Upcoming Posts

Here is a preview of some of the blog posts I plan on writing about in the future. This list should also give you a better idea about the people, places, and things from American history that interest me the most!

See something you’re super interested in? Is my list missing something you’d like to learn more about? Write a comment and I’ll see what I can do!

Sidney Lanier

The 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair

The 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition

-Early history of the Smithsonian Institution

John Wesley Powell

-Zora Neale Hurston’s stories from Of Mules and Men

Happy Days are Here Again (song used in the FDR presidential campaign)

U.B. Iwerks

The Wheeler Survey (1869-1871)

William Henry Jackson

-Interesting articles and topics originally published in Advertising Age

Lydia Pinkham

Edward Bernays

Lewis Hines photographs of child laborers from the early 20th century

Lucky Strike cigarette advertising campaigns from WWII and before

Windsor McCay

Your Hit Parade radio show

Frances Perkins

Calvin Coolidge

Thomas Hart Benton

-Interesting items from the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (At the Smithsonian)

Mallows Bay, Maryland

Lorena Hickock

Arthurdale, WV and Greenbelt, MD (New Deal housing projects)

L. Frank Baum and his Oz stories

Mather inspiration posters

Coxey’s Army

Buckwackers in Missouri (Civil War)

-Edwin Porter’s The “Teddy” Bears (1907 silent film)

Emperor Norton of San Francisco

-19th century American slang

Scott Joplin and ragtime music