Tag Archives: 19th Century

1855: Solitude

Louis Remy Mignot: Solitude (1855)

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1831: A Loud Noise in the Heavens

Nat Turner’s bible (source) And on the 12th of May, 1828, I heard a loud noise in the heavens, and the Spirit instantly appeared to me and said the Serpent was loosened, and Christ had laid down the yoke he … Continue reading

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1831: Bristol Burns

W. J. Müller: Bristol Burns (1831) Arising from the House of Lords’s rejection of a bill that would have increased representation in the House of Commons, the 1831 Bristol Riots were part of the long struggle for democracy in the … Continue reading

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1891: The Young Woman in Dress and Appearance Corresponded with the Visitor of the Dream

When living in Glasgow we had a neighbour, the Rev. Donald McKinnon, who resided in a villa next to ours, with whom we were on very friendly terms. His wife had been dead some time, and the old gentleman kept … Continue reading

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1862: Till Hell Freezes Over

The phrase “until Hell freezes over” seems to originate during the civil war, as the earliest examples in print date from that time. In his 1869 book, The Life and Campaigns of General U.S. Grant, from Boyhood to his Inauguration … Continue reading

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1875: New Jersey

Francis A. Silva: Sunrise, Barnegat Beach, New Jersey (1875) Born the son of an immigrant barber in New York City, Francis Augustus Silva never received formal training as an artist. He displayed talent at an early age, exhibiting ink drawings … Continue reading

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1872: Wyoming

Timothy H. O’Sullivan: Buttes near Green River City, Wyoming (1872) (source)

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