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These two women travelled around the world inspired by Jules Verne

When New York-based journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland embarked on a circumnavigation competition, they changed the role women played in the world.

When a painting is a poem: a perfect symbol

In the tradition of the Chinese literati painting, poetry and calligraphy converge in one of art’s most beautiful currents.

The beauty and narrative of seaweed in these 19th century albums

The art of arranging marine algae into designs, bouquets, and even sometimes intricate little scenes, was surprisingly popular in the 19th century.