The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum preserves the records of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States.
Priceless photo of enslaved Selina Gray who was the head housekeeper for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. She is credited with defending Arlington House during the Civil War and thereby saving treasured heirlooms belonging to George Washington.
The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce
Meet Caroline Norton. If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it. In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely. On several occasions she was thrown out of her own home, and forbidden access to her children. In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children". Their rights were in the hands of others. Caroline petitioned...
Ladies We Love: Julia Child
Although only those among us with true kitchen ambition could ever enjoyably tackle a recipe from Julia Childs seminal Mastering the Art of French Cooking, she made us feel like we could. And that was the best thing about her. Child was the first real celebrity cook, the perfect amalgam of Americas budding love for both TV and food. She was a big, rangy Smith girl with a sense of humor and a precise but never fussy approach in the kitchen. She made a point of calling out poseurs, faddists…
Julia Child - Interview Magazine
Wild Child: Health-conscious, hale, and hearty, Julia Child has written her best cookbook yet. Polly Frost found America's favorite French chef in Santa Barbara.
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Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria, 1606. Oil on canvas. Antwerp. More about the artwork: National Gallery of Art, Washington. Source