Clara Bow magazine, March 2006
Cover design for ‘Wiener Mode’, a viennese fashion magazine by Julius Klinger, ca. 1926.
Kittyinva: 1920 c. black satin evening gown with a hand-beaded floral motif and bows. From Katy Kane.
Emmanuel-Jules-Joseph [Joë] Descomps, Necklace with a female head and a sphinx (circa 1900)
Staff Pick: John La Farge’s “Spring” seamlessly marries Eastern style and composition with a Western-inspired motif. You can see it in the newly renovated American art gallery 111.
“Spring,” 1901-2, designed by John La Farge, assembled by Thomas Wright, and painted by Juliette Hanson
"IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER"
Unbeknownst to the American people, one President Nixon’s speechwriters, William Safire, was asked to write a statement that the President would make to the American people in the event of a disaster and the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon. Though never delivered, it remains an eloquent tribute to the bravery and pioneering spirit of the astronauts. When the astronauts of Apollo 11 returned safely to earth, their mission was hailed around the world as an achievement of epic proportions, and this statement was quietly tucked away into the record.
"Art Nouveau ‘Belle de Nuit’ brooch, circa 1900. Diamond,
ivory & plique-à-jour enamel”. Image from Christies.