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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. […]

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

31st president of the United States Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, in 1874. […]

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was once advised by an art teacher to paint what he liked, which happened to be rather ordinary things. […]

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

The latest series of “War Of The Worlds” will be the first UK television drama series to get cameras rolling in the pandemic era. […]

Dr. Charles Herbert Best

Dr. Charles Herbert Best

As a 22-year-old medical student at the University of Toronto, Dr. Charles Herbert Best contributed to the discovery of insulin. […]

Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern would have celebrated his centenary this year – he was born on July 21, 1920. […]

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary

New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.  […]

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969. […]

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford was born on this day, July 14, in 1913. Ford is one of the twelve US presidents – from Hoover to Clinton – who were photographed by Karsh. […]

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller was born 125 years ago. […]

Gabrielle Roy

Gabrielle Roy

This stunning portrait of Canadian author Gabrielle Roy is a new addition to the online archive. […]

Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti

Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti was born on this day, July 7, in 1911. […]

Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

French-American actress and dancer Leslie Caron was born on this day, July 1, in 1931. […]

The New Deal

The New Deal

Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said today his country needs a “Rooseveltian” approach to the economy following the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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