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    • May de Sousa wearing feathered hat.

    • May de Sousa wearing feathered hat.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Women; Actresses

    • Portrait of woman, probably May de Sousa (1887-1948), sitting in chair, wearing a large hat with feathers atop, dark dress with embroidered overlay, and pearl necklace, and holding a small corsage. Chicago-born actress/singer May de Sousa appeared...
    • George M. Cohan.

    • George M. Cohan.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Retouched portrait of George M. Cohan in suit jacket and tie. Performer/producer/composer/lyricist/writer Cohan's life story was immortalized in the 1943 film "Yankee Doodle Dandy," starring James Cagney as Cohan. Cohan was born July 4,...
    • Maud Grainger.

    • Maud Grainger.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of actress Maude Granger (also spelled Grainger) wearing a veil. Born Anna Brainerd Follen circa 1851, she appeared in "Camille," "As You Like It," and "Romeo and Juliet" at Macauley's Theatre in October 1877,...
    • Emily Rigl.

    • Emily Rigl.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of actress Emily Rigl looking straight at the camera, with her head tilted slightly to her right. She wears a flower in her hair and a patterned shawl around her neck. Rigl was born in the Netherlands and began performing in musicals and...
    • Frank M. Norcross.

    • Frank M. Norcross.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actors; Men

    • Full-length portrait of performer and manager F. M. (Frank M.) Norcross wearing mustache, top hat, pin-striped overcoat, leather gloves, and suit and tie. Norcross appeared at Macauley's Theatre in "Princess Andrea" (March 1886) and...
    • Maude Grainger.

    • Maude Grainger.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Full-length character portrait of actress Maude Granger, wearing a long dress with train and bonnet, and standing in front of a set backdrop of a house on a hill. Born Anna Brainerd Follen circa 1851, she appeared in "Camille," "As...
    • Elisabeth Mayne.

    • Elisabeth Mayne.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Women

    • Portrait of Elisabeth Mayne laughing. She wears her hair in pin curls, with a bow tied at the back. Inscription on mount/print, lower edge: To Col. Macauley, have a laugh with me. May you have good health and a long life. Sincerely yours, Elisabeth...
    • Woman with Oriental parasol.

    • Woman with Oriental parasol.

    • Older people; Women; Umbrellas; Gardens

    • An older woman with gray hair stands in a garden holding an Asian style parasol on her right shoulder and a vine or branch in her left hand. She is wearing a dress with large sleeves and a lace collar. The woman may be Fannie Caldwell Macaulay,...
    • Mom Beck.

    • Mom Beck.

    • Women; Servants; African Americans; Reading; Fictitious characters

    • An African-American woman in servant's dress and head scarf sits in a wooden chair reading a newspaper. The woman, Rebecca Porter, was born a slave in Virginia. After the war, she spent most of her life working in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Rebecca...
    • Oral history interview with Romano (Ron) Mazzoli, session 1: 14 May 2010.

    • Oral history interview with Romano (Ron) Mazzoli, session 1: 14 May 2010.

    • Immigrants--Kentucky--Louisville; Louisville--History; Italians--United States--History--20th century; St. James Catholic School (Louisville, Ky.); St. Xavier High School (Louisville, Ky.); Catholics; Catholics--Education; University of Notre Dame;...

    • Congressman Romano L. (Ron) Mazzoli, interviewed by Kevin Collins on May 14, 2010 as part of the Romano L. Mazzoli oral history project. This is the first of 17 interviews conducted with the Congressman, who represented the Third District of...
    • Breviary, England, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Breviary, England, mid 13th century, fragment.

    • Breviaries--England--lllustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--England; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • Leaf from a book used for daily prayers by a monk or other person living in a religious community, probably in England. The book was written in the thirteenth century on animal skin since paper was not used at that time. The text is from an...
    • Book of Hours, France, mid 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, France, mid 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--France--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--France; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • A Book of Hours was the primary text for private lay devotion in the late middle ages and Renaissance. Consisting of the cycle of prayers to be recited at the eight canonical hours or established times for prayers throughout the day, the content of...
    • Book of Hours, Italy, late 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours, Italy, late 15th century, fragment.

    • Book of Hours--Italy--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval--Italy; Manuscripts, Medieval; Illuminations 1200-1500

    • A Book of Hours was the primary text for private lay devotion in the late middle ages and Renaissance. Consisting of the cycle of prayers to be recited at the eight canonical hours or established times for prayers throughout the day, the content of...
    • Qur'an Commentary fragment.

    • Qur'an Commentary fragment.

    • Koran--Commentaries

    • Original sixteenth century leaf from a commentary or writings about the text of the Qur'an written on handmade paper. Followers of Islam find the Qur'an to be the literal word of God, revealed through the prophet Muhammad and containing all things...
    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts, Persian

    • An original manuscript leaf from a late sixteenth century or early seventeenth century Persian Qur'an, written and illuminated circa 1570-1630 on handmade paper. The Qur'an or Holy Koran is the key religious text for Islam. Followers of Islam find...
    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah of Nizami, fragment.

    • Khamsah--Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian

    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. One of Persia's most famous poets, the twelfth century Nizam-uddin Abu Mahommed Ilyas bin Yusuf lived most of his life in Ganja, in what now is Azerbaijan. Nizami is best remembered for his...
    • Hafiz, 14th cent. Divan, fragment.

    • Hafiz, 14th cent. Divan, fragment.

    • Persian poetry

    • Persian poetry, written in calligraphy on handmade paper. This original fourteenth century leaf is from a calligraphic manuscript of the Divan of Hafiz, the collected poems of the poet also known as Muhammed Shamsuddin Hafiz or Shamsoddin Mohammad...
    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Qur'an fragment.

    • Koran manuscripts; Manuscripts, Afghani

    • The Qur'an or Holy Koran is the key religious text for Islam. Followers of Islam find the Qur'an to be the literal word of God, revealed through the prophet Muhammad and containing all things necessary for a righteous life. This illuminated leaf of...
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