Peace on earth and good will to men may be in short supply, but there is no time like Christmas to appreciate that nowadays advertising is everywhere. Billboards, newspapers, magazines, television, the Internet, cell phones . . . advertisers will try any means available to get consumers to buy their products. So it’s hardly surprising to find 19th century advertisers taking advantage of one of the earliest forms of mass media: sheet music.
In the year...Read More
As we watch events unfolding in Libya, and still hear regular news of Somali piracy, it seems like a good opportunity to have a look back at America's historic relationship with North Africa.
From the earliest days of the United States, the Barbary States represented a thorn in the sides of American government and commerce. As a fledgling democracy without an established navy, American ships and their crews were vulnerable to capture by pirates from Algiers,...Read More
Jane Campbell Bannerman -- now a sprightly 103 years of age -- embarked on her first trip abroad in 1929, long before there were iphones or digital cameras. Instead, she carried sketchbooks and watercolors to record the scenes and people she encountered. Colorful, personal, quirky, and utterly unique, Bannerman's 74 sketchbooks capture the quintessential spirit of the places she visited, and also reflect her own appealing personality.
At the time of her inaugural trip, Jane Campbell...Read More
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