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Previous June 21 posts:
Previous June 21 posts:
1930s / Speculative illustration for the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini / Pen Ink and Watercolor / 10”x8 1/4”
Previous June 11 posts:
1941 / Gouache, ink, and graphite pencil on paperboard / 10 3/8”x9 1/4” / National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Previous May 31 posts:
1954 / Washington Post; reprinted in Herblock’s Here and Now
The Opper Project, Department of History, Ohio State University
On this day in 1947, Bernard Baruch, the multimillionaire financier and adviser to presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman, coined the term “Cold War” to describe the increasingly chilly relations between two World War II Allies: the United States and the Soviet Union.
A Visual Guide to the Cold War~ https://coldwar.unc.edu/
Previous April 16 posts:
1889 / Wood engraving, hand colored / 16”x22”
Published as double-page litho in Harper’s Weekly, New York issue of August 31, 1889
On April 12, 1877, in a baseball game between Harvard students and the Live Oaks (a semipro team from Lynn, Massachusetts), James Alexander Tyng, A.B. 1876, stepped onto the field wearing a catcher’s mask. According to established history, he was the first man to do so.
Previous April 12 posts:
Oil on Canvas / 24”x16 1/4” / Private collection
Illustration for article “The Great La Salle” by Henry Loomis Nelson, published in Harper’s Monthly Magazine, February 1905
1923 / Reproduced as Cover and Frontispiece for “Howard Pyle’s Book of The American Spirit” / Harper & Brothers
Previous April 9 posts:
Can you find all 57 “errors” in Rockwell’s Girl with Shopkeeper cover of The Saturday Evening Post?
Click on the image to enlarge it. Click here for the answers~ https://www.nrm.org/2009/04/fools-gold-answers/
1943 Rockwell April Fools painting~ https://www.nrm.org/2018/03/april-fools-2018/
1945 Rockwell April Fools painting~ https://www.nrm.org/2019/03/april-fools-2019/
Previous April 1 posts:
1838 / 5-part book, “The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836”
New Clues To Extinct Falklands Wolf Mystery:
Previous March 16 posts:
c.1552 / Gouache and watercolor / approx. 9 1/2”x13 1/2” / Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs
In 1705 English astronomer Edmond Halley published the first catalog of the orbits of 24 comets. His calculations showed that comets observed in 1531, 1607, and 1682 had very similar orbits. Halley suggested that they were really one comet that returned approximately every 76 years, and he predicted that comet’s return in 1758. Halley did not live to see his prediction come true (he died in 1742), but the comet was sighted late in 1758, passed perihelion —(*)closest distance to the Sun — March 13, 1759, and was named in Halley’s honour. Its periodic returns demonstrated that it was in orbit around the Sun and, thus, that at least some comets were members of the solar system.