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The Artful Dodger isn't who you think he is

If you were told to name a Charles Dickens novel at random, possibly by someone attempting to prove a theory, there’s a very good chance that you’d say  468 more words

19th Century

Love & Courage — in dust jackets

An aeronautic character who flies in a story in the book looks out, to see potential readers.

The MFA Thesis — Love & Courage: Historic Fiction

Cider Was a Gateway Drink In 1838

How does one get to the land of Inebriation? According to C. Wilterberger, Jr’s 1838 Temperance Map it all starts with cider.

The map is an allegory of one’s descent into drunkenness and the (one and only?) route to salvation. 208 more words


Inspiration: “Island Monarchy”

(Samson’s note: This is PART III of a series detailing the inspirations of Adventurous Strange)r

When reading a book on the history of the Hawaiian Islands, I was captivated by the 19th century portraiture of the monarchy. 203 more words


The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait) by Gustave Courbet

Artist: Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877)

Nationality: French

Completion Date: 1845

Style: Romanticism

Genre: Portrait

Location: Private Collection

Many of Courbet’s early paintings from the 1840’s are self-portraits, such as this one. 98 more words


Mask of a demon (19th century)

Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes, usually as pieces of ornamentation. Among its other fabulous collectibles, The Great Eastern Home has a tribal mask that belongs to the 19th century. 127 more words