His theory of general relativity was well known in the U.S., but his 1921 visit caused a sensation.
Struck with “Berggeschrey,” or “mountain clamour,” early modern nobles of Saxony dolled up the dirty and dangerous work of the mines with gold and glitter.
The counterfeit currencies issued in response to 1837’s coin shortage were worthless—or were they?
In the 17th century, Nathaniel Giles had the right to conscript young singers into the British royal children’s choir. He and a business partner went a step further.
In the late nineteenth century, bachelor Santa got married. Unsurprisingly, Mrs. Claus contributed uncompensated labor to the Claus household.
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Through crazes of pigeon-fancying, these birds have been reshaped into a dizzying variety of forms.
Mothers used to documented their infant children's milestones—first steps, first smile—in specially made books. They're amazing historical documents.
Some claimed the battles were so fierce they could smell the gunpowder.
A recent New York Times quiz got us thinking about refrigerators, food, diet, and assumptions about class. Here are 12 stories on the subject.