World War One’s Miracle Christmas Truce

One hundred and five years ago tonight, on the first Christmas Eve of World War One, a curious thing happened. World War One, or the Great War, began in 1914. Like other long conflicts in history, many soldiers had gone to the battlefields enthusiastically, believing the war would be brief. When the first wave of…

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The Serpentine: Loie Fuller

Loie Fuller is a turn-of-the-century dancer whose name stands apart. She is often coupled with the great Isadora Duncan, who was also an experimental dancer, but Loie Fuller was first. Fuller is most closely associated with Art Nouveau. She first came to prominence in the 1890s and was admired and imitated well into the 1900s.…

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Faces of the Elderly: Native Americans at the Turn of the Century

As a companion to last week’s post about young native Americans, this post is about elderly native Americans, taken at roughly the same time. It’s more interesting to look at the faces of the very old than younger people, because you can see the marks life has left on their faces. The lines on their…

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