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Image of the Week: Mrs. Abington (1798)

Image of the Week: Mrs. Abington (1798)

This week’s image is pulled from the New York Public Library and is a portrait of the actress, Frances Abington. Her rise to notoriety and her prominence in the fashion scene thereafter make her story interesting and romaticized. Frances began as a poor flower girl and street singer. She then moved on to work under […]

Image of the Week: Francis Marion (1776)

Image of the Week: Francis Marion (1776)

  Today‚Äôs picture comes from the New York Public Library Gallery and features Francis Marion, a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. The 18th century image depicted shows Marion jumping out of a second story window. Though the scene seems simply comical, it is actually an account of a historically true event. […]