July 21, 1969~ Apollo 11 Lunar Module takes off from the moon

Boy and Moon  by  Edward Hopper

1906–07 / Pen, brush + ink, and transparent + opaque watercolor on paper
Image: 16”x13” / Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY

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Previous July 21 posts:

Summer~ July 21

Isaac Stern: Born July 21, 1920

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/21~

July 17, 1918~ The Romanovs and several retainers are executed

Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Fjordorovna
with their daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (as a baby)
by Elena Petrovna Samokish-Sudkovskaya

[Note: Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov was not born until 1904]

1902 / Watercolor on pencil heightened with white on cardboard / 7 1/10”x12 1/5” / Private collection

Previous July 17 posts:

Summer~ July 17

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/17~

July 14~ La Fête Nationale Française (Bastille Day)

July 14th-Bastille Day  by  Henri Jules Jean Geoffroy

c.1900 / Oil on canvas / 18”x24” / Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, under construction, LA, CA

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Jean Geoffroy: the world of the child~
https://eclecticlight.co/2019/01/07/jean-geoffroy-the-world-of-the-child/
Bastille Day: 14 July The National Holiday~
https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/bastille-day-14-july-the-national-holiday
The French Revolution in Pictures~ https://frda.stanford.edu/en

July 4, 1862~ Lewis Carroll first tells the story of Alice in Wonderland

Her Eyes Met Those of a Large Blue Caterpillar by Bessie Pease Gutmann

1907 / 10 color plates, several b&w line drawings / 8”x6”, 164 pages / Dodge Publishing Company, New York

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Illustrators of Alice in chronological order by publication~
https://www.carleton.edu/departments/ENGL/Alice/illustrators.html
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland~
https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/07/07/best-illustrations-alice-in-wonderland/

Also on this date
July 4, 1884: Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris / Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor~
https://schristywolfe.com/2016/08/02/auguste-bartholdi-born-on-august-2-1834/

Previous July 4 posts:

Summer~ July 4: Declaration of Independence

Rube Goldberg: Born July 4, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/4~

June 21, 1964~ Civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, & Michael Schwerner brutally murdered

Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice) by Norman Rockwell

1965 / Oil on canvas / Intended as illustration for Look magazine issue of June 29, 1965;
a preparatory study was published instead / Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

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Previous June 21 posts:

Pride Month~ June 21

Al Hirschfeld: Born June 21, 1903

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/21~

June 11, 1902~ British illustrator and graphic designer Eric Fraser born

“and Certainly I Should then Have Killed Him with the Knife I Held but That
He Was Riding a White Horse to Which He Clapped Spurs,
Leaving His Cape In My Grasp, In Order to Preserve His Life”  by Eric Fraser

1930s / Speculative illustration for the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini / Pen Ink and Watercolor / 10”x8 1/4”

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Previous June 11 posts:

Pride Month~ June 11

Julia Margaret Cameron~ Born June 11, 1815

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/11~

May 31, 1927~ Ford Motor Company stops producing the Model T

Henry Ford by Ernest Hamlin Baker

1941 / Gouache, ink, and graphite pencil on paperboard / 10 3/8”x9 1/4” / National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

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Previous May 31 posts:

Love & War~ May 31

Walter Richard Sickert: Born May 31, 1860

W. Heath Robinson: Born May 31, 1872

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/31~