Fri 24 Jun 2011
Wed 18 May 2011
Fri 4 Mar 2011
Did you know that Woodrow Wilson used sheep to keep the White House lawn trimmed during WWI? It’s true!
But the sheep did more than keep the grass at bay. The auctioning of prized White House wool raised over $100,000 for the Red Cross. That’s equivalent to $1.5 million in today’s dollars—money that could be well spent restoring the decrepit National Mall. But even beyond the sale of shearings, the federal flock would be an economic boon for Washington. Just think of the tourist kitsch.
Hattie McDaniel Oscar Acceptance Speech
Hattie McDaniel wins Best Supporting Actress for Gone With The Wind, becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award.
Senator Verda Welcome
Paul S. Henderson (d. 1966)
4×5 inch black and white negative
Henderson Collection, Maryland Historical Society
Verda Freedom Welcome (1907-1990) was a teacher, Civil Rights leader, and the first African American woman to be elected to the state senate. Welcome moved to Baltimore in 1929 and graduated from Coppin State Teachers College. Welcome was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 1962 and survived an assassination attempt in 1964, after which two men were convicted.
Fri 28 Jan 2011
Whoa, who wants to road trip to Ohio?
The Kent State University Museum at Kent State University has a new exhibition – “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen.” See her outfits from “A Philadelphia Story!” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!” Adam’s Rib!”
The show closes September 4, 2011.
h/t to Playbill.
Tue 7 Dec 2010
Mon 6 Dec 2010
Thu 11 Nov 2010
Clothing Of The Future – Clothing in The Year 2000 by HarmoniousPosh
Sun 9 May 2010