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Ruth Draper

Ruth Draper

“It was always an event when a performer of the stature of Ruth Draper came to Ottawa.” […]

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician and lawyer, Robert F. Kennedy was born on this day, November 20, in 1925. […]

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

“Steamboat Willie” premiered at Universal’s Colony Theater in New York City on November 18, 1928. […]

Her Majesty

Her Majesty

A new edition of Taschen’s “Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926 – Today” is out now. […]

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe

The artist considered to be the “Mother of American Modernism,” was born on November 15, 1887. […]

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

The New Press has released its Spring 2021 catalog and they chose this portrait of Paul Robeson to promote their new book “No One Can Silence Me.” […]

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

Academy Award-winning British stage and film actress Vivien Leigh was born on this day, November 5, in 1913. […]

Voices of Change

Voices of Change

Our colleagues at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in Montgomery, Alabama, have put together this wonderful art walk around Newell Lake. […]

Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize

On October 16, in 1993, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were jointly named Nobel Peace Prize winners. […]

The U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court

On this day, October 13, in 1932, President Herbert Hoover and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for the U.S. Supreme Court building. […]

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

A new biography of John Steinbeck features this portrait as the frontispiece. […]

Elixir

Elixir

“In the 1930s, I enjoyed experimenting with optics and Surrealism.” […]

Kennedy and Nixon Debate

Kennedy and Nixon Debate

On October 7, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in their second debate, focusing on foreign policy and in particular the Cold War. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall was officially sworn in to the nation’s highest court at the opening ceremony of the Supreme Court term on October 2, 1967. […]

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter Jr. was born on this day, October 1, in 1924. […]

City of Straws

City of Straws

“Before I realized it, I was evolving my own interpretation and just the upper structure of a great and ephemeral metropolis.” […]

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

“The smorgasbord was already lavishly spread on the table of Anita Ekberg’s California home when I arrived.” […]

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

Pioneering American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters was born on this day, September 25, in 1929. […]

MFA Boston Reopens

MFA Boston Reopens

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, reopens this weekend, with limited capacity and timed tickets, as well as outdoor installations. […]

Johan Helders

Johan Helders

“I was delighted to learn that Johan Helders, the maitre d’ of the Château Laurier Hotel, shared my love of photography.” […]

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

American golf champion Arnold “The King” Palmer was born on this day, September 10, in 1929. […]

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Zabou is a French street artist based in London. She travels and paints giant portraits. […]

Thomas Church

Thomas Church

Thomas Church is recognized as one of the pioneer landscape designers of Modernism in garden landscape design known as the “California Style”. […]

Sir Ernest MacMillan

Sir Ernest MacMillan

Another new addition to this website, Sir Ernest MacMillan was a Canadian orchestral conductor, composer, organist. […]

Norman Jewison

Norman Jewison

Freshly scanned from an original print is this portrait of Canadian film director, producer and actor, Norman Jewison. […]

Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey was an American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure. […]

Thomas Mann’s Hands

Thomas Mann’s Hands

“There was one picture in particular that won the attention of the photographer and of his sitter: a close-up of Thomas Mann’s hands.” […]

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel “Lolita” was first published in the U.S. on this day, August 18, in 1958. […]

A. V. Alexander

A. V. Alexander

An author contacted us to inquire about “Harold Alexander” for publication in his upcoming book. […]

Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley

On August 11, 1949, US President Harry Truman appointed Omar Bradley the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. […]

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