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Our 4th Annual Winter Art Show

March 2023
1min read

Virtually every issue of American Heritage closes with one or another of the editors disgruntled because there is no room for a favorite painting—or because no piece of caption-writing cleverness could make it appropriate to the story that needed illustrating. The Winter Art Show, now in its fourth year, gives those paintings a second chance. Here, along with ones gathered in for specific articles, are many paintings that we came across during the year and just liked. The criteria of our choices are that a work be accomplished and that it show us something about the past—as, we feel, every picture in this year’s gleaning does, whether it is the arresting, superbly rendered whimsy on the facing page, or an ardent vision of the great 1893 world’s fair, or an impressively authentic look at American casualties huddled in the dusk after the assault on San Juan Hill.

We hope you enjoy our work.

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Stories published from "December 1988"

Authored by: The Editors

The meeting of a Boston woman and the Lone Star State is recorded in a set of watercolors

Authored by: The Editors

A History of American Technology, 1776-1860

Authored by: Anne Hollander

An expert on fashion history looks at portraits of some eminent Americans to see what they say about the native style

Authored by: Ink Mendelsohn

Fashion once expressed America’s class distinctions. But it doesn’t any more.

Authored by: Margaret Hodges

Out of an agonizing American experience, the frail Scots author mined a treasure and carried it away with him

Authored by: Thomas P. Hughes

To bring their nation to the leading edge of technology, Soviet leaders are turning to the United States. Their grandfathers did the same thing.

Authored by: Oliver Jensen

When he’s not taking care of a majestic marshaling of toy trains, Graham Claytor gets to play with the real thing

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