἀλεμά̣τω̣ ̣ϲ̣ δ̣αιϲ̣̈́ δ̣ ̣[ην [ἰμέ]ρω⟨ι⟩ λύ{ι}̣ ϲαντι γ̣όν’ ωμε-̣ [x [ ̣ ̣ ̣] … Continue reading

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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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