Allison C Meier
Joined: Jul 11, 2016
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 Basics: 8 Tips for Tracing Your Family Tree Online
11 Things Found Buried Under Parking Lots
8 of the Most Notorious Art Forgeries in History
Some of the history's most notorious forgeries, from a Vermeer that tricked a Nazi to a fake antiquity sculpted by Michelangelo.
9 Facts About Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's paintings of night skies, sunflowers, and Provence are among the world's most recognizable artworks—but his story is a complex one.
13 Facts About Notre-Dame Cathedral
The 800-plus-year-old Parisian cathedral has centuries of French history built into its stone. Here are 13 things you might not know about it.
11 Facts About Eleanor of Aquitaine
She was most powerful as a widow.
13 Facts About Charlemagne
Much of what we know about the ancient world is thanks to Charlemagne.
12 Facts About the Acropolis of Athens
Its most famous buildings were constructed in just a few decades.
8 Giant Historical Objects That Have Crossed the World
Some of these have more stamps on their passport than you do.
7 Missing Historical Treasures That May Never Be Seen Again
Keep your eye out for these at the next garage sale.
6 Works of Art That Were Hiding in Plain Sight
These gems were hidden behind paint, wallpaper, and plaster.
6 Priceless Treasures Lost in Shipwrecks
A modernist novel, pioneering scientific work, and an irreplaceable Dickens.
Did Queen Victoria Really Adopt an Orphaned African Princess?
Sarah Forbes Bonetta escaped slavery, but had little control over her destiny.
7 Mythical Beasts Created With Taxidermy
From fierce Bavarian wolpertingers to the wily wild haggis.