July 22, 1849: New York City native and poet Emma Lazarus, best remembered for “The New Colossus,” her sonnet to the Statue of Liberty, is born.
T. Johnson, Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), 1888. Engraving. New-YOrk Historical Society # 58130
Lotta Crabtree (by Turn of the century)
Julia Margaret Cameron and Her Watchcase, Unknown Photographer, circa 1858.
"John Church Hamilton was the fourth son of Major General Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. When he was twelve, his father was killed in the now legendary duel with presidential candidate Aaron Burr. He was an avid historian, and published many books about his father’s life, including Life of Alexander Hamilton and a seven-volume history of the Republic.”
Alfred T. Agate, John Church Hamilton, 1840, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, museum purchase through Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Maude Ewing Kiskadden (November 1, 1872 – July 17, 1953), known professionally as Maude Adams, was an American actress who achieved her greatest success as the character Peter Pan, first playing the role in the 1905 Broadway production of Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. Adams’s personality appealed to a large audience and helped her become the most successful and highest-paid performer of her day, with a yearly income of more than one million dollars during her peak. (via VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: Maude Adams c. 1890)
Pierre et Marie Curie dans leur laboratoire , vers 1898 .
Julia Jackson (Virginia Woolf’s mother), 1867
Photography: Julia Margaret Cameron