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Chronicling America

Sister Poets–Alice and Phoebe Cary

Alice (1820-1871) and Phoebe Cary (1824-1871) were 19th century American poets who grew up on Clovernook Farm near Cincinnati, Ohio. Their parents, …

The First Lady of American Cinema

In honor of Women’s History Month, today’s post features Lillian Diana Gish, a native Ohioan whose career as an actress, director and …

Quaker Oats: “The Easy Food”

Some of us remember our parents insisting that we eat a good breakfast because it’s “the most important meal of the day.” …

How to Grow Younger

Each time period, culture and person has a unique idea of what makes something or someone beautiful—as the saying goes, “Beauty is …

One Chapter at a Time

When it came to entertainment during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the serialized novel dominated the market. Authors gradually revealed their …

Knitting Women of World War I

Right now we’re in the middle of the World War I centenary. While the world’s men were off fighting one hundred years …

“You Must Have Shakespeare”

Saturday, April 23 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet who authored nearly 40 …