Tag Archives: 1870’s

1871: Hot Spring

William Henry Jackson: Jupiter Terraces at Mammoth Hot Spring (1871); Jackson’s photographs were instrumental in convincing the US Congress to create Yellowstone National Park.

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1924: That’s What the Leaves Murmured

Diaz’s Forest In a forest painted by Diaz, a little motherkin and her child stood still. They were now a good hour from the village. Gnarled trunks spoke a primeval tongue. The mother said to her child: “In my opinion, … Continue reading

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1873: A Quiet Day

Alfred Thompson Bricher: A Quiet Day Near Manchester (1873)

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1875: Modern Cyclopes

Adolph von Menzel: Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes) (1872-1875) The elder Cyclopes—not to be confused with the shepherd Cyclopes encountered by Odysseus—were single-eyed immortal giants cast into the depths of the earth upon birth by their father, Uranus, along with … Continue reading

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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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1815: The Affair of a Second

We halted and formed square in the middle of the plain. As we were performing this movement, a bugler of the 51st, who had been out with skirmishers, and had mistaken our square for his own, exclaimed, “Here I am … Continue reading

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1870: Afternoon by the Ocean

Alfred Thompson Bricher: Afternoon by the Ocean; 1870 is a complete guess for the date of this painting.

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