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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Aug. 29 2014 10:18 AMGorgeous, Creepy Pages From a Late 19th-Century Art Nouveau Occult Calendar
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Aug. 25 2014 8:00 AMPhotos of 1920s Philadelphians, Hanging Out on Their Stoops
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Aug. 14 2014 12:30 PMA Photo Tour of the Flooded Mississippi, 1927
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Aug. 13 2014 11:07 AMThe Ethereal Embossed Pages of a 19th-Century Atlas for the Blind
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Aug. 8 2014 11:45 AMPhotos of “Soldiers’ Inventories” Showcase 1,000 Years of Fighting Gear
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Aug. 6 2014 11:21 AM19th-Century Classified Ads for Abortifacients and Contraceptives 
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Aug. 1 2014 1:16 PMThe Blue-and-Green Elegance of Turn-of-the-Century Tennis Illustrations
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July 29 2014 10:26 AMPostcards Celebrating the Ruins of Black Neighborhoods After the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
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July 25 2014 12:14 PMA Transit Map of 1906 L.A., With Copious Streetcars 
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July 22 2014 4:04 PMA School Progress Report for the Brontë Sisters 
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July 18 2014 11:35 AMA List of Missing Soldiers After the First Black Union Army Regiment Stormed Fort Wagner
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July 16 2014 12:45 PMA Physicist Eyewitness Sketches the First Atomic Test 
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July 14 2014 12:31 PMReconstruction-Era Marriage Certificates of the Recently Emancipated 
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July 11 2014 12:40 PMThe Black List: Public Shaming of the “Lewd and Scandalous” in 18th-Century London
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July 10 2014 1:30 PMPhotos Show How Workers Crunched Census Data in 1940
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Aug. 28 2014 11:11 AMThe Patchwork Maps That Helped Prospectors Track Mining Claims in the American West
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Aug. 15 2014 10:22 AMThe Disastrous Cordon Sanitaire Used on Honolulu's Chinatown in 1900 
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Aug. 13 2014 2:00 PMWho Counted as a "Fascist" in Postwar Italy? How the Allies Decided
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Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
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Aug. 7 2014 2:34 PMGorgeous 1914 Relief Maps of Six National Parks
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Aug. 5 2014 11:11 AMAmerican Boys at a Nazi Summer Camp, Upstate New York, Summer of 1937
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July 31 2014 11:44 AMA Post–World War I “Hunger Map of Europe,” Aimed at the Hearts of American Kids 
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July 28 2014 10:46 AMThe Documents A.J. Liebling Carried While Reporting Overseas During World War II
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July 23 2014 3:30 PMGandhi's 1942 Letter to FDR, Asking For Support For Indian Independence 
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July 21 2014 12:55 PMBrigham Young’s Short-Lived, Experimental Mormon Alphabet
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July 17 2014 4:06 PM19th-Century Japanese Prints Showing the Trials of Western Inventors
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July 15 2014 1:20 PMThose Funny 19th-Century “Reasons for Admission”  to Mental Institutions 
Science
July 13 2014 11:30 PM“Unclaimed Treasures of Science”Even during the Cold War, these women brought feminism to STEM.
Doublex
July 10 2014 11:44 PMThe Pre-Pregnancy ContractIf I’m going to become a mom, I need my husband to sign on the dotted line.
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July 8 2014 1:00 PMA U.S. Intelligence Agency’s Map of German Concentration Camps, a Year Before Liberation 

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