Another Landsdowne portrait of WashingtonEdit

I was checking out the public library in Fall River, Massachusetts and was surprised to find a copy of the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington (Munro-Lenox version). It had an informational plaque identifying it as by Robert Spear Dunning (1829-1905) and dated 1892. I added it to the Lansdowne portrait article. Thought you might like to know! - Kzirkel (talk) 00:44, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

@Kzirkel: Thank you for photographing the painting and adding it to the article. Ellen G. Miles's superb scholarship was what got me interested in the Lansdowne:[1] Thank you also for letting me know about your find. Best, == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 03:10, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

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@MinorProphet: Very cool! Thank you. == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 00:32, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

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Happy New Year! Hope yours is a good one. TomStar81 (Talk) 07:46, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
@TomStar81: Thank you very much. What a great photo! == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 09:51, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

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BHG - thanks for your note. Much appreciated. Happy New Years to you too. Semper Fi! FieldMarine (talk) 15:52, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Happy New Year, BoringHistoryGuy!Edit

happy new year to youEdit

A most happy and satisfying new year to you, BHG! Sincere tho a bit late. Maybe there's luck enough in 2020 to bring some to all of us! --Lockley (talk) 21:14, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

@Lockley and Carptrash: Thank you. I hope you're well. It was about this time last year that we took over Audrey Munson. (I was going to say mounted, but that has sexual connotations.) Not suggesting we tackle another big project right away, but it was fun and the results satisfying. Best, == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 02:40, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
hey BHG, if that's an invitation to collaborate again, the answer is a quick definite yes. Yes! As to what to collaborate on, in other words who to mount this time, you've made some good choices in the past & and I would tend to defer to you. My mind goes to repairing some of the bios of 20th-century American architects whose reputations were distorted by Henry-Russell Hitchcock, for instance Cram, Cret, Wurster, Warnecke, but there are dozens of those fellows. You'll let me know if you have anything specific in mind...? all best to you! --Lockley (talk) 21:53, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
@Lockley: Architecture? It's been a while since I've written something about that, save Walter Rogers Furness Cottage. Speaking of Frank Furness, a former professor of mine authored a biography last year, and feels the same about Hitchcock. Hitchcock championed Furness early on, then erased him from the canon in the 1920s. Best, == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 22:32, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps an article on the new Corrado Parducci book? Just came out. Yesterday. or something. Carptrash (talk) 04:25, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
@Lockley and Carptrash: Pardicci may pose a problem, since he didn't die until 1981. So his body of work technically won't be PD until 2051.
The good news is that the out-of-copyright year now advances annually, so 1924 just became PD. Best, == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 20:49, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

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