The collectors, Philadelphians Joan M. and Victor L. Johnson, have long been known to enthusiasts of American decorative arts but it was only with their 2009 move from the country to a penthouse apartment in Society Hill that they felt comfortable going public.
Contrary to persistent stereotypes characterizing seamen in the Age of Sail as illiterate ruffians, nineteenth-century Yankee whalemen were characteristically literate and avid readers.
A look inside at the newly reopened Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.
"Newport is a sleeping beauty. It's famous for its houses and the legendary quality of the town, the families that lived here and the events that occurred."