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William Stinson, SJ: Postcard Album, 1914-1919

The postcard below depicts Verdun, France following the Battle of Verdun fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916. The Battle of Verdun was one of the largest battles on the western front between the German and French armies. A … Continue reading

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The Harsh Realities of War

These images were taken by German soldier, H. A. Reinhold and are part of the H.A. Reinhold Papers, 1908-1997. A native of Hamburg Germany, Reinhold chronicled his war experience by taking pictures throughout Europe. Although many of his images captured the … Continue reading

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From the Heart of National Politics to the Core of Culture: The Louvre

For more than eight centuries, the “Palais du Louvre” has overlooked the Right Bank of the River Seine, silently narrating France’s political and cultural development. The building epitomizes the adaptation of monumental structures necessary for their material permanence. Recognizing the … Continue reading

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The Americano Grand Tour: A Young American’s Journey Across Europe

Frederick Wilton Russell was an atypical albeit lucky American teenager. In the late 19th century, he embarked on a European expedition with his family, which could be considered an American form of the “Grand Tour.” As was customary at the … Continue reading

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Historical Monuments, Monumental Histories

The idea of the historical monument began during the Renaissance, with the search for Europe’s origins in the Classical.  Examples of large-scale architecture from the past were sought out not only for aesthetic concerns, but also as monumenta, “reminders” of … Continue reading

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Do We Really Care?: Early student activism in the 1960s

Have Boston College students truly been men and women for others? Despite the physical changes, the university’s purpose and message have largely remained constant. Beginning in the 1840s, those who envisioned Boston College wanted to improve the lives of Irish … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim: How the Sinking of Lower Campus in 1867 saved the Future of Boston College

Boston College has not always been a sprawling campus divided between lower, middle, and upper campuses. In fact, the entirety of lower campus was underwater in 1948 when the college purchased the “Lawrence Basin” Reservoir from the City of Boston. … Continue reading

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