LINK: A Filthy History: When New Yorkers Lived Knee-Deep in Trash
The doctor led Thankful and Buck through the short, cool hallway to the adjacent room reserved for hopeless cases. There lay the lieutenant asleep. “He’s not dead, is he?” Buck asked from the doorway, craning his neck to see. “No, Buck,” the doctor replied and turned to Thankful. “You may want to say your last…
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An interesting analysis of one of my favorite paintings by Winslow Homer on SPENCER’S PAINTING OF THE WEEK
LINK: THE LIES OF ‘THE CROWN’ AND ‘THE POST’ Image courtesy Vanity Fair
“Dr. Van Dyke is the kind of a friend to have when one is up against a difficult problem. He will take trouble, days and nights of trouble, if it is for somebody else or for some cause he is interested in.” Helen Keller said of him. There are some long-dead men who follow their…
New takes on old tunes.
Redemption is real.
He was the first Englishman to give a detailed description of the North American wilderness. Was it a pack of lies? READ MORE
LINKS: Boyhood An astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America Children in 19th-century art reflect nation’s fears, dreams Image courtesy of National Library of Wales
I suppose most Victorians had sex that we’d consider pretty normal. Some had affairs and others–a small minority–practiced continence.