Three American soldiers, Camp Dodge, Iowa, WW1
Three American soldiers (known as Doughboys) at Camp Dodge, Iowa, USA, during the First World War, with 1917 Enfield rifles. They were part of the 352nd Infantry, 88th Division, which served in Alsace, France. The man in the middle is Willner Eugene Sandell (1894-1984), who emigrated to the USA from Sweden in 1913. The card was posted from Sweden in November 1918.
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Ships in a Harbour, Eugene Boudin (1824-1898)
Oil on panel, French School, 19th century. Eugene Louis Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores. Corot called him the 'king of the skies'. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1853 and late in his career began to receive prizes and accolades for his work. In 1857/1858 Boudin befriended the young Claude Monet, then only 18, and persuaded him to give up his teenage caricature drawings and to become a landscape painter. He helped to instil in him a love of colour and light and of how these can be enhanced by their reflection in water. The two remained lifelong friends and Monet later paid tribute to Boudin's early influence. Boudin joined Monet and his young friends in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1873, but never considered himself a radical or innovator. Boudin was made a member of the Legion d'Honneur in 1892.
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Dover Street To Dixie revue by M Harvey, H Simpson & L Wylie
Dover Street To Dixie revue by Morris Harvey, Harold Simpson and Lauri Wylie (25 May 1880 1951), with music by Herman Darewski, at the London Palladium. Staged by Frank Collins with the 'Dances and Ensembles by Jennie and Edward Dolly'. Jennie was one half of the well known 'Dolly Sisters' from this period and their brother Edward was also a dancer and choreographer. First produced at the London Pavilion on 31st May 1923. The London productions of Charles B. Cochran advertised on the reverse include Eugene O Neills Anna Christie and an Eleonora Duse season, as well as other revues. Date: 1923
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