Category Archives: History

William Bartram

Something I have been working on and researching lately, the Travels of William Bartram http://www.georgiahistory.com/containers/224   William Bartram c. 1808 by Charles Wilson Peale Used by permission of Independence National Historical Park     Son of John Bartram, America’s first … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Revenge

Since I have been posting about Howard Pyle and the pirates of his illustrations. Here is the site for the Queen Anne’s Revenge and some real life pirates from the Golden Age of Piracy. http://www.ncmaritimemuseums.com/beaufort/exhibits/beaufort-qar-exhibit.html In 1718, the notorious pirate … Continue reading

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The western landscape as seen by Timothy O’Sullivan

A collection of never before seen photographs from the American West. There are too many photos to post the entire article here. So here is the link. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149899/The-American-West-youve-seen-Amazing-19th-century-pictures-landscape-chartered-time.html These remarkable 19th century sepia-tinted pictures show the American West as you … Continue reading

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American Indian sailed with the Vikings

Ok, veering away from the strictly art postings. This just seemed like an interesting story from National Geographic. American Indian Sailed to Europe With Vikings? Centuries before Columbus, a Viking-Indian child may have been born in Iceland. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/11/101123-native-american-indian-vikings-iceland-genetic-dna-science-europe/ Off Norway, … Continue reading

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Reckless honored

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/real-war-horse-honored-in-quantico/2013/07/22/94695498-e406-11e2-80eb-3145e2994a55_story.html Real war horse, Reckless, honored with statue at Marine museum in Quantico Jeanne Toussaint/Art Castings – Colorado sculptor Jocelyn Russell created a statue of the horse, Reckless, which will be unveiled on Friday at the National Museum of the … Continue reading

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