Black-and-white cookies are a staple of NYC bakeries, and I remember walking home from school and buying one to eat along the way. In their purest form, they're a lot bigger than my hand, so that was a perfect and satisfying snack! Lately Entenmann's has been selling miniatures of these--so, even way up in Maine, I can now take a rocket ride back to childhood via these yummies.
Edward Hibberd Johnson, inventor and associate of Thomas Edison, is known as the father of electric Christmas tree lights. His discerning gaze in this studio portrait is complemented well by his 'stache. William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
a belle epoque diamond tiara by Cartier, 1908
Vibrant Reds, 1971, Ilya Bolotowsky, acrylic on canvas, 72 1/8 x 48 1/8 in. (183.2 x 122.2 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ira S. Agress, 1973.33