The death on this day 14th January, 1898, of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll. He was the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In his earlier years he took to the new art form of photography in which he excelled. He became a well known gentleman=photographer and at one time considered making a living out of it
During the stress of the Civil War, First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln found solace in a close relationship with her black seamstree Elizabeth Keckley. A former slave, Keckley had bought her freedom in 1855 and built a thriving clothing business in Washington. She won the job as Mrs. Lincoln's personal dressmaker in 1861, and soon became a fixture in the inner circle of the White House. She was one of the few who could calm Lincoln's nerves.
In 1911, for instance, the wealthy American socialite, Mary Dodge, gave Emmeline Pankhurst of the English Women’s Social and Political Union a new Wolseley that allowed her to travel to suffrage events with not only her luggage but also with WSPU literature and other materials that proved helpful when she delivered her speeches.
15 Photos Of Ernest Hemingway Being The Ultimate Alpha Male
ernest hemingway posing with a lion while on safari in africa, january, 1934. ernest hemingway collection. john f. kennedy presidential library and museum, boston, usa http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/er0J0xC2mEySpEKBEPTd8Q.aspx
The world of classical literature is athrob with excitement. Dr Dirk Obbink of Oxford University has published a draft of a new pair of poems by the famous poet Sappho. Events like this are extraordinarily rare. For classicists it is like finding a new sonnet by Shakespeare or an unknown Michelangelo.