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Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush, 1950 A little flurry of interest in Vannevar Bush recently. Bush was an early pioneer in computer science. In 1945 he published an essay, As We May Think,… […]

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw, 1943 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw died on this day, November 2, in 1950. He wrote more than sixty plays and 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize… […]

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche, 1950 Ralph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who on this day, December 10, in 1950, received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts… […]

George Guglielmo, Atlas Steel

Steel Worker George Guglielmo, Atlas Steel, 1950. An inquiry from a relative of one of the workers from Atlas Steel came in, and so we added a couple of images… […]

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush, 1950 Thanks to the Internet and to social media, the Estate receives regular inquiries from a variety of people and organizations. This week we were asked if we… […]

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush, 1950 American engineer, inventor and science administrator, Vannevar Bush, died on this day, June 28, in 1974 (b. 1890). During World War II, Bush headed the U.S. Office… […]

Bertrand Russell

Lord Bertrand Russell, 1949 Bertrand Russell died on this day, February 2, in 1970. Born in the UK in 1872, Russell was a polymath, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social… […]

Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley, 1950 General Omar Bradley was a senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II. On August 11, 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed… […]

Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti, 1956 Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti was born on this day, July 7, in 1911. Among his many honors and achievements, he won a Pulitzer… […]

Rodgers and Hammerstein

Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1950 The original Broadway production of Oklahoma! opened on March 31, 1943. It is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist… […]

The King and I

Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1950 The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I premiered on this day, March 29, in 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. It ran for nearly… […]

The Marshall Plan

General George C. Marshall, 1950 On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall, Secretary of State, who advocated… […]

Gow Crapper

Gow Crapper, 1951 In the early 1950’s, Karsh accepted several assignments of industrial workers which was a brief but highly satisfying adventure in photojournalism. One of those assignments was for… […]

Yukio Ozaki’s Cherry Blossoms

Yukio Ozaki and daughter, 1950 Each year at this time, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. commemorates the 1912 gift to the city of 3,000 cherry trees from… […]

Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz, 1950 The Estate received an inquiry from someone who owns a print of Jascha Heifetz. “I traded a violin bow for this portrait a while ago,” he told… […]

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig, 1975 Helen Brooke Taussig (1898 – 1986) was an American cardiologist who founded the field of pediatric cardiology and is credited with a life-extending procedure for children… […]

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elizabeth and family, 1951 On this day, June 2, in 1953, Princess Elizabeth was formally crowned Queen Elizabeth II. This informal family portrait was made earlier, in 1951 at… […]

William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King, 1936 William Lyon Mackenzie King died on this day, July 22, in 1950 (b. 1874). King was Canada’s 10th Prime Minister and served from 1921-1930, and… […]

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