Tag Archives: Portraits

1800: Portrait of an Eye

Eye portrait brooches from early 19th century England. All at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1861: Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

The most photographed American of the 19th century was Frederick Douglass. In an 1861 lecture, Douglass said that with the advent of photography, Men of all conditions may see themselves as others see them. What was once the exclusive luxury … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1673: Life Being So Short and Books So Plentiful

In 1673, Antonio Magliabechi became librarian to Cosimo III de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. He was an eruidite scholar, fluent in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and—according to his contemporary and biographer Giacinto Gimma—versed in physics, mathematics, rhetoric, grammar, history, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2013: Heliocentrist

Robert Pruitt: Heliocentrist (2013)

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1943: Self-Portrait

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Heinz Geiringer was a Jewish teenager in Amsterdam when the Nazis invaded the city in 1940. For two years, the family lived in hiding, with Heinz’s sister and mother separating from him and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

1943: Workers and Paintings

Honoré Sharrer: Workers and Paintings (1943) I can’t identify all the paintings in this painting. Leave a comment if you can fill in the blanks:                   Hugo Gellert : Free Man’s Duties (No 4) (1943) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

1966: I Am Your Greatest Fan

   I grew up in musical theater. To me, the highlight and the epitome of my life as a singer and actor and a dancer/choreographer was to star on Broadway. And as my popularity grew once [Star Trek] was on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment