"Print shows many horse-drawn carriages on the driveway leading to the north portico entrance of the White House, during winter with snow on the trees and bushes"

Minding the GAPE – December 2019


A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.

On the “baby bust” of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries

The history of recording and reproducing birdsong

A new exhibit chronicling the experiences of African Americans before, during, and after WWI

SHGAPE Blog Co-Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lauren MacIvor Thompson on the history of abortion

Orange County and the Oneida Perfectionists

The secrets of a rediscovered boom-town cemetery

A long history of the singular “they”

Listen to recordings from 1889

Women artists and Prang’s Christmas card contests of the 1880s

Taxidermy in U.S. history

Tracing family history through immigration records may soon get much more expensive


Cover image: Print of the White House in winter, 1877. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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