Monthly Archives: March 2011

Luigi di Cesnola in Rogues Gallery by Michael Gross

One of the most colorful figures in New York society of the late 19th century  was Albert Rawson’s host for a seven week visit to Cyprus in 1874.   Luigi di Cesnola was appointed US consul in Cyprus in 1865, and … Continue reading

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1887 portrait of Genevieve Stebbins in biographical sketch

Werner’s Directory of Elocutionists… included a brief biography of Genevieve Stebbins in 1887.  More on Stebbins and second husband Norman Astley will appear in future posts, but I wanted to share the engraving to give readers another visual impression of … Continue reading

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