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Nazi Propaganda Art

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On February 10, 2021

This is just downright fascinating. In the final days of the Second World War, a train loaded with relics of the collapsing Third Reich was speeding toward the Czech border when American pilots, flyin

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This is the grave of John Trumbull. Born in 1756 in Lebanon, Connecticut, Trumbull grew up in the New England elite of the Revolutionary generation. His father was Connecticut governor from 1769-84, the only British governor to become a Patriot and remain in office after 1776. Trumbull entered Harvard in 1771 and graduated in 1773. […]

Ye Olde Statue

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On June 22, 2020

Here’s a statue that definitely doesn’t need to come down. For centuries, in a picturesque Tuscan town near the Mediterranean coast, legions of pilgrims came to venerate one of Christendom

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This is the grave of Winslow Homer. Born in 1836 in Boston, Homer came from an old New England family. His mother was a talented amateur artist and gave Winslow his first lessons. But his father was, like many Americans of this generation, restless and desperate to get rich quick. In 1849, like so many […]
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This is the grave of Albert Bierstadt. Born in Solingen, Germany in 1830, in 1831, Bierstadt’s family immigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a talent artist from the time he was young. In 1853, he returned to Germany to study with leading artists there. He was particularly interested in large landscape paintings, particularly those […]
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