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The Early History of Cigarettes in America

The Early History of Cigarettes in America

By Richard Elliot When Christopher Columbus reached the West Indies in 1492, the natives greeted him with fruit, wooden spears and “certain dried leaves which gave off a distinct fragrance.” The Spanish sailors in Columbus’ crew appreciated the fruit but threw away the dried leaves not knowing what they were for. A few weeks later, […]

Seeding a Historic Garden

Seeding a Historic Garden

The Realized Visions of Six Master Gardeners By Maxine Carter-Lome Gardens can be a source of food, inspiration, experimentation and personal pride, all key elements behind some of the greatest historic house gardens in America, six of which are profiled here. Although all six gardens are different in terms of design, layout, scale and horticultural […]

Collecting Political Memorabilia

Collecting Political Memorabilia

by Raymond M. Farina Collecting memorabilia from America’s past political campaigns and elections can be traced to the first inauguration of George Washington and the several varieties of then expensively made clothing buttons produced to commemorate that memorable event on April 30, 1789. There are over 27 different known varieties of uniform-type clothing buttons manufactured […]

The Kentucky Rifle – America's Own Art Form

The Kentucky Rifle - America's Own Art Form

By Ronald G. Gabel Why do people collect “Kentucky” rifles? Why are they considered America’s rifle? How were they used? Why are they called “Kentucky” rifles? Why are they historically important? Why are they considered one of our countries only true art forms? American people have always been collectors. I have often heard it said […]

Publisher's Corner: July 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

The “Road Trip” Immortalized in literature, song, and movies, the road trip is as American as apple pie, baseball, and hot dogs. We all have stories of family road trips and driving vacations, and most probably the souvenirs we purchased along the way. The souvenir is a tangible memento of the tourist experience. The tourism […]

In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America

In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America

In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America Shelburne Museum June 14 through September 1, 2014 Exquisite and powerful paintings by Monet, Manet, Degas, Courbet and other French Impressionist masters will be on display this summer at Vermont’s acclaimed Shelburne Museum with “In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America” a new exhibition […]

Captain America Wins Again, and Again

Captain America Wins Again, and Again

Captain America Wins Again, and Again By J.C. Vaughn Captain America: The Winter Solider has scored another hit for Marvel Studios with a first weekend domestic take of $95,023,721 and international grosses of more than $207 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It’s always been a great time to collect the super soldier, the creation of Joe […]

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America’s Past at the New York Historical Society Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War On View April 4 – August 24, 2014 NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2014) – This spring, the New-York Historical Society will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the […]