Tag Archives: 19th Century

1842: Snowstorm

J. M. W. Turner: Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth (c 1842)

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1897: C.3.3.

When Oscar Wilde’s poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol was published in February, 1898, the author’s name appeared only as “C.3.3.,” which had been the number of Wilde’s tiny room in the prison: block C, landing 3, cell 3. It … Continue reading

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1861: Storm

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

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1896: Forest Stream

Peder Mørk Mønsted: Forest Stream (1896)

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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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1868: Definition

From Wikipedia: Tsundoku (Japanese: 積ん読) is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them. The term originated in the Meiji era (1868–1912) as Japanese slang. It combines elements of tsunde-oku (積んでお, to pile things … Continue reading

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1872: Long Branch

William Trost Richards: Beach at Long Branch: Sunrise (1872)

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