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In this famous "last letter" of Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson, Lee sends his regrets to Jackson upon hearing of his injuries after the battle at Chancellorsville. Jackson and his men were mistaken for Union soldiers and were fired upon by…

Edgar Degas lived with his relatives in New Orleans in 1872. René Degas, Edgar's brother and a New Orleans businessman, accumulated a large amount of debt from speculating in cotton futures. Upon his return to Paris, Edgar began painting more and…

Mayday is one of William Faulkner's lesser known works, and has been largely ignored by critics and scholars. The Authurian novelette was written in 1926, shortly after Faulkner met and fell in love with Helen Baird. Mayday along with several poems…

Original colonial art work on a wall in a secluded chapel on a ranch in the high Andes.

Pyramid of the Plumed Serpents, detail of the lower right corner