Alive with the Sound of Music

Next to Stephen Foster, William Henry Fry was arguably the most important American composer working before the Civil War.

The Printing Press as an Agent of Change?

I imagined that my investigations might end up in a decisive graph that would map the number of pages printed against the number of Buddhist converts to Christianity.

Samuel Dodd

This stamp pattern book opens up a rare glimpse into a small nineteenth-century American business, revealing just how many designs one man produced in his lifetime.

A House in Vermont, a Caribbean Beach

I sensed the spark of time travel, but even the most vaporous spirits seemed unable to slip between the apertures of the past and this particular May evening.

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