2020 Spring/Summer

Cover of Frontiers Spring Summer 2020


Pages 96 and 97 in Shugart’s account book (1851–53) listing enslaved people he helped usher to freedom.
Jul. 20, 2020
Issue: 2020 Spring/Summer

Curator Olga Tsapina discusses the account book of an Underground Railroad operator

The Huntington is home to extensive collections documenting the history of slavery and abolition in the United States and the Atlantic World.

“On combinations of four mirrors forming a square” in David Brewster, The Kaleidoscope: Its History, Theory, and Construction (London, 1858)
Jul. 17, 2020
Issue: 2020 Spring/Summer

How a Scottish scientist's invention influenced 19th-century American decorative art

Few objects have played a greater role in underscoring the combined power of light, color, and motion than the kaleidoscope

Andrew Raftery, January: Reading Seed Catalogs, 2009–16, engravings transfer printed on glazed white earthenware.
Jul. 19, 2020
Issue: 2020 Spring/Summer

Andrew Raftery's ceramic plates capture the cycle of the seasons in fine detail

Raftery, a professor of printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, specializes in engraved scenes of contemporary American suburbia