Esther Bubley's Tomball Photos

Esther Bubley's Tomball Photos

Esther Bubley took photographs of Tomball, Texas, in 1945. I visited a different Tomball last week.

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DC Writers' Homes: Who Slept (and Wrote) Here?

DC Writers' Homes: Who Slept (and Wrote) Here?

What do Langston Hughes, Myrna Loy, and Blanca Verala have in common? They all lived in D.C., as did hundreds more writers you do and do not already know.

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"What an Immense City": Julia Wilbur Visits New York in July 1863

"What an Immense City": Julia Wilbur Visits New York in July 1863

Julia Wilbur does New York City--July 1863, right before the Draft Riots. I follow her footsteps in 2018.

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Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery

A visit to Congressional Cemetery at dusk in late March.

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The Presidio in the Civil War

The Presidio in the Civil War

No, the GG bridge wasn't built in the Civil War, but the Presidio was up and running.

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Visiting Dr. Mudd

Visiting Dr. Mudd

Contemplating the role of Dr. Samuel Mudd in the Lincoln assassination, while surrounded by his and his family's possessions.

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Point Lookout, Maryland: A Confederate POW Camp, a Union Fort, and a Place to Fish

Point Lookout, Maryland: A Confederate POW Camp, a Union Fort, and a Place to Fish

Point Lookout's location marked it for many things during the Civil War, including a large Confederate POW camp. 

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The Harriet Tubman Byway on the Eastern Shore

The Harriet Tubman Byway on the Eastern Shore

A trip along the Harriet Tubman Byway is a good reminder of injustice and bravery.

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Charles County, Maryland: Two Stops on a Summer Saturday

Charles County, Maryland: Two Stops on a Summer Saturday

A visit to the Thomas Stone Historic Site and Port Tobacco on a summer Saturday.

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Costumes from Mercy Street at the Lyceum

Costumes from Mercy Street at the Lyceum

Check out four costumes used on the PBS series Mercy Street--worn by Alice Green, Emma Green, Mary Phinney, and Jed Foster. 

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"What an Immense City": Julia Wilbur Visits New York in July 1863

"What an Immense City": Julia Wilbur Visits New York in July 1863

Julia Wilbur does New York City--early July 1863. I follow her footsteps--late June 2017.

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Creating & Testing a "Julia Wilbur in Civil War Alexandria" Walking Tour

Creating & Testing a "Julia Wilbur in Civil War Alexandria" Walking Tour

I created a Julia Wilbur Walking Tour. Here's how. (And I will do it again, now that I have road-tested it!)

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The Conspirators' Trial Began May 9, 1865

The Conspirators' Trial Began May 9, 1865

The courtroom where Mary Surratt and 7 others were tried--then and now.

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