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Civil War Dolls Get X-Rayed for Signs of Smuggling

RICHMOND (AP).- Two Civil War-era dolls thought to have been used to smuggle medicine past Union blockades were X-rayed Wednesday, disclosing hollowed papier-mache heads that once could have contained quinine or morphine for wounded or malaria-stricke...

New Museum Brings Lessons of Genocide to New Generations of Mexicans

MEXICO CITY (AP).- A new museum is bringing the lessons of the Holocaust and its grim cousins to new generations of Mexicans — and reminding them that the intolerance that feeds genocide can even grow close to home. The five-story glass and concre...

Casino Proposed Near Historic Battlefield Splits Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG (AP).- The town where the Civil War's tide-turning battle was waged is fighting dissension in its own ranks, with even hard-core preservationists split over a proposed casino that would rise near the historic battlefield and be named for the...

Priceless Record of Native American World on Brink of Change at...

LONDON.- A series of fascinating and important 19th century portraits of Native Americans by the pioneering German/American photographer, John Karl Hillers are for sale in Bonhams India and Beyond sale at Knightsbridge on 5 October 2010. Hillers emigra...

Priceless Record of Native American World on Brink of Change at...

LONDON.- A series of fascinating and important 19th century portraits of Native Americans by the pioneering German/American photographer, John Karl Hillers are for sale in Bonhams India and Beyond sale at Knightsbridge on 5 October 2010. Hillers emigra...

Buyer in North Carolina Defends Photo Thought to Show Slave Children

RALEIGH, NC.- A collector is defending his recent purchase of a century-old photo believed to depict children born as slaves after similar images found online called its rarity into question. The photo found in a North Carolina attic in April was part ...

Rare Photo of Slave Children Found in North Carolina Attic

RALEIGH, NC (AP).- A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. Art historians beli...

Rare Photo of Slave Children Found in North Carolina Attic

RALEIGH, NC (AP).- A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. Art historians believe it's an extre...

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