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Royall Tyler in a Comic (sort of) (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

This week the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge published an anthology of comics called Minimum Paige. The first item is a little horror story that I scripted and Alex Cormack drew called “The Essex County Literary Wax Museum & Menagerie.” Last night we learned that the editors also awarded that story second prize among all the eligible entries in the book.

What does this have to do with Revolutionary War history? Hmmm.

The images of Judge Pyncheon from The House of Seven Gables in our story are based on pictures of the playwright and jurist Royall Tyler, who ...

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Anne Royall and the Nude President (American Presidents Blog)

An interesting history-related post from American Presidents Blog:

A few centuries ago, the President of the United States of America did not have a security detail. He could slip out of the White House and do as he pleased. And it wasn't much of a problem until President Lincoln was murdered in 1865.

President John Quincy Adams was well know for one habit. He liked to swim nude everyday in the Potomac River. No big deal back then, right?

Anne Royall was a journalist. However, she was not treated well by most of the public. Who wanted a female journalist in the early 19th Century?

However, she scored ...

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