Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights, Andrei Sakharov was born on this day in 1921.
New to the digital archives is this beautiful scan of the one and only Harold Prince.
American theatrical producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince died last month. Prince is associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century.
On August 15, in 1947, India and Pakistan gained their independence after 200 years of British rule.
Strikes that took place in Poland on August 14, 1980, would lead to Solidarność.
Photographer Berenice Abbott was born on this day, July 17, in 1898.
Benazir Bhutto was born on this day, June 21, in 1953. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation.
I. M. Pei’s glass and metal pyramid, the Pyramide du Louvre, is thirty years old.
Ronald Reagan was born on this day, February 6, in 1911.
“After decades of inertia, the market for the great abstract artist Hans Hartung is gaining momentum thanks to support from leading galleries and museums.”
George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, has died.
Douglas Cardinal is a Canadian architect based in Ottawa, Canada. He is still practicing, and his firm was recently in touch about using a portrait.
Our friend and colleague Julia Van Haaften, founding curator of the New York Public Library’s photography collection, has released her in-depth biography Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography.
On this day, October 9, 1975, Dr. Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
Library and Archives Canada, in collaboration with Canada 150 Federal Secretariat of Canadian Heritage, includes this portrait of Bryan Adams in their series of 365 historical fact capsules.
Thirty years ago on this day, June 12, 1987, US President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall.