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.

The Vault
Dec. 19 2014 12:30 PMA Vision of the Utter Chaos That Was Early-19th-Century Firefighting
The Vault
Dec. 19 2014 9:15 AMThe Goofy, Anti-Nazi Parody Video That Enraged Goebbels
History
Dec. 17 2014 10:02 AMA Gift Guide for Young HistoriansThe books that made scholars want to devote their future to examining the past.
Ten Years in Your Ears
Dec. 14 2014 9:01 PMThe 25 Best Podcast Episodes EverThe most moving, hilarious, and heartbreaking works of podcasting genius.
The Vault
Dec. 9 2014 10:52 AMAn Early Arctic Explorer's Dramatic Drawings of the Frozen North
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Dec. 5 2014 12:02 PMNifty Methods for Smuggling Contraband, From a Manual for WWII-Era British Spies 
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Dec. 1 2014 12:46 PMHow to Employ Women in Government Jobs: Postwar Advice Drawn From the American Experience
The Vault
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.
The Vault
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
The Vault
Dec. 19 2014 9:29 AMThe Most Beautiful and Intelligent Historical Coffee-Table Books of 2014
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Dec. 18 2014 12:10 PMA Detailed, Majestic Diagram of Two British Ships of War, From an 18th-Century Encyclopedia
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Dec. 15 2014 10:36 AMLate-1940s Chicago CSI, in Photos
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Dec. 11 2014 12:47 PMAn Inventory of Robert E. Lee’s Personal Property, Left in His Mansion and Seized by the Government
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Dec. 8 2014 1:26 PMFDR’s First Draft of His “Day of Infamy” Speech, With His Notes
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Dec. 3 2014 12:15 PMMap Shows Where the Juvenile Delinquents Lived in Depression-Era D.C.
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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
The Vault
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?
The Vault
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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