October 21, 2014

Often times the story of the New York Art Deco skyscraper ends with the Empire State Building. It was the tallest of its era, and it ranks well among a lavish group. Though it set records for construction speed, it nonetheless languished without tenants for years after...

October 14, 2013

If you grew up in Marietta, Ohio, then you are likely to love Thomas Pollock Anshutz's Steamboat on the Ohio, 1896, or any painting with a riverboat. We used to have Becky Thatcher moored on the banks of the Muskingum, but it sank evocatively. The W.P. Snyder, though i...

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