A Painting Helps Solve a 150 Year Old Mystery

Painting by Frederic Church


A fascinating article at AOL News highlights how art can not only be beautiful but help document and corroborate historical events.   

The above painting helped confirm a meteor shower that happened 150 years ago that up until now had little other documentary evidence available to help confirm the facts of the event.  Walt Whitman wrote about the impressive event in a poem but scholars had no idea if the work was based on an actual event or not until now.  

The full article can be found here: Meteor Story

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: