April 18, 1906~ Devastating earthquake followed by fires in San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s Magnificent City Hall and Hall of Records,
Destroyed by Fire and Earthquake

Credited to R. E. Steele, Co-Operative View Company, St. Paul, Minnesota

1906-1920 (approx) / Stereograph / 3 1/2”x7 1/10” / Various collections, incl. NYPL Digital Collections

Previous April 18 posts:

Spring~ April 18

Leopold Stokowski: Born on April 18, 1882

April 18, 1956: The “Wedding of the Century”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/18~

April 7, 1940~ Booker T. Washington is first African-American honored on U.S. postage stamp

10 cent Booker T. Washington stamp by USPS; part of Famous Americans series

1940 / Engraving, dark brown ink on paper; adhesive / National Postal Museum Collection, Smithsonian Institution, D.C.

Booker T. Washington by Harris & Ewing, Inc.

Digital image from glass negative of unknown date (between 1905 and 1915) / Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, D.C.

Previous April 7 posts:

Spring~ April 7

Billie Holiday: April 7, 1915-July 17, 1959

Billie Holiday: Born on April 7, 1915

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/7~

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~

March 5, 1934~ Exhibition entitled “Machine Art” opens at MoMA

Street sign for the exhibition Machine Art / Photograph by William O. Lyman

March 5, 1934-April 29, 1934 / The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Previous March 5 posts:

March 5~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Howard Pyle: March 5, 1853-November 9, 1911

William Lyman Underwood (March 5, 1864-Jan. 24, 1929)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/5~

February 25, 1908~ First Tunnel under the Hudson River Opens

Postcard showing a curve in the Hudson & Manhattan Company
Railroad Tunnel

Postmarked 1913 / Lithographic reproduction / Postcard / Various collections, incl. Hoboken Historical Museum, NJ

Previous February 25 posts:

February 25~ African-American visual artists

February 25~

Enrico Caruso: Born February 25, 1873

George Harrison: Born on February 25, 1943

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/25~

February 22, 1987~ Death of Andy Warhol

Eva Mudocci (After Munch) by Andy Warhol

1984 / Silkscreen ink and polymer paint on paper / 56 1/10”x39 1/2” /
Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

Previous February 22 posts:

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

February 22~ African-American visual artists

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival~ 2/22 & 10/22

February 22~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/22~

February 20, 1816~ Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” premieres

Portrait of Gioacchino Rossini by Francesco Hayez, after a photograph by Étienne Carjat

1870 / Oil on canvas / 42 9/10”x34 1/5” / Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

The premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa The Barber of Seville on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome was a verifiable disaster! …
http://www.interlude.hk/front/rossini-barber-sevillepremiered-today-1816/

Previous February 20 posts:

February 20~ African-American visual artists

February 20, 1872: The Met opens its doors to the public

Nancy Wilson: Born February 20, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/20~

February 19, 1856~ Tintype photographic process patented

On February 19, 1856 Hamilton Lanphere Smith patented the tintype photographic process.

Tintype of a woman / Unidentified photographer

1856-1900 / Collodion and silver on iron with lacquer / 3 1/2”x2 1/2” /
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Previous February 19 posts:

February 19~ African-American visual artists

Adelina Patti: Born February 19, 1843

Nelle Harper Lee: April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/19~

 

February 12, 1809: Abraham Lincoln Is Born in Hodgenville, KY

railsplitter“Lincoln the Railsplitter” by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) 84.5” by 44.5” Oil on canvas
Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©NR Family Agency.

In 1962, Lincoln First Federal Savings & Loan Assn in WA commissioned this painting for the lobby of their headquarters in Spokane. Rockwell completed it in 1965 and it was unveiled on November 4th of that year. After the bank merged with Washington Mutual Savings Bank, the painting was moved to Seattle, no longer on public display; in the early 1990s it was sold to Texas businessman H. Ross Perot. In 2006, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, purchased it in a sale at Christie’s Auction House, and “Lincoln the Railsplitter” was once again available to the public.

“Artworks of Lincoln were produced for many reasons—for news, politics, sale, and commemoration—and in a variety of media, such as prints, paintings, sculptures, and photographs.”
http://www.civilwarinart.org/exhibits/show/lincoln/introduction/picturing-lincoln

“Scholars estimate that Lincoln sat for 33 photographers and 127 portraits in his lifetime…”
http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1876750_1840177,00.html

“The statue of President Abraham Lincoln [in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol] depicts him with a serious, contemplative expression. Sculpted by the first female artist commissioned to create a work of art for the United States government.”
https://www.aoc.gov/art/other-statues/abraham-lincoln-statue

“Iconic Abraham Lincoln portraits”
http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/iconic-abraham-lincoln-portraits/

Previous February 12 posts:

February 12~ African-American visual artists

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/12~