Pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training. Baseball is in the air! And, earlier this month, an 1865 photograph of a baseball team sold at auction in Biddeford, Maine, for a $92,000 ($80,000 was the top bid; with buyer’s premium, the total for the buyer to take it home was $92,000). Now, that was … Read more
February 19: On this date in 1859, Daniel Sickles was acquitted of murder by reason of temporary insanity; he had killed the lover of his wife, Theresa Bagioli Sickles.
February 16:Stephen Whitney, one of the wealthiest men in America, locked up his checkbook in a safe and died on this date in 1860.
February 15: On this date in 1961, championship ice dancer turned skating judge Harold Hartshorne was killed in a plane crash in Europe that wiped out the entire United States Figure Skating Team.
February 14: Martha Bullock Roosevelt, mother to president-to-be Theodore Roosevelt, and Alice Hathaway Roosevelt, TR’s wife, died on this Valentine’s Day in 1884.
February 13: Frankie Ward, the son of an admiral, was born on this date in 1877; he died three years later and was memorialized with a monument by famed sculptor Daniel Chester French (of Lincoln Memorial fame).
Green-Wood is a great place for a photographer to roam–whether it is to capture spring bloom, fall foliage, a snow storm, or devastation in the wake of vandalism, a tornado, or a hurricane. And now Green-Wood in the fog. Art Presson, our superintendent of the grounds, is quite the artist. Before coming to Green-Wood, Art … Read more
February 12: “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also called “The Negro National Anthem,” lyrics by James Weldon Johnson, with music by his brother, John Rosamond Johnson, made its debut on this date in 1900.