The Eagle of Preparedness

On May 17, 1915, during the First World War, a German U-Boat torpedoed the British luxury liner RMS Lusitania. The Lusitania sank in just eighteen minutes, killing 1,198 of its 1,959 passengers, among them Elbert Hubbard, founder of Roycroft, an Arts and Crafts movement colony; and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, scion of one of America’s wealthiest families.  […]

Lion Cubs

The son of Truman Howe Bartlett, a noted art critic and sculptor, Paul Wayland Bartlett commenced his artistic studies in Paris at the age of 15, and by the age of 22 had won a medal at the Paris Salon. His success and reputation grew so rapidly that at the age of only 29, he […]