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Gustave Doré’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

French illustrator Gustave Doré was one of the most successful book artists of the nineteenth century, known for his illustrated editions of popular works like Cervantes’s Don Quixote (1863), the English Bible (1865), and Milton’s Paradise Lost (1866). One of … Continue reading

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The Great Cyclone

Even though it only lasted about twenty minutes, the Great Cyclone of May 27, 1896 was the single deadliest event in St. Louis history. The tornado created a ten-mile path of devastation that cut through south St. Louis city, starting … Continue reading

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