August/september 1981

Volume 32
Issue 5

Features 

The Rise and Fall of a Most American Dream

A preview of a magnificent private collection of nineteenth-century art

Anonymous

This puckish, nearly forgotten California architect built his own distinctive style on the simple principle that beauty alone endures

The Forgotten Photographs of Nancy Ford Cones

Anonymous

The John Bull Steams Again

In the Meuse-Argonne, this backwoods pacifist did what Marshal Foch saw as “the greatest thing accomplished by any private’ soldier of all the armies of Europe.”

How a Courtly Game Became Big Business

A HERITAGE PRESERVED

How the happy combination of a millionaire and, a parson gave us Colonial Williamsburg, a place of surpassing loveliness—and a continuing reminder of what a truly bold enterprise our Revolution was

August/september 1981

Departments 

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

POSTSCRIPTS

READERS’ ALBUM