Laura C. Mallonee

Post image for Picturing the People Inside Ebola Hazmat Suits

Late last summer, when the Ebola epidemic started spinning out of control, Mary Beth Heffernan couldn’t get her mind off it.

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Post image for The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln Impersonators

When Greta Pratt photographed the annual meeting of the Association of Lincoln Presenters in 2004, she plunked a chair down in a field for attendees to sit in and told them, “I want you to summon up your inner Lincoln.”

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Post image for Japanese Americans Protest Sale of Art from World War II Internment Camps [UPDATED]

“They offered to give me things to the point of embarrassment, but not to sell them,” Allen Hendershott Eaton wrote of the artworks, furniture, and photographs gifted him by Japanese American internees.

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Post image for Tracking John Wilkes Booth 150 Years After Lincoln’s Assassination

John Wilkes Booth was 26 years old when he shot President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC 150 years ago today.

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Post image for The Suburban Dad Who Took the 1960s’ Eeriest Photos

Save for his unusual name, Ralph Eugene Meatyard had all the trappings of an ordinary man.

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Post image for ISIS Video Shows Devastating Destruction of Ancient Assyria’s Capital

They were removing “signs of idolatry.” That’s what an ISIS fighter said in a video published online Saturday.

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Post image for Getting Intimate with Strangers’ Lost Notes

It’s fun to imagine what an archaeologist of the future might make of the found notes — including shopping lists, personal reflections, and angry scribbles — currently on view at Stour Space Gallery in London.

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Post image for Infographics Size Up History’s Tallest Buildings

In recent years, the skyscraper has come to be seen as the architectural symbol of globalization.

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Post image for Should There be a Statute of Limitations on Nazi-Looted Art?

Should countries set a deadline for restitution claims brought by descendants of Holocaust victims whose art was looted by the Nazis?

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Post image for Commissioning a Portrait of the Digital Crowd

“The history of art commissions is the history of wealthy people paying artists to make something about wealthy people,” Electric Objects co-founder Jake Levine says.

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