Before it was a song, “Home on the Range” was a poem, scratched out in a dugout domicile by homesteader Brewster Higley, a down-on-his-luck physician and native Ohioan who came to Kansas in 1871 and settled in Smith County.His verse, titled “My Western Home,” began with the now-famous words: “Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play.”
Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (born December 4, 1927 in Malmö – died July 3, 2004 in Copenhagen), often known simply as Torun, was one of Sweden's most important 20th century silversmiths and was the 2nd most famous Georg Jensen designer, behind Jensen himself. Among her most important works are the watch "Vivianna," the bracelet "Mobius," and the earrings and necklaces "Dew Drop." | Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe wearing her jewellery - watch, brooch, earrings |
Maude Callen on duty. In December 1951, LIFE published one of the most extraordinary photo essays ever to appear in the magazine. In W. Eugene Smith’s pictures, the story of a tireless South Carolina nurse and midwife named Maude Callen working in the rural South in the 1950s. She served as “doctor, dietician, psychologist, bail-goer and friend” to thousands of poor (most of them desperately poor) patients — only two percent of whom were white.
Winifred Mason, Jewelry. "Some of the most stunning handmade copper pieces found in leading stores like Bonwit Teller and Lord and Taylor are being turned out in a small Greenwich Village shop by a youthful, petite Negro girl. She is Brooklyn-born Winifred Mason, who sells her unique copper creations all over the nation from San Francisco to Miami. She insists on maintaining artistic integrity. She frowns on mass production methods and never copies designs.
A gifted sculptor, Florida-born Augusta Savage fought poverty, racism and sexism to become a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the period of African-American cultural outpouring in New York City during the 1920s and '30s. Her extraordinary talent opened many doors that led to her becoming one of the most influential black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights for blacks.
The truly inspiring story of Lou Xiaoying, age 88, a Chinese rubbish collector who saved and raised THIRTY babies abandoned at the roadside.
“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.” ~ Hillary Clinton