"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
‘Fairy Tales For Adults’ by Jean Qui Rit, illustrated by Artuš Scheiner (1925).
Someone quick, write me an adult fairytale to illustrate. Preferably with topless nuns and pegging with optical instruments, kind of like in the third image.
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A popular Chinese dancer during the 30’s-era.. Ahi became a sensation at the 1934 (‘Century Of Progress’ ) edition of the ‘World’s Fair’ in Chicago, where she performed as a dancer in the ‘Hawaiian Gardens’ pavillion.. The photo is personalized: “To Mona,— Tall, Bitchy and a lot of woo!woo! My Aloha, Ahi — Hawaiian Gardens”..
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A Year-Long Celebration of 2013 Presidential Centennials
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the births of two Presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon (January 9, 1913–April 22, 1994) and Gerald Ford (July 14, 1913–December 26, 2006).
Throughout the year, the National Archives will feature programming in celebration of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. Learn more about the 2013 Presidential Centennials here.
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John Hay in his twenties, while serving Abraham Lincoln as his personal secretary, (played by Joseph Cross in the movie). He later became Secretary of State under Teddy Roosevelt.
Described by a colleague as “quite young, and looks younger than he is; of a fresh and almost boyish complexion; quite a favorite among the ladies, and with a gift for epigram and repartee.”
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Gary Cooper and Fay Wray in The Legion of the Condemned (William A Wellman, 1928)
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