Allison C Meier

Allison C. Meier is a writer and editor focused on visual culture and overlooked history. She is the former senior editor at Atlas Obscura, and more recently a staff writer at Hyperallergic. She has contributed to the New York Times, Public Domain Review, Wellcome Collection, JSTOR Daily, CityLab, Narratively, and other illustrious publications. She moonlights as a cemetery tour guide in New York City.

11 Graves in Unexpected Places
Genealogy 101: Expert Tips for Tracing Your Family Tree Online
11 Things Buried Under Parking Lots
8 of the Most Notorious Art Forgeries in History
9 Facts About Vincent Van Gogh
13 Facts About Notre-Dame Cathedral
11 Facts About Eleanor of Aquitaine
13 Facts About Charlemagne
12 Facts About the Acropolis of Athens
8 Giant Historical Objects That Have Crossed the World
7 Missing Historical Treasures That May Never Be Seen Again
6 Works of Art That Were Hiding in Plain Sight
6 Priceless Treasures Lost in Shipwrecks
Did Queen Victoria Really Adopt an Orphaned African Princess?
7 Mythical Beasts Created With Taxidermy
Caroline Weldon, 19th Century Indigenous Rights Advocate and Sitting Bull's Secretary
8 Cemeteries Unearthed at Construction Sites
The Enigma of Edinburgh’s Miniature Coffins
Clara, the 18th-Century Rhinoceros Who Became a Sensation
10 Relics From the Horse-Powered City
15 Old-Fashioned Ways of Keeping Time
10 Attempts to Build Better Mousetraps
9 Unexpected Reuses for Coffins
15 Vintage Recipe Collections to Explore
15 Curious Quack Remedies From the Age of Patent Medicine
15 Vintage Online Map Collections to Explore
15 Places Overtaken by Nature


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