On the Trail of Frank Furness

An historic sites survey is rightfully likened to a trea­sure hunt. A game of discovery, it relies on clues obtained from old maps, diaries, photographs, newspapers and countless other sources to lead to the awaiting bounty. Rather than finding a pot of gold, the historic sites survey, through its identification and documentation of old buildings, is rewarded by the discovery of pattern and...
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Currents

Hat’s Off! The Philadelphia Museum of Art will celebrate the art and craft of twentieth century millinery in the first major survey of its kind ever to be mounted in the United States. “Ahead of Fashion: Hats of the Twentieth Century” will open on Saturday, August 21 [1993], and continue through Sunday, November 28 [1993]. The exhibition will showcase one hundred of the...
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Current and Coming

Inventing Old America A Harvard-educated Congregational minister, Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) abandoned the ecclesiastical pulpit in 1904 to preach a gospel in which he proselytized romanticized views of the American past. Despite his staunch stance as anti-modernist, Nutting built a symbiotic business empire by embracing contemporary technology Рphotography, mass-­market publishing, the...
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Lost and Found

Lost With millions of eyes this past spring on Triple Crown contender Smarty Jones – the three-year-old colt bred in Pennsylvania-it was only natural for many to express interest in the Keystone State’s thoroughbred heritage and equine industry. At its peak a century ago, Shadeland, the Powell Brothers Purebred Stock Fan=rm in Spring Township, Crawford County, was noted worldwide as...
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