Newport

For centuries the Newport rich have been commissioning portraits of themselves—and sometimes getting a surprise when they see the results

A Brush with the Law & OTHER OFF-SEASON ADVENTURES, or

Pilgrims and Puritans, naturally, hated the water, but by the turn of the century certain pleasures had been rediscovered

For some two hundred years the Europeans who planted themselves on our Atlantic shoreline turned their backs on the sea or merely farmed it. Read more >>
In the summer of 1852 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, vacationing with his family in Newport, Rhode Island, happened one day upon the old Jewish cemetery, established in 1677. Read more >>