A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.

A new memorial for the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

Incarceration without livable wages

Celebrating Langston Hughes on his birthday

Chicago’s Provident Hospital was the first Black-owned public hospital

The first American pet cemetery opened in 1896

In 1901 Indianapolis, Black women used the “Delsarte method” for self-care

Early-twentieth-century tourism and the “Kentucky Cave Wars

Remembering Babe Ruth on his birthday

Finding fashion in the Library of Congress collections

Explore the original copy of the 14th Amendment

Theodore Roosevelt and the Island in the Potomac

Oliver Wendell Holmes bequeathed most of his estate to the federal government

Cleaning the muck and mess of Carnival season

Revolutionary José Rizal’s contributions to Philippine self-government under U.S. authority

Discover tintypes throughout the decades

George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” turns 100

Confounding yet cost-effective sewing patterns for the thrifty homemaker in Harper’s Bazaar

Octavius V. Catto’s civil rights activism in Philadelphia

A teacher, a Civil War hero, and a stolen Confederate ship to freedom

Surveying Black ecologies with historian J.T. Roane

The material culture of American Valentine’s Day

Finding Frederick Douglass in the National Archives on his chosen birthday

Las Vegas before the glitter and lights

The curious connection between the telegraph and Tiffany & Co.

Teaching about yellow journalism in the classroom

Henry Charles Lea and printing in Philadelphia

The underexplored history of lynching Black women

Political cartoons during the Spanish-American War of 1898

Presidential records in the National Register of Historic Places

Mary Church Terrell created Frederick Douglass Day

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After serving in the United States Navy, Kym pursued her education and true passion of history. Kym taught as an adjunct for six years prior to continuing her education. She is currently a History PhD student and Fellow at the University of Montana, focusing on public health in the Progressive Era.

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