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Paul Giambarba
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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George Hand Wright, N.A. (member of the National Academy) was an extremely prolific illustrator, watercolor painter and printmaker with a long lifetime of work and achievement, but not much seems to have been documented about his personal life beyond the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at 100 Years of Illustration
Thanks, Harry -- all is well, hope the same for you. All the best, Paul.
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I'm pleased to announce this after fewer than twelve years, without doing anything to promote this venue. It's much more satisfying to be discovered. A heart-felt thank you to all my viewers. 100 Years of Illustration on a good day. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at 100 Years of Illustration
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Edward Gorey, circa 1980 David McCullough, circa 1980 Joyce Johnson, circa 1980 Harry Holl and daughters, circa 1980 Alec Wilkinson, circa 1980 Beverly Edward, circa 1980 Alexander Theroux and parrot, circa 1980 Nancy Frangione, circa 1980 Henry Smith Rohrberg, circa 1980 Joyce Johnson, circa 1980 Miriam Rogers, circa 1980 Marion... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at ANALOG
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My mentor, Harold Irving Smith, was born in Newport RI in 1892 of New England Yankee stock. His father was a photographer whose customers included wealthy summer visitors, some of whom, according to Harold, rarely paid their bills in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at 100 Years of Illustration
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Wednesday, 1 June 1955 Enjoyed a good breakfast at Glen Court before leaving for the Newhaven train at 10:05. While waiting at Left Luggage to pick up our bag, I observed a very impatient Brit acting like one of us. The porter and I had a good laugh about that.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Sunday, 31 May 1955 Left Courtland Hotel, took cab to Victoria Station. Checked bags. Asked bobby directions to St. James Station and he had us walking all over town. Dublin cops much more pleasant and helpful than this guy. Finally found London Transport Offices where we bought five posters [see... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Monday 30 May 1955 Beautiful day, about 70°F. in sun, clear skies. Got out around ten to take day bus tour somewhere but when we arrived at Victoria Station, hordes of people were there trying to get home by bus because of the rail strike. Walked through to Marble Arch... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Sunday, 29 May 1955 Missed breakfast (no great loss), slept right through to noon. Listened to the BBC and anxious news of the rail strike. Phoned Victoria Station and Thomas Cook about getting out to Newhaven, no one will guarantee transportation. Long queues at bus stops for this Whitsun Holiday.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Saturday, 28 May 1955 Left in rain at 11 or so to visit the National Gallery. Some really nice paintings to be seen. Many early Renaissance, Raphael [Sanzio] looked particularly good in the originals, better than the reproductions we knew. Tiepolo's wonderful Trojan horses, lots of action. Other Venetian—Canaletto, very... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Friday, 27 May 1955 After a dismal breakfast of kippers, went to Waterloo Station for the bus to Hampton Court. Turned out to be the wrong bus but we saw the grounds for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Then to Victoria Station and a bus for Hampton Court, a two-story... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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London, The City Thursday, 26 May 1955 At breakfast we always see many Middle Eastern and Asian men in British-style uniforms with red tabs on their lapels. This morning there are two Asians weighing luggage for their impending flights. The scales are in stones, not pounds. The landlady told them... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Piccadilly Circus, London, May 1955 Tuesday, 24 May 1955 Arrived London 10:30 AM all the worse for wear. It was The Bus Ride from Hell. Ruth objected to the old man across the aisle smoking a smelly cigar, the barracks-like tea rooms which served slops, the long lines into filthy... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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This is the finished artwork drawn from the sketch made of the two insufferable Brits of yesterday. Monday, 23 May 1955 Caught the Glasgow bus at 9 AM after bidding goodbye to the sweet Mrs. Robertson. No friendly repartee on the bus, mostly everyone glum and grim. Dali, Le Christ... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Sunday, 22 May 1955 A terrible day for weather, rainy and cold. Caught up on our reading and correspondence. Dinner at the Argyll Hotel. Roast chicken is quite good. Boorish English guests back at Mrs. Robertson’s. Glaring at us and yawning out loud, then persisting in conversing with us so... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Saturday, 21 May 1955 Didn’t get up for an early morning stroll which we had planned because the bed was so comfortable that we slept in. A good breakfast for a change. The weather is still sunny but cold, with intermittent showers. The townies can’t get over Ruth’s knee socks... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Friday, 20 May 1955 We leave Edinburgh for Glasgow on a service bus. A very kind and helpful conductor took care of our baggage for us. We checked the bags at the bus station at noon, bought a scarf and gloves. Glasgow appears to move a lot faster than Edinburgh... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Thursday, 19 May 1955 What cold! Our breath is visible and in cloud formations even though the sun is shining outdoors. Ruth has the sniffles and a sore throat. A gong resounds throughout announcing breakfast. Bongggggg! We both exclaim, “Terry - and - the - Pirates,” in the voice of... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Wednesday, 18 May 1955 B. sounds reveille at 7:30. We’re all beat from a bad night’s sleep. The towels supplied in our alleged state room (saloon-class as it were) seem to be dirtier than rags that gas stations in the US use to check your oil. We lug our gear... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Tuesday, 17 May 1955 Walked over to University Hall to see the great stained glass windows by Evie Hone. Ruth knows all about things like this and I haven’t a clue. She’s carrying a heavy handbag she made of the same material with which she reupholstered the front seat of... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Big Ben under scaffolding Wednesday, 25 May 1955 Breakfast not bad, not good, and the dining room certainly nicer than our room. Bought a great Aquascutum raincoat in London from a pompous salesman. Notice quite a lot of disdain for us in the shops. Ruth buying out the store at... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
Monday, 16 May 1955 Two priests and a boy at Wynne’s for breakfast. One of the priests says, “This man will order for himself.” Kid grins from ear to ear. Returned the plucky little Ford Anglia at Murray’s Car-Hire where Mr. Russell, the manager, had my $50 traveler’s check cashed... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Friday, 13 May 1955 Walked around the grounds and island of Ballynahinch before our delicious breakfast. Left at 10 AM on a beautiful sunny morning. Got petrol in the garage of Ballynahinch Castle where a bespectacled and courteous young gentleman in a suit and tie worked an ingenious contraption that... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Innocents Abroad
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Saturday, 14 May 1955 We left Ashford Castle under clear sunny skies but storm clouds inside the plucky little Anglia. B complained about the cold at breakfast of excellent smoked kippers. Ruth and I got another warmer room somehow. Everything is downhill after the splendor of the castles. These turned... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Innocents Abroad