Jazz Appreciation Month: Album Cover Art~ April 3

Capitol presents The King Cole Trio volume 1 of 4

1944 / Capitol Records BD-8 / 78 RPM 4-record set / Cover: Charles Winfield Meggs

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Nat King Cole’s Album No.1 On The First Ever Billboard Chart~
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/nat-king-coles-album-no-1-on-the-first-ever-billboard-chart/

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 11

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree and Black Cockatoo
by Marianne North

Early 1880s / Oil on board / 20”x14” / Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, UK

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See also: March 11~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/11/march-11-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 4

American Mixture of Ethiopian Race by Mary A. Bell

Before 1938 / Crayon on paper / 20 1/2”x15 1/2” / Carl Van Vechten papers,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, New Haven, CT

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See also: February 4~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/04/february-4-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 2

Henry Bibb by Patrick H. Reason

1849 / Illustration for “Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself”
Various collections, incl.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

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See also: February 2~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/02/february-2-african-american-visual-artists/

January 30, 1902 – The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London

Vote for the Conservatives Who Gave You the Alliance
by Edward Huskinson

1906 Election poster / Printed by Hill, Sifken and Co LTD, London
The British Library of Political and Economic Science, UK

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Previous January 30 posts:
Winter~ January 30
January 30 (music)~
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/30~