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  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- October 2011

    The ‘Dambusters’ Fly Again Famous Bombing Raid Reenacted Allied bombing, for all its lethal ferocity, was not an exact science. When the Royal Air Force set its sights on the heavily defended hydroelectric dams in Germany’s Ruhr...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Artists on War: Revenge on Canvas

    A general mistreated by the enemy settles the score—and is immortalized in a painting that came to symbolize Britain’s domination of India. A few years after her husband died, the widow of Major General David Baird approached British...

  • MHQ Magazine

    MHQ Artists Review: Victory at What Cost?

    Daniel Maclise’s murals of Waterloo and Trafalgar dramatically illustrate the sacrifices of war. For nearly 150 years, British politicians have filed past two massive murals lining the walls of the Royal Gallery in the Houses of...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Horst Faas: An Appreciation

    The death on May 10 of legendary Associated Press photographer and editor Horst Faas prompted hundreds of comments and recollections from his colleagues and friends with a common theme, calling Faas a generous man of considerable humor and...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Delta Dreamer

    Artist-engineer Alexander Lippisch conceived more than 50 radical aircraft designs, including the Nazis’ rocket-powered Me-163. Few aircraft configurations are more familiar than the delta wing, which dominated the sky for many years,...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- July 2012

    Single-Seater Baby B-17 While there are plenty of 7/8-scale and even 3/4-scale flying fighter replicas—the latter would give an F4U Corsair look-alike a wingspan of just under 30 feet—nobody has ever tried to shrink a four-engine...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Tumbleweed Triumvirate

    In Los Angeles in 1924 three celebrated creative men of the West—cowboy artist C.M. “Charlie” Russell (1864–1926), cowboy actor William S. Hart (1864?–1946) and cowboy artist-author Will James (1892–1942)—study Russell’s...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Southern Utes Showcase Their History at The Cultural Center & Museum in...

    Not all the Utes were forced out of Colorado in the 19th century. Visitors to the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum in Ignacio, Colorado, feel welcome in the central gathering place, fittingly named the Welcome Gallery. Designed as...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Museum Review: Teenie Harris, Photographer

    Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story Exhibition at Heinz Galleries, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, through April 7; web.cmoa.org/?page_id=327 As a main photographer from 1936 to 1975 for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of...

  • American History Magazine

    Time Travel in Photography

    All aboard the anachronism express! The photographs on these pages may look as if they were taken a century ago, but in fact they were all made in the past 15 years. Lensman Joel Jensen’s romance with the rails began in 1984, when the...

  • American History Magazine

    Romare Bearden: Back to Roots

    The little family—a college-educated couple with a precocious toddler— dwelt in Charlotte, N.C., until one day, when the darker-skinned father was out for a walk with his fair-haired boy, a mob thought he was abducting a white child....

  • American History Magazine

    Weegee’s World

    There were 8 million stories in the Naked City, and he didn’t want to be just one of them: He wanted to be Somebody. Born Usher Fellig in what is now Ukraine, he was given the name Arthur at the age of 11 when his family immigrated to...

  • American History Magazine

    George Bellows- Guts and Glory

    The muscular art of painter George Bellows, like his nation, is a study in contrasts. The kid was all-American, a college dropout from Ohio and a minor league baseball player. He showed up in New York City in 1904 and KO’d the art world....

  • American History Magazine

    American History Book Reviews: Weatherbeaten and George Willows

    Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine by Thomas Andrew Denenberg, (Portland Museum of Art/Yale University Press) For 25 years in Maine, Winslow Homer wrestled fierce nature into his finest paintings. This gorgeous book marries...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Dan Namingha

    Dan Namingha puts a contemporary spin on works that pay tribute to his Hopi-Tewa heritage...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    State of the Art: Saving Large-Scale Paintings

    The Virginia Historical Society saves one of the last remaining examples of large-scale Civil War imagery. Near the top of a huge painting, a conservator stands on a lift, wielding something that resembles a cotton swab. She rubs the tip...