Rebecca Onion Rebecca Onion

Rebecca Onion, who runs Slate’s history blog The Vault, is a writer and academic living in Ohio. Follow her on Twitter.

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Dec. 1 2014 12:46 PMHow to Employ Women in Government Jobs: Postwar Advice Drawn From the American Experience
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Nov. 26 2014 11:53 AMA Beautiful Depression-Era Route Map Makes Transcontinental Bus Travel Look Glamorous
History
Nov. 24 2014 4:43 PMWhat Did Gettysburg Smell Like?A sensory history of the Civil War.
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Nov. 21 2014 9:48 AMDelicately Hand-Tinted Postcards Show How Early 20th-Century Tourists Viewed Japan 
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Nov. 18 2014 12:58 PMA WWII Ration Book Issued to FDR
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Nov. 13 2014 1:36 PMA Quaker Printer’s Early–19th-Century Attempt to Convince New Yorkers of the Horrors of Slavery
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Nov. 7 2014 12:14 PMA Depression-Era Map Showing the Robust State of College Football in 1938
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Nov. 4 2014 11:24 AMJoyful 1930s Photos of Off-Duty Ballet Dancers at the Beach 
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Oct. 31 2014 8:12 AMCommemorative Illustrations Showing Off the Gorgeous Parades of Late-Medieval Germany
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Oct. 29 2014 11:09 AMThe Black Humor of WWI Soldiers, in a Parody Form Letter to Wives
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Oct. 27 2014 11:44 AMWhaling Ship Crew List Shows Melville Embarking on a Journey That Inspired Moby-Dick
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Oct. 22 2014 11:36 AMCasting the Role of Scarlett O'Hara Was Really, Really Frustrating
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Oct. 17 2014 1:47 PMThe Star Charts That Apollo 11 Astronauts Used to Land on the Moon
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Oct. 13 2014 1:38 PMThe Wild Zebra-Striped Ships That Confounded German Submarines During WWI 
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Oct. 9 2014 11:58 AMSmash Mouth: The Life of a Football Lineman Before Face Masks
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Nov. 28 2014 9:23 AMA 17th-Century Argument for the Many Virtues of Coffee, Chocolate, and Tea
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Nov. 25 2014 12:32 PMHow Railroads Advertised for Homesteaders to Settle in Indian Territory 
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Nov. 21 2014 12:30 PMPeep Inside a Newspaper's Bustling Headquarters, Circa 1922
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Nov. 19 2014 12:36 PMBeautiful, Terrible Watercolors of a 19th-Century Whale Hunt, Found in a Ship’s Logbook 
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Nov. 14 2014 1:22 PMGently Sexy Boudoir Stereographs for Use in Victorian Parlors
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Nov. 11 2014 2:48 PMDelightful 17th-Century Traveling Library Packs 40 Volumes Into One
History
Nov. 6 2014 9:19 AMHistory, or Just Horror?Should archives make images of eradicated diseases and antiquated treatments available for the world to see?
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Nov. 3 2014 3:24 PMA Melancholy List of Edgar Allan Poe’s Debts, From His Bankruptcy Petition of 1842
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Oct. 30 2014 11:06 AM“Love Your Government, Or Else.” A Civil War-Era Infographic With a Mission.
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Oct. 28 2014 12:06 PMEtiquette Lessons for the Annoying Moviegoers of Early Cinema
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Oct. 23 2014 12:02 PMDelightfully Awkward Studio Action Shots of Players, Used on Early Baseball Cards
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Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PMA Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
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Oct. 14 2014 3:39 PMThis Map Shows Just How Divided the U.S. Was on Civil Rights in 1949
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Oct. 10 2014 9:50 AMThe Lantern Slides That Advertised Coming Attractions in the Silent Film Era 
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Oct. 7 2014 10:17 AMThe Pointers Eleanor Roosevelt Gave to JFK After His First Televised Debate With Nixon

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