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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April 3 2014 11:00 AMWho Was This Kindly Looking Man Who Took Hundreds of Photobooth Selfies in the Mid-20th Century?
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April 1 2014 10:00 AMThe First Wizard of Oz–Themed Board Game, Sold to 1920s Superfans
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March 26 2014 11:45 AMDramatic 1908 "Temperance Map" Has the Best Names for the Bad Places Drinkers Will Visit 
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March 24 2014 12:45 PMWatch the Extremely Simple Short Films That Charmed Late-19th-Century Iowans
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March 18 2014 1:00 PMA Brooklyn Woman's Colorful Quilt, Illustrating Her Experience of the Civil War 
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March 14 2014 12:15 PMSearching for the Farmers Who Posed for Government Photographers During the Depression
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March 11 2014 9:00 AMAn Itsy-Bitsy Early 18th-Century Pocket Globe
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March 7 2014 11:45 AMThe "Can't Get There From Here" Railroad Map of 1854 New England
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March 5 2014 1:00 PMThe "Coffin Handbill" Andrew Jackson's Enemies Used to Circulate Word of His "Bloody Deeds"
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March 3 2014 4:45 PMHow to Build a POW Camp for Captured Germans
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Feb. 27 2014 12:50 PMHow to Keep Your Neighbors From Panicking After the Bomb Drops
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Feb. 26 2014 12:30 PMBizarre and Colorful Vintage Circus Posters Featuring Animal Performers
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Feb. 24 2014 10:00 AMA Beautiful 1880s Geography Game for the "Rising Generation"
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Feb. 20 2014 12:15 PMConvicts Transported to Australia Left Loved Ones With These Emotional Tokens of Their Affection
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Feb. 19 2014 8:50 AMShould We Destroy Our Ivory Art Out Of Guilt? Prince William Seems to Think So.
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April 2 2014 12:00 PMOne Sailor's Sketched Memories of a World War II Shipwreck
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March 28 2014 12:45 PMThe 1897 Petition Against Annexation That More Than Half of All Native Hawaiians Signed
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March 25 2014 11:30 AMThe Tank-Building Learning Curve, as Seen in Photos Taken Inside WWII Factories
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March 19 2014 2:15 PMTubercular? Insane? Polygamist? Things That Could Exclude You From Emigrating to the US in 1910
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March 17 2014 11:15 AMHow Guests at Late 19th-Century Luxury Hotels Ordered Up Their Sherry and Manservants
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March 11 2014 11:00 PMMark Twain's Recommended Reading for Young People
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March 10 2014 10:45 AMThe Exquisite Wistfulness of 19th-Century Vegetarian Personal Ads
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March 6 2014 12:35 PMSusan B. Anthony's Indictment for Voting While Female
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March 4 2014 12:35 PMHand-Drawn Early-20th-Century Charts Showing the State of African-American Economic Life
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Feb. 28 2014 1:45 PMA 1940s Board Game for French Kids Taught Tactics for Successful Colonialism
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Feb. 26 2014 12:45 PMHistorical Chart of the Causes, Milestones, and Battles of the Revolutionary War
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Feb. 25 2014 9:00 AMWhen Wolf-Killing Was Legal, and Paid Well
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Feb. 21 2014 1:15 PMThe CIA's 1961 "Personality Sketch" of Nikita Khrushchev
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Feb. 19 2014 2:01 PMA 19th-Century Mother's Handwritten Record of Her Babies' Childhood Illnesses
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Feb. 16 2014 11:45 PMThe Lincoln Speeches a Mourning Nation Most Loved to Remember

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