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Extremely prolific, Steinlen’s illustrations often appeared in Gil Blas, Le Rire and other French magazines. Andersen’s The Snow Queen is among his most popular stories and has been illustrated by numerous artists since it was first published in 1844.
MATISSE, HENRI - ALS refusing a commission for a tapestry and commenting on art collector Albert C.
After training at the Académie and studying the works of van Gogh, Turner, Rodin, and Cezanne, Matisse developed his own colorful style and became known as a Fauvist. Barnes was a chemist who developed a treatment to prevent gonorrhea in newborns and with its commercial success became a millionaire by the time he was 35. After working to revive traditional carpet production in her native Algeria, Cuttoli opened a gallery in Paris, specializing in textile art. Formerly in the collection of prominent bibliophile James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford (1847-1913), whose Bibliotheca Lindesiana was one of the most magnificent private collections of books and manuscripts in 19th-century Britain. George III succeeded his grandfather, George II, at a time marked by wars on the continent and in the New World, with Great Britain thrust into the middle. Frederick, George III’s second son, began training for a military career at a young age, rapidly rising through the ranks. Churchill distinguished himself as a soldier, author and statesman, rising to the height of fame as England’s prime minister during World War II. At the end of the 19th century, as Spain grappled to hold on to its few remaining colonies, accounts of its fight against rebel forces in the Philippines and Cuba and its heavy handed, often-violent control were exaggerated in the competing newspapers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. In May, Theodore Roosevelt resigned as assistant secretary of the navy in order to lead the First U.S.
Although a ceasefire was not signed until August, Santiago surrendered on July 13 and Wood became Cuba’s military governor, serving from 1899-1902, during which time he implemented numerous social and political reforms. Petit was an 1878 graduate of West Point whose early military service was mostly on the American frontier. In 1896, the year of our letter, Wilson published his biography of George Washington while a professor at Princeton University. Raised on Long Island as the second of nine children, Whitman was employed as a teacher, printer, newspaper editor, government clerk, and war-time nurse while writing his poetry, self-published in Leaves of Grass. Born on Long Island, the second of nine children, Whitman worked as a teacher, printer, newspaper editor, government clerk, and war-time nurse while writing poetry.
The devastation wreaked by World War I highlighted the necessity of an international organization to prevent future armed conflicts.
Despitethe disapprobation of Wells and other high-profile critics, delegates to the Paris peace conference approved a draft covenant of the League of Nations in January 1919. As noted in our letter, American author, peace advocate and diplomat Theodore Marburg (1862-1946) objected to Wells’ characterization of his plan as weak.
Under Lorimer,The Saturday Evening Post became an immensely successful and influential magazine, with a reputation for featuring the work of leading contemporary writers, including Wells.
In 1938, Wallenberg became a joint owner of a Hungarian export-import business after the trips of its Jewish owner, Kalman Lauer, were restricted by anti-Jewish regulations. At the outset of World War II, Hungary had allied itself with Germany because of their joint opposition to Russia, but following an increasing number of German defeats, Hungary sought an armistice with the Allies. Wallenberg did not merely confine himself to signing his name at his desk inside the legation.
The recipient of our document, Paul Aschner, was the son of Leopold Aschner (1872-1952), the managing director of the Hungarian electronics manufacturer Tungsram (the United Incandescent Light and Electricity Company) and a close friend of the Wallenberg family who had been instrumental in requesting that Wallenberg travel to Hungary to assist Jewish business owners. Shortly after the Soviet army reached Budapest, still home to more than 100,000 Jews due to Wallenberg and his fellow diplomats’ courage and determination, Wallenberg was brought before Soviet military authorities and accused of espionage. A photograph of Aschner is attached in the upper left corner of the document, which bears four purple ink stamps of the Royal Swedish Embassy in Budapest, two of them covering the corners of the photograph.
After ascending to the throne of Great Britain at the age of 18, Victoria reigned longer than any other sovereign in the history of the United Kingdom until the present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Rumbold entered diplomatic service in 1849, holding posts in Turin, Paris, Frankfurt, Washington, Stuttgart, Vienna, Ragusa, Athens, Berne, St. In April and May 1895, Queen Wilhelmina with the Queen Mother, Emma, visited Queen Victoria, upon whom the young regent made a fine impression. Attached to the document is a decorative, tasseled maroon and silver cord, indicating that it is a diplomatic document, ending at a large wax Great Seal of the Realm, depicting on one side the enthroned Queen holding a scepter and orb and flanked by two allegorical figures and on the other side she is depicted on horseback. The phenomenal success of Verdi’s third opera, Nabucco, in 1842,brought the composer overnight recognition. Giulio Ricordi, Giovanni’s grandson, succeeded his father Tito in 1888, becoming the third generation to lead Casa Ricordi.
In excellent condition and archivally matted and framed with a colorized portrait of the esteemed author. By the beginning of 1945, Germany’s forces in Europe were weakening and the Allied armies were making significant inroads. Anashkin was a career soldier who commanded the 129th Rifle Corps until 1946, thereafter teaching at the General Staff Academy. Truman, who had been commander-in-chief barely a month, dedicated the Allied victory to the recently deceased Franklin Roosevelt.
With Soviet atomic bomb testing and the invasion of South Korea by communist forces from North Korea and China, paranoia about the threat of communism reached a fever pitch during Truman’s administration.
Accompanied by the ornately printed Legion of Merit certificate that bears the blind-embossed seal of the War Office and is signed by Secretary of War ROBERT P. Both documents have nominal wear, pencil notes in Cyrillic in the upper right corners and are very fine. The Allied armies, through sacrifice and devotion and with God’s help, have wrung from Germany a final and unconditional surrender. The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of free-born men.
The power of our peoples to defend themselves against all enemies will be proved in the Pacific war as it has been proved in Europe. For the triumph of spirit and of arms which we have won, and of its promise to peoples everywhere who join us in the love of freedom, it is fitting that we, as a nation, give thanks to Almighty God, who has strengthened us and given us the victory. Icall upon the people of the United States, whatever their faith, to unite in offering joyful thanks to God for the victory we have won and to pray that He will support us to the end of our present struggle and guide us into the ways of peace. Ialso call upon my countrymen to dedicate this day of prayer to the memory of those who have given their lives to make possible our victory.
In witness whereof,I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. After several governmental positions, including one at the American embassy in Paris, Thurber began his career as a journalist. Morgan started as a page at a New York City radio station, soon appearing in radio dramas and open-format programming where he honed his particular brand of satire.
Tanner first gained prominence for his long-distance, roundtrip horseback ride from Lincoln, Nebraska to New York City in 1893. Gates, a well-respected amateur historian of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, devoted 50 years to researching those subjects, reviewing books for the Lincoln Herald and contributing to such works as the anthology Lincoln for the Ages.
After abandoning the law career his parents had planned for him, Stravinsky devoted himself to music, achieving instant fame with the 1910 Paris debut of his ballet The Firebird. His subjects included women with children, vagabonds, the area around his home in Paris’ Montmartre neighborhood, nudes, and, most famously, cats. Along with Picasso, he was a part of the circle of artists who gathered at the home of American expatriate Gertrude Stein, where he met, in 1912, American art collector Albert C. He began acquiring art around 1910 and assembled a vast collection over the next decade, picking up masterpieces at deep discounts during the Great Depression.
Father Henri, en route to Tahiti (in search of sunlight for his palette and inspiration for his métier), stopped by. She developed a special interest in tapestry versions of avant-garde paintings, and, in 1927, commissioned tapestry cartoons from such artists as Miro, Picasso, Braque, and Leger. After fighting in the War of the Fifth Coalition and the Russian Campaign, Sorbier was promoted to commander of the Grande Armée. During the 1780s he served as a member of the Privy Council and the House of Lords, but it was in the army that he made his mark on history.


From 1945, when the Labor party regained power, until 1951, when a Conservative victory again made him prime minister, Churchill continued to write and champion the cause of British security and world peace. Volunteer Cavalry which he organized with Leonard Wood, who became commander of the 1st U.S. The Americans were unsuccessful in their first two attempts to clear the port of Spanish ships and blockade runners. Widely regarded as Roosevelt’s political heir, Wood campaigned for the presidency in 1920, but lost to Warren G. Throughout the 1880s and 1890s, he taught philosophy at West Point and military tactics at Yale. Wilson’s parents Joseph Ruggles Wilson and Jessie Janet Woodrow (1826-1888) moved from Ohio to Virginia in 1851, becoming slave owners who supported the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Leaves of Grass was published in numerous editions beginning in 1855 and drew much criticism and admiration. Published on February 14 and amended shortly thereafter, it was adopted unanimously on April 28. A long-time advocate of peace and internationalism, Marburg was the founder of the American Society for Judicial Settlement of International Disputes and a co-founder of the Maryland Peace Society and the League to Enforce Peace.
Germany countered these efforts by threatening an invasion unless a pro-German government was installed. War Refugee Board (WRB) recruited Wallenberg to act in a diplomatic capacity to rescue as many Hungarian Jews as possible. In at least one instance he distributed certificates of protection to train cars filled with Jews awaiting deportation from Budapest’s railroad station, escorting them to safety while being shot at by the authorities. Since the number of such affidavits had proliferated, the KEOKH has announced that these affidavits should be designated a Schutzbrief and contain a clause to the effect that the individual in question is under Swedish protection. On March 28, 1944, Aschner became part of the first 50 Hungarian Jews, mostly industrialists and bankers, who were transported to the Mauthausen concentration camp. He was taken into Soviet custody and disappeared – the date of his death is still unknown. Lightly folded into quarters and boldly signed in black ink by Wallenberg as Secretary to the Swedish Legation in Hungary. Her name came to define an entire era and, indeed, even the manner in which she mourned the 1861 death of her husband, Prince Albert, influenced mourning practices for the public at large.
Quickly proclaimed Italy’s greatest opera composer, Verdi came to symbolize a politically unified homeland because of themes found in many of his works.
27 years younger than Verdi, Giulio maintained a close relationship with the composer, hosting him in his Lake Como villa (where Verdi is thought to have composed parts of La Traviata),and coaxing him out of retirement to compose his final works, Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893). Our richly rendered photographic portrait, clearly Verdi’s preferred likeness, was produced by the noted French photography firm founded by Adolphe Braun.
His subsequent works included The Innocents Abroad, Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
Anashkin, Commanding General 129th Corps, Red Army displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service from 1 February to 8 May 1945 in central Europe. In addition to receiving the United States Legion of Merit, he was awarded the Soviet Union’s highest honors, being made a Hero of the Soviet Union in April 1945 and twice receiving the Order of Lenin.
The president authorized the establishment of the CIA and the Truman Doctrine, by which the United States agreed to help free nations resist the threat of communist aggression, was adopted, ushering in the Cold War era. They have violated their churches, destroyed their homes, corrupted their children, and murdered their loved ones. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby appoint Sunday, May 13, 1945, to be a day of prayer.
It was during this final engagement that Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30, and the war officially ended with Germany’s unconditional surrender effective May 8. On numerous occasions he found himself at odds with studio executives after poking fun at sponsors with his ad-libbed remarks, but he counted among his fans humorists Robert Benchley, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, and Thurber. Capitalizing on his fame, he appeared in sideshows as a marksman, using the stage names of Denver Dick and, later, Diamond Dick, a character in scores of dime novels of the era.
Hefollowed it with compositions for the Ballets Russes, including Petrushka and his avant-garde and controversialRite of Spring, which caused a near-riot during its 1913 Paris debut.
After hearing about his dad's exploits at Camford University in Britain, he re-locates there.
Prolific Swiss-French Art Nouveau artist best known for his poster for Montmartre’s cabaret Le Chat Noir. It is for his poster for Montmartre’s cabaret Le Chat Noir that he is best remembered. In 1922, he created the Barnes Foundation to display his collection of paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso, Rousseau, Modigliani, Seurat, Degas, van Gogh, and 59 works by Matisse. Matisse was on another mission as well, as a judge at the prestigious Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh. Among the artists she approached with this idea were Dufy, Corbusier, Rouault, and Matisse, as evidenced by our letter.
Our letter’s note replying to the questions in the letter implies that the artillery of the guard stood at 300 men at the beginning of the conflict and that 155 men were needed to restore it to that level. A decade later England found itself embroiled in the War of the Second Coalition, fighting with its allies against Napoleon’s revolutionary forces. Despite the mixed results of the 1793-1795 Flanders Campaign, his father appointed him Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in 1795, in which capacity he led forces that included the 92nd Regiment of Foot in the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland during the War of the Second Coalition.
American army officer; military governor of Cuba and governor general of the Philippine Islands. However, a third bombardment by American gunboats on July 18, 1898, the third largest naval engagement of the war, resulted in a Spanish defeat.
In 1910, he entered politics and was elected governor of New Jersey, and, just three years later, he reached the White House, the first southerner since Lincoln to do so. Whitman continued to recast and expand Leave of Grass throughout his life, and while critics were often scornful, he slowly began to attract many sympathetic, sometimes fervent, admirers,” (The Hand of the Poet, Phillips). English author, journalist and historian best known for his novels The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds andThe Outline of History. He served as United States ambassador to Belgium between 1912 and 1914 and as vice president of the International Federation of League of Nations Societies. Swedish diplomat who courageously saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi extermination during World War II. In March 1944, a new regime was put into place and proceeded to deport Hungarian Jews to concentration camps in Poland at an alarming rate. After Russian troops disrupted the rail connection between Budapest and Auschwitz, Hungarian Jews were sent on forced marches into Austria, and in another act of heroism, Wallenberg personally interceded to remove those in possession of papers from the rest of the marchers and place them under Swedish protection.
Now that these protective documents have been issued, the KEOKH tells us that these privileges will only be granted if a Schutzpass is issued.
His villa was appropriated by the Nazi officer who oversaw the deportation, Adolf Eichmann.
In fine condition and excessively rare, one of a tiny handful of Wallenberg documents extant, and the first of this kind we have ever seen.
She is slender and graceful, and makes an impression as a very intelligent and very cute girl. From 1842 to 1851, Verdi produced no less than fourteen operas and nearly as many vocal works.
American humorist and writer; author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and other American classics. He led his veteran forces in some of the swiftest and most spectacular campaigns in military history, capturing hundreds of thousands of prisoners, shattering entire systems of German fortifications, making assault crossings of numerous rivers, seizing key cities and moving with lightning speed to pulverize the retreating enemy. By March, the Soviet Army was concentrating its military power on the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation, the last major European assault of the war. Our Armies of Liberation have restored freedom to these suffering peoples, whose spirit and will the oppressors could never enslave. American humorist and cartoonist; author of the classic short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In 1927, Thurber joined the The New Yorker, writing short stories and drawing witty cartoons.
His career as a sideshow marksman flourished between 1894 and 1905, and even led him to form a traveling show.


Russian-born, American composer; creator of The Rite of Spring, Petroushka, The Firebird, and many other 20th-century masterpieces.
When he arrives he is royally received by the elite, only to be humiliated and told this reception was because of a 'typographical error'.
That second journey providently involved a side trip to the Barnes Foundation, where Matisse was welcomed with open arms by Dr. Congress demanded Spanish withdrawal from Cuba and Spain responded by breaking off diplomatic relations; war was declared by the end of April. Volunteer Infantry and, from October 1898 to April 1899, served as military and civil governor of Manzanilla, Cuba. Joseph was a Confederate Army chaplain and a founder of the Southern Presbyterian Church in the United States after an 1861 schism from the northern church body.
Whitman, whose poetic style was radically different from the romantic rhymed verse of his contemporaries, became the first American poet to achieve international recognition. Whitman continued to recast and expand Leaves of Grass throughout his life, and while critics were often scornful, he slowly began to attract many sympathetic, sometimes fervent, admirers,” (The Hand of the Poet, Phillips). These documents identified the bearer as a Swedish citizen awaiting return to Sweden, thus protecting them from restrictions and deportation. It should be noted that a holder of a protective passport is considered a foreign citizen by local authorities. A little over a month later, Aschner was released (allegedly with Himmler’s approval) when Tungsram paid a 100,000 Swiss franc ransom, a sum which had been reduced from 1 million thanks to the efforts of the American War Refugee Board and Wallenberg.
The entire piece is contained within a velvet-lined, cloth covered, fitted wooden box with a metal clasp. His masterful handling of problems involved in supplying rapidly moving forward elements over an attenuated supply line with minimum transportation was equaled [sic] only by the superior strategic and tactical judgment which enabled him to advance with hardly a pause from victory to victory. The culmination of this campaign was the Battle of Berlin, which lasted from April 20 until the Third Reich capital’s surrender on May 2.
United, the peace-loving nations have demonstrated in the West that their arms are stronger by far than the might of dictators or the tyranny of military cliques that once called us soft and weak. Two years later his first book, Is Sex Necessary?, co-written with New Yorker colleague E.B. Thurber’s comment is likely a reference to the casual way the Fitzgeralds promoted their commercial sponsors. He later claimed to have appeared in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, though there is no evidence to support this assertion. He thus re-locates to his new quarters in a distant wreck of a building called the 'barn' - reserved for 'losers'. However, Napoleon continued to annex European territories, consolidating his power and interfering in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. The family lived in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina, where Joseph was a professor of rhetoric and theology at Columbia Theological Seminary. By issuing these papers, Wallenberg led one of the most successful rescue operations of the war and saved many thousands of Jews from certain death in the camps.
By the end of 1944, Aschner had escaped to Geneva using a Swiss passport and remained there until 1947 when he returned to Budapest and rejoined the board of Tungsram.
He continues to explain that in the spring of 1895, he learned that his stalled career could be traced to a rumor that he had been involved in a violent altercation with a Dutch official.
It was during this battle that Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30. Retiring from show business in 1905, he attended medical school and, in 1910, opened a practice in Norfolk, Nebraska, turning his talent for showmanship into promoting medical lectures and the sale of herbal remedies. When he gets over this welcome, Taj must now come to terms with the Queen's language, her dialect, and the racial profiling ('Curry-breath', 'Paki'), and a busty Charlotte Higginson, who is not only better at fencing, but is also intent to ensure his dismissal. This led to an armistice that lasted from June until August, allowing the Allies time to build up reinforcements and gain Austria’s support. These treaty violations angered George who was not only the United Kingdom’s reigning monarch, but also an elector of the Holy Roman Empire. He was instrumental in the 1801 founding of the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, and actively preparing for an anticipated invasion of England by Napoleon in 1803, by organizing a massive fortification of the country’s southern coast.
He and his fellow diplomats used WRB funds to establish safe houses in Budapest where those possessing the necessary papers could find refuge. His son, Paul, joined Wallenberg’s staff, many members of which had formerly held managerial positions at Tungsram and received protection as employees of the Swedish government.
Tanner resurrected his Diamond Dick stage persona in 1925, sparking a dispute with the supporters of another medicine man, George B.
Hilarious results follow when Taj decides to fight the Queen and her people at their own game(s) with the help of fellow losers and a horny bulldog.
Frederick’s reforms are credited with defeating Napoleon in the Peninsular War and ending the War of the Sixth Coalition. Roosevelt emphasized the democratic nature of the troops, composed of volunteers from Harvard and Columbia Universities, as well as cowboys, prospectors, native Americans, sharpshooters from Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, and Texas Rangers.
Our document is a rare, previously unknown to us employee certification that underscores the variety of approaches Wallenberg used to circumvent the ever-widening system of Nazi persecution. It was also around this time that relations between Holland and Britain revolved around territorial disputes over colonial holdings. Despite his failing eyesight, obliquely mentioned in our letter’s postscript, and evident in its appearance, Thurber continued to write through the 1950s. Our letter underscores Great Britain’s military preparedness despite the recently concluded peace. Unlike many other volunteer companies, the Rough Riders saw action because of their outstanding preparedness. Often considered Mark Twain’s successor, Thurber influenced such writers at Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut.
Diamond Dick” McClellan of Leavenworth, Kansas who had gone by that name from the 1880s to 1911. Although their meeting was truncated (Matisse, in the end, was hauled off to the swank luncheon after all), the artist and collector hit it off.
To his son, PRINCE FREDERICK, Duke of York (1763-1827), commander-in-chief of the British Army.
A partially-printed document for the Military District of Manzanillo appointing Ramon Hernandez Rios inspector of customs for the District of Manzanillo. A sepia photograph showing Whitman, seated and leaning pensively on one arm in a portrait taken by Brooklyn’s G. His published works on the League of Nations include World Court and League of Peace and League of Nations: A Chapter in the History of the Movement. A vellum document appointing 8th Baronet and career diplomat HORACE RUMBOLD (1829-1913) envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Netherlands, authorized to treat with 15-year-old Queen Wilhelmina and the regent, her mother, Queen Emma. A detailed quotation in black ink identified by Stravinsky as being from Perséphone and signed. Written on his Chartwell letterhead to book editor and noted bibliophile DESMOND FLOWER (1907-1997). Written in the hand of Wilson’s first wife and future First Lady ELLEN AXSON WILSON (1860-1914). A typed citation on White House Stationery for awarding the Legion of Merit to General Lieutenant of the Guards MICHAIL BORISOVIC ANASHKIN (1901-1951), Commanding General 129th Corps, Red Army. A color printed broadside proclamation announcing V-E Day, dated May 8, 1945, set in double columns of Gothic type and with a large gilt initial letter and red and blue opening paragraph letters or words, signed by President Truman. The work later served as the basis for NBC’s 1969 sitcom, My World and Welcome To It, in which Morgan appeared.
During this time, Tanner sought to enhance his Wild West credentials, muddying the water of his true origin and publishing fictional first-hand accounts of meetings with Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Sitting Bull, and others. Their liaison was also fortuitous in that Barnes on the spot commissioned his new associate (the megalomaniacal Barnes would probably think of him simply as a minion) to contribute a mural to the museum's courtyard.



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