December 1984

Volume 36
Issue 1

Features 

All this Florida boy wanted to do was rejoin his regiment. Instead they drafted him into the Confederate secret service.

Solid-gold coins were legal tender for most of the nation's history. In their brilliant surfaces we can see our past fortunes.

California has always been as much a state of mind as a geographical entity. For the better part of two centuries, artists have been defining its splendid promise.

At the turn of the century, a crusading magazine editor exhorted women to seek peace of mind and body through simplicity. For a generation, they listened.

When did we start saying it? And why?

Anonymous

For sixty-five years this photographic company has been recording America from overhead

He was more than just a cartoonist. He was the Hogarth of the American middle class.

… 1885 that is, month by month

Anonymous
December 1984

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