FAMEPedia:Picture of the day/June 2021

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June 1

Coat of arms of Kentucky

This historical depiction of the coat of arms of Kentucky was illustrated by the American engraver Henry Mitchell in State Arms of the Union, published in 1876 by Louis Prang. The design depicts two men embracing, with the motto "United we stand, divided we fall". The original Kentucky state seal, adopted in 1792 and designed in 1793, was lost in a fire that destroyed the state capitol in 1814. Because the description originally adopted by the General Assembly did not specify how the "two friends" should look or how they should be embracing, several variants have been produced.

Illustration credit: Henry Mitchell; restored by Andrew Shiva


June 2

Célestine Galli-Marié

Célestine Galli-Marié (1837–1905) was a French mezzo-soprano who is most famous for creating the title role in the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. It was said that during the 33rd performance of the opera on 2 June 1875, Galli-Marié had a premonition of Bizet's death while singing in Act III, and fainted when she left the stage; the composer in fact died that night and the next performance was cancelled due to her indisposition.

Photograph credit: Nadar; restored by Adam Cuerden


June 3

Double-banded plover

The double-banded plover is a species of bird in the plover family native to New Zealand. During the winter and spring, it has a dark, grey-brown back with a distinctive white chest and a thin band of black situated just below the neck running across the chest along with a larger brown band underneath; this photograph shows the bird in non-breeding plumage, when the double-banding is lost.

Photograph credit: JJ Harrison


June 4

Book of Tobit

The Book of Tobit is a 3rd or early 2nd century BCE Jewish work describing how God tests the faithful, responds to prayers and protects the covenant community (the Israelites). This late 15th-century oil painting, Tobias and the Angel by Filippino Lippi, shows a scene in which Tobias goes on a journey accompanied by an angel, without realising that he is an angel, and is instructed as to what to do with the giant fish that he catches.

Painting credit: Filippino Lippi


June 5

Ben-Gurion's Hut

Ben-Gurion's Hut was the retirement home of Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and his wife Paula (Pola) from the years 1953 until his death in 1973. The "hut", located on Kibbutz Sde Boker, was preserved exactly as it was left by Ben-Gurion and now serves as a museum with a visitor's center operated by the Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute.

Photograph credit: Hanan Epstein


June 6

Al Grey

Al Grey (June 6, 1925 – March 24, 2000) was a jazz trombonist who was known for his wild, full sound and his plunger mute technique. After serving in World War II, he joined Benny Carter's band, then the bands of Jimmie Lunceford, Lucky Millinder, and Lionel Hampton. In the 1950s he was a member of the big bands of Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie before forming his own bands in the 1960s. This photograph shows him still performing in the 1980s.

Photograph credit: William P. Gottlieb; restored by Adam Cuerden


June 7

Sexual dimorphism

Sexual dimorphism is the condition where the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics. Differences may include secondary sex characteristics, size, weight, color, or markings, as well as behavioral and cognitive differences. In the dimera sulphur butterfly (Colias dimera), seen here mating in Venezuela, there are two female forms, one is similar to the bright yellow male, while the other is a duller yellowish or greenish white.

Photograph credit: Paolo Costa Baldi


June 8

Lucy Arbell

Lucy Arbell (8 June 1878 – 21 May 1947), was a French mezzo-soprano whose operatic career was largely centred in Paris. Her career was particularly associated with the composer Jules Massenet, who created a number of operatic roles for her before his death in 1912. This carte de visite was created by the French photographer Nadar.

Photograph credit: Paul Nadar; restored by Adam Cuerden


June 9

California State Capitol

The California State Capitol is located in Sacramento and is the seat of the Californian government. The building houses the chambers of the California State Legislature, made up of the California State Assembly and the California State Senate, along with the office of the Governor of California. The Neoclassical structure was designed by Reuben S. Clark and completed between 1861 and 1874.

Photograph credit: Andre m


June 10

Art and engraving on United States banknotes

Engravers in the United States transitioned to steel engraving during the 19th century and that enabled a rapid advance in banknote design and printing. This image depicts the baptism of Pocahontas and draws heavily on John Gadsby Chapman's historic American image which adorns the Capitol Rotunda. The vignette was used, from 1875, on the reverse of the $20 denomination notes of the first issue of National Bank Notes.

Engraving credit: Charles Burt, for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing; restored by Andrew Shiva


June 11

Thích Quảng Đức

Thích Quảng Đức was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. He was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngô Đình Diệm, a staunch Roman Catholic. Photographs of the self-immolation were circulated widely around the world and American journalist Malcolm Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for the photographs.

Photograph credit: Malcolm Browne


June 12

Common blackbird

The common blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of bird in the thrush family. It breeds in Europe, Asiatic Russia, and North Africa, and has a number of subspecies across its wide range. This picture shows a female northwestern African blackbird (T. m. mauritanicus) photographed in the Souss-Massa National Park, Morocco.

Photograph credit:Charles J. Sharp


June 13

Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Lichfield. A church was first built on the site in 700, by Bishop Headda, to house the bones of St Chad. The original wooden building was replaced by a Norman cathedral made from stone, which in turn was replaced by the present Gothic structure, begun in 1195. The cathedral suffered extensive damage during the English Civil War: the central spire was demolished, the roofs ruined and the stained-glass windows smashed. Bishop Hacket began the restoration in the 1660s but it was not until the 19th century that the damage caused by the Civil War was fully repaired. This picture shows the exterior of the cathedral as seen from the northeast.

Photograph credit: David Iliff


June 14

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but it was originally designed by Robert Scot. This type was produced from 1795 to 1807; the obverse design depicts a turbaned portrait of Liberty facing to the right, and the reverse depicts a heraldic eagle.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but it was originally designed by Robert Scot. This type was produced from 1795 to 1798; the obverse design depicts a turbaned portrait of Liberty facing to the right, and the reverse depicts a small eagle.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but it was originally designed by Robert Scot. The obverse design depicts a turbaned portrait of Liberty facing to the right, and the reverse depicts a heraldic eagle; this type was produced in 1797 and was unique in having 16 stars on the obverse.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but this version was designed by John Reich and produced from 1807 to 1812. The obverse design depicts a round-capped portrait of Liberty facing to the left, and the reverse depicts a modified eagle. For the first time, "5 D." is included on the reverse to indicate the value of the coin.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but this version was designed by John Reich and produced from 1813 to 1834. The obverse design depicts a round-capped portrait of Liberty facing to the left, and the reverse depicts a modified eagle. This type differs from its predecessor by Liberty having a larger head and a reduced bustline.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but this version was designed by John Reich and produced from 1813 to 1834. The obverse design depicts a round-capped portrait of Liberty facing to the left, and the reverse depicts a modified eagle. This type differs from its predecessor by Liberty having a larger head and a reduced bustline.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but this version was designed by John Reich and produced from 1813 to 1834. The obverse design depicts a round-capped portrait of Liberty facing to the left, and the reverse depicts a modified eagle. This type differs from its predecessor by Liberty having a larger head and a reduced bustline.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but this version was designed by John Reich and produced from 1813 to 1834. The obverse design depicts a round-capped portrait of Liberty facing to the left, and the reverse depicts a modified eagle. This type differs from its predecessor by Liberty having a larger head and a reduced bustline.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but this version was designed by John Reich and produced from 1813 to 1834. The obverse design depicts a round-capped portrait of Liberty facing to the left, and the reverse depicts a modified eagle. This type differs from its predecessor by Liberty having a larger head and a reduced bustline.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Obverse and reverse of a half eagle

The half eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. It was the first gold coin to be minted by the United States, its production being authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The design and composition of the half eagle changed many times over the years, but this version was designed by John Reich and produced from 1813 to 1834. The obverse design depicts a round-capped portrait of Liberty facing to the left, and the reverse depicts a modified eagle. This type differs from its predecessor by Liberty having a larger head and a reduced bustline.

National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History; photographed by Andrew Shiva


June 15

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June 16

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June 17

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June 18

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June 19

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June 20

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June 21

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June 22

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June 23

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June 24

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June 25

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June 26

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June 27

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June 28

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June 29

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June 30

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