Common-place launches a new issue today with reflections, reporting, and reviews that cross the continent. In “Can This Monument Be Saved?” Daniel Penrice surveys the recent troubles at the National Museum of American History; while in “Copernicus at the Newsstand,” University of California, Berkeley professor David Henkin contemplates the reappearance of the New York Sun on New York newsstands a century and a half after its original founding and a half century after its much-lamented demise. In “Spooky Streets,” SUNY-Buffalo historian Erik Seeman reflects on the growing popularity of heritage tourism ghost tours. Meanwhile, “Tales from the Vault” features an article on nineteenth-century “mug books” and “Object Lessons” zooms in on camera obscuras, magic lanterns, telescopic tubes, magnifiers, zograscopes, and magic mirrors. Read these illuminating essays and more at www.common-place.org, and don’t forget to add your two cents’ worth at the Common-place Coffeehouse, our on-line chat room.
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