Tagged: Minding the GAPE
A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Cons, scams, and the “Age of Imposture”
With the U.S. COVID death toll surpassing that of the Civil War, turning to history for lessons on memorials and remembrance
Marcus Garvey’s descendants press for a posthumous pardon
Honoring the Sand Creek Massacre amid a pandemic
Edith Houghton, the would-be doctor who believed women’s suffrage would eradicate STIs
Turn-of-the-century illustrations from the D.C. Parks Commission
When Humane Societies organized Christmas parties for horses
There’s more to learn about Roosevelt from the Theodore Roosevelt Oral History Collection
Black remembrance and racial violence in New Orleans
When the modern image of Santa Claus first appeared during the Civil War, Santa sided with the North
The weird history of Abraham Lincoln’s casket photos gets even weirder
Opening a time capsule placed under Richmond’s statue of Robert E. Lee in 1887
Moving Richmond’s statue of Robert E. Lee to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Cover Image: Waiters Joseph G. Cannon and James S. Sherman turn away a man labeled “Average Citizen” and a woman at the “Hotel Prosperity” dining room because all the tables have been reserved for Wool Interests, Coal Trust, etc. New Year’s Eve at the Hotel Prosperity, Puck, v. 66, no. 1713 (December 29, 1909), centerfold. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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