August 23, 1995~ Photographer and photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt dies

Big Fish, Sarasota, Florida by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographed in 1959 / Gelatin silver print / Image: 13 1/16”x10 1/16” / Various collections

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Previous August 23 posts:

Self Portraits~August 23

Alexander Milne Calder: Born August 23(?), 1846

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/23~

August 5, 1979~ Willie Mays inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Untitled (Willie Mays, No. 43) by David Levinthal

2003 / Polaroid (Polacolor ER Land Film print) / 25 3/8”x20 3/4”
Various collections, incl. San Jose Museum of Art, CA

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Previous August 5 posts:

Self Portraits~August 5

Roberta Dodd Crawford: Born August 5, 1897

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/5~

July 29, 1836~ Inauguration of l’Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, in Paris

The Marseillaise (The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792),
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, 1833-36, by François Rude

Photograph by Gustave Le Gray / 1852 / Salted paper print / 19”x14 1/2” / Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Previous July 29 posts:

Summer~ July 29

Marguerite Mahood: Born July 29, 1901

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/29~

July 15, 1923~ Jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones is born

Philly Joe Jones by Francis Wolff

Date unknown / Black & white photograph shot with twin-lens, square-format Rolleiflex / ©Francis Wolff

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The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff~
http://si-siris.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-blue-note-photographs-of-francis.html
The Impossibly Cool Album Covers of Blue Note Records: Meet the Creative Team Behind These Iconic Designs~
http://www.openculture.com/2018/11/the-impossibly-cool-album-covers-of-blue-note-records.html
Cool, clear, collected~
http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature/article/cool-clear-collected

Previous July 15 posts:

Summer~ July 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/15~

June 15, 1878~ Eadweard Muybridge successfully captures a horse in motion in series of photographs

The ZoopraxiscopeHorse Galloping by Eadweard Muybridge

c.1893 / Outlines drawn by Erwin F. Faber, lithographed, hand colored / 12″ disc
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, DC

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More about Eadweard Muybridge~
https://schristywolfe.com/2016/04/09/eadweard-muybridge-born-april-9-1830/

Previous June 15 posts:

Pride Month~ June 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/15~

May 8, 1958~ Eisenhower orders federalized National Guard removed from Little Rock

The Little Rock Nine  by  Platon, 2010

From left: Jefferson Thomas, Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Elizabeth Eckford,
Carlotta Walls LaNier, Terrence Roberts, Thelma Mothershed Wair, Melba Patillo Beals and Ernest Green

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 8

Bob Clampett: Born May 8, 1913

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/8~

April 2, 1851~ Rama IV crowned King of Thailand

First King of Siam in State Costume by John Thomson

1865 / Wet-plate collodion process print / 8 11/16″x6 3/4” / Various, including Wellcome Collection, London

The Real Thai Story of The King and I
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/the-real-thai-story-of-the-king-and-i/

https://www.coinsweekly.com/en/The-King-and-Anna-and-the-monetary-reform-of-Thailand/8?&id=107&type=a
https://blogs.loc.gov/international-collections/2019/01/the-king-of-siam-speaks-rehabilitating-a-kings-image/

Previous April 2 posts:

Spring~ April 2

Clifford Berryman: Born April 2, 1869

Jan Tschichold: Born April 2, 1902

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/2~