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“A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.” Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819. Explore NYPL's collection of Whitman Manuscripts: http://ow.ly/bgLIN

Thomas Eakins Here a photo of Walt Whitman (c. Thomas Eakins a prolific painter, photographer, sculptor, art educator, from Philadelphia. Painted and photographed subject that included the Gilded Age era.

Reflecting on the 365234298657 billion books (an exact number) we recommended this past year.

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A beautiful and soft image shows poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892) in his later years.

A beautiful and soft image shows poet Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 1819 – March in his later years.

Samuel Murray, portrait of Walt Whitman, 1891. One of the last pictures ever taken of him.

Samuel Murray Walt Whitman 1891 …Through me many long dumb voices, Voices of the interminable generations of prisoners and slaves, Voices of the diseas’d and despairing and of thieves and dwarfs, Voices of cycles of preparation and accretion, And of.

Solitary Dog Sculptor I: Poetry: Walt Whitman - To You - One’s-Self I Sing - O Captain! My Captain! - Gallery 30 Photos - Links

Solitary Dog Sculptor I: Poetry: Walt Whitman - To You - One’s-Self I Sing - O Captain! My Captain!

walt whitman, (Su libro Hojas de hierba, descrito como obsceno por su abierta sexualidad)

Walt Whitman Some things speak to my mind. Others my heart. Walt Whitman speaks to my soul.


From "wood s lot" Walt Whitman May 1819 - March 1892 photo - Thomas Eakins 1891

Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)

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“…the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” -Anaïs Nin

NOT NY, BUT NEARBY: Walt Whitman's tomb (Harleigh Cemetery in Camden)

Walt Whitman's Harleigh Cemetery tomb (Camden, New Jersey)