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Bernard Berenson (June 26, 1865 – October 6, 1959) was an American art historian specializing in the Renaissance. His book Drawings of the Florentine Painters was an international success. His wife Mary is thought to have had a large hand in some of the writings. Berenson was a major figure in the attribution of Old Masters, at a time when these were attracting new interest by American collectors, and his judgments were widely respected in the art world. Recent research has cast doubt on some...
The Society of the Cincinnati was formed on 10-13 May 1783 by American Revolutionary Army officers who met at Mount Gulian, the American Army's cantonment on the east bank of the Hudson River. After resigning his post as General, George Washington (1732-1799) accepted an invitation to become the society's first president. Major General Henry Knox (1750-1806) was the secretary and for years the guiding spirit of the organization. Membership extended to those officers of the Continental Army and N...
First Lady Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” (Bouvier) Kennedy Onassis was a symbol of strength for a traumatized nation after the assassination of one the country’s most energetic political figures, President John F. Kennedy, who served from 1961 to 1963. The inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961 brought to the White House and to the heart of the nation a beautiful young wife and the first young children of a President in half a century. She was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, daughter of John Verno...
Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965), a poet, critic, editor, and playwright, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a B. A. in 1909 and an M. A. in 1910 from Harvard, where he also pursued a doctoral degree in philosophy. In 1915, he married Vivienne (Vivien) Haigh-Wood. He completed his dissertation in 1916 while living in England and submitted it to Harvard, but was unable to defend it. He was literary editor of the avant-garde magazine The Egoist. In the Spring 1917, he publishe...
Gerald Rudolph Ford, the 38th President of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King, on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents separated two weeks after his birth, and his mother took him to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to live with her parents. On February 1, 1916, approximately two years after her divorce was final, Dorothy King married Gerald R. Ford, a Grand Rapids paint salesman. The Fords began calling her son Gerald ...
Lady Bird Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor in Karnack, Texas on December 22, 1912. Her parents were Thomas Jefferson Taylor and Minnie Pattillo Taylor, and she had two older brothers, Tommy and Tony. Her mother died when she was only five years old, and her Aunt Effie Pattillo moved to Karnack to look after her. At an early age, a nursemaid said she was "as purty as a lady bird," and thereafter she became known to her family and friends as Lady Bird. She graduated from Marshall High School i...
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 – May 16, 1920) was the 22nd vice president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He also served as United States ambassador to France, as a US representative from New York, and as the 31st governor of New York. The son of a Congregational minister, Morton was born in Vermont and educated in Vermont and Massachusetts. He trained for a business career by clerking in stores and working in mercantile establishments in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After rel...
xmlns="urn:isbn:1-931666-33-4">Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was the most prolific American inventor to date. This collection contains typescript reproductions of his laboratory notebooks recording research for a domestic source of natural rubber sponsored by his Edison Botanic Research Corp. of Fort Myers. The company was founded in Florida by Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford. In collaboration with John Kunkel Small (1869-1938) of the New York Botanical Garden, over 17,000 plants were ...
Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...
Museum director and lawyer. From the description of Papers of David E. Finley, 1921-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069121 Director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. From the description of Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63645383 Born 1890, York, South Carolina; 1922-27, Member, War Loan Staff, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury; 1927-32, Special assistant to Secretary o...
Harvard Professor of Museology. From the description of Lecture notes and related manuscripts, 1926-1955. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80369439 Professor of fine arts. From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Joseph Sachs : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726511 Paul Joseph Sachs, the first associate director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and a Harvard profes...
United States National Commission of Fine Arts, established 1910. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to Elihu Root, New York, 1922 Sept. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 29837246 ...
Sergei Denham (1896-1970) was a Russian-born banker and director of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Leonide Massine (1896-1979) was Russian dancer and choreographer and artistic director of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. From the description of Records concerning Leonide Massine, 1939-1969 (inclusive), 1942-1954 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557063 The Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo was a company that existed between 1938 and 1962 under the directorship of Sergei...
U.S. representative from New York and U.S. secretary of the treasury; died 1937. From the description of Papers of Ogden Livingston Mills, 1920-1939 (bulk 1926-1933). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009862 ...
Epithet: Prioress of Flixton, county Suffolk British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x000356 ...
John Carter Brown (known as J. Carter) was born to John Nicholas Brown and Anne S. (Kinsolving) Brown on October 8, 1934, in Providence, R.I. Along with brother, Nicholas, and sister, Angela, Brown grew up in a house filled with art, antiques, classical music, and the history of a prominent Rhode Island family. In his early childhood years, Brown attended St. Michael's School in Newport, R.I. During World War II, Brown and his brother, Nicholas, attended the...
Art museum; Washington, D.C. From the description of National Gallery of Art exhibition catalog, 1910. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553233 ...
Andrew Wyeth (b. July 12, 1917, Chadds Ford, PA–d. Jan. 16, 2009, Chadds Ford, PA) was a realist painter and one of the best known American artists of the 20th century. He is the son of artist N.C. Wyeth and began drawing at a young age. In 1937, at age twenty, Wyeth had his first one-man exhibition of watercolors at the Macbeth Gallery in New York City....
James F. Byrnes was born on May 2, 1882, in Charleston, South Carolina, to Elizabeth McSweeney and James Byrnes. On May 2, 1906, he married Maude Busch, who was born in Aiken, SC, on October 22, 1883. Byrnes was elected Court Solicitor of the Second District in 1908; U.S. Congressman from 1911-1925; U.S. Senator from 1931-1941. He was appointed to serve as a Justice of U.S. Supreme Court 1941-1942. He also served as Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization, 1942; Director of the Office o...
Andrew William Mellon (b. March 24, 1855, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-d. August 26, 1937, Southampton, New York), was a banker, industrialist, and politician. He was Secretary of the Treasury under President Harding, and remained in that office under President Coolidge. He served as Ambassador to Great Britain from April 9, 1932 until March 17, 1933....
Art collector and patron; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Joseph E. Widener letter, 1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122396942 ...
John Hay Whitney John Hay Whitney was born into one of the most prominent American families of the twentieth century; widely known for their interests in business, government, publishing, entertainment, philanthropy, horse racing and breeding, and fine art collecting. He was the second child of Payne and Helen Hay Whitney and born in Ellsworth, Maine, on August 17, 1904, while his parents were summering with Clara Stone Hay (mother to Helen Hay Whitney). Mr. Whitney was ...
Curator of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum; Winterthur, Delaware. From the description of Henry F. Du Pont interview, 1962 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502900 Henry Francis du Pont was born at Winterthur, Del., on May 27, 1880, the son of Henry Algernon du Pont and the great-grandson of E. I. du Pont, the founder of the Du Pont Company. He was a director of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1915 until his death in 1969, and a member of its ...
The American Federation of Arts was a non-profit education association that sponsored group and one-man shows as well as lecture tours to promote the arts in America. The correspondence with A.F.A. staff Leila Mechlin, Horace Jayne and Burton Cummings deals primarily with exhibitions of the work of Federico Castellón, Misch Kohn and Mauricio Lasansky. Also mentioned is a lecture tour on prints made by Elmer Adler. From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1953...
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, was born on his family''s farm on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. His family moved to Whittier, California in 1922, and his father operated a grocery store there. His mother''s family were Quakers, and Nixon attended Whittier College, a Quaker institution. He graduated from Whittier in 1934, and won a scholarship to Duke University Law School. After graduating from Duke, he returned to Whittier, California and joined the la...