Tag Archives: USA

1807: No Less Sacred to Them than the Tie of Marriage

I passed a few days in the valley of one of those streams of northern Vermont, which find their way into Champlain. If I were permitted to draw aside the veil of private life, I would briefly give you the … Continue reading

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1937: The Building of Tidewater

John Noble: The Building of Tidewater (c.1937)

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1927: East River

Georgia O’Keeffe: East River from the Shelton (East River No. 1) (c. 1927-28)

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1865: O Roaches!

A quite common superstitious practice, in order to rid a house of Cockroaches, is in vogue in our country at the present time. It is no other than to address these pests a written letter containing the following words, or … Continue reading

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1947: Iridescence

Andrey Avinoff: Iridescence (1925-1947) The entomologist Andrey Avinoff emigrated from Russia to the USA after the revolution and worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for 20 years, eventually becoming its director. He turned to painting only later in … Continue reading

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1910: Fifth Avenue at Twilight

Birge Harrison: Fifth Avenue at Twilight (ca. 1910)

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1959: Capital and Labor

Sister Concilla sets the record straight on labor unions. Note the union bug indicating the comic was printed in a union shop.              

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