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Rethinking the Archive of Black Visual Culture with Deborah Willis

We are using a university setting to explore images from the 19th century, looking from slavery to today. I thought having a Center to begin to collect ... the social media boom has allowed ... read more

Sears: How a pioneering brand found itself left on the shelf

It is telling that most of the corporate obituaries written this week began in other decades. Historians reflected on the company’s beginnings as a 19th-century offline ... that defined America’s 20th ... read more

The Quasi-Conspiracy That Caused Oakland's Deadly Ghost Ship Fire

As the western terminus for the Transcontinental Railroad and home to the Port of Oakland, the city saw warehouses begin popping up in the late 19th century for storage and ... capital from the first ... read more

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Is this the last stand for Amsterdam’s Jewish market?

The plan to tidy up Waterloo Square is part of a larger drive that began 15 years ago to gentrify a city known ... crackdown on the unofficial Jewish market that had existed in the 19th century along ... read more

The power of the initiative and referendum process

But the fact that they were on the ballot at all means that proponents believed that either lawmakers in Olympia couldn’t muster the political will to pass needed reform or that the bill wasn’t a good ... read more

5 Ways to Get Rid of Earworms, According to Science

Government demand for silver contributed to the boom of Western mining towns in the mid-19th century, encouraged by ... As soon as the flies land, they begin laying eggs in a body’s damp ... read more

How your eyes trick your mind

The real boom in studying illusions began in the 19th Century. A school of scientists who studied perception – among many other things – created simple illusions to shed light on how the brain perceiv... read more

How California wine took over the world

In the American West, the cultivation of wine-grapes began in New Mexico “around 1626 ... Names that still appear on bottles today were already flourishing deep in the 19th century. California boasts ... read more

Historic Old St. John's Church celebrates 200 years in Utica

UTICA — When Irish immigrants came to Utica to build the Erie Canal in the early 19th century, they left their churches ... Last Mass held in the second church building before demolition began read more

How Every Generation of the Last Century Got Its Nickname

The idea that the people who make up a generation share certain characteristics—and thus should share a name—dates back to the mid-19th century, and most cohorts from even before that time have been . ... read more

On brand: how Australia’s apartment frenzy echoes the 1870s cattle boom

Melbourne is now experiencing the most dramatic real estate boom ... of the 19th century the simpler alphabetical brands had all been used up so the designs became increasingly complex and idiosyncrat... read more

How Karelian Bear Dogs Are Keeping Wildlife Out of Harm's Way

In addition to traps and weapons, dogs were used to capture big game and eventually, people began ... the 18th century, and bear meat was a common ingredient in recipes. In the early 19th century ... read more

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