Independence Day covers by the numbers

Editorial Staff Magazine

We have published 92 July covers since 1922, and at least twenty-three of them contain allusions to Independence Day. Some figures: 22:  Number of eagles 9:  Flags 7:  Military men 6:  Indenpendence Day-themed covers in the 1960s, the most of any decade. The 1940s had 5. 3:  Drums 1:  Invitation to buy war bonds  

ADA Award profile: Brock Jobe

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Some people have the good fortune to find a unique path that leads to discovery and is enriched by sharing. For them life can be an endless adventure, laced with exploration and learning, younger people to mentor, and a broadening circle of those who share their interests and become close friends. Brock Jobe, this year’s recipient of the ADA Award …

The ADA’s 1st online antiques show

Editorial Staff Magazine

Please go to the web site for the Antique Dealers of America’s first online antiques show (, a three day round the clock event that lets you shop in your pajamas, guarantees authenticity, offers stuff exclusive to its venue, provides for buyer’s remorse, and eliminates the pre-show wheeling dealing that allows dealers to pick off each other’s stuff before you …

Stephen and Maxfield Parrish in New Hamsphire

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Originally publsihed in June 1979 By Virginia Reed Colby Stephen Parrish, a well-known painter and etcher, and his son Maxfield,1 one of the most popular artists of the early twentieth century, both moved to New Hampshire in the 1890s. Stephen came to Cornish in 1893, following the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and other artists, writers, and musicians who made up what …

Comings and goings

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Comings and Goings Joshua W. Lane has been named the Lois F. and Henry S. McNeil Curator of Furniture at Winterthur Museum. Lane, curator of furniture at Historic Deerfield since 2000, assumes the post on April 14. He directed Historic Deerfield’s Summer Fellowship Program between 2005 and 2012.  Lane replaces Wendy Cooper, who retired last year.   Malcolm Rogers, director …

Early California photographs at the Huntington

Editorial Staff Magazine

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has made two exciting purchases that enhance its unparalleled ability to tell the story of Southern California as it was transformed from vast rural ranchlands into an international symbol of the good life. The newly acquired Ernest Marquez Collection of photographs, with prints from the 1870s to about 1950, includes rare views …

Valentine’s Day by the numbers

Editorial Staff Magazine

We have published 92 February covers since 1922, and at least fourteen of them contain allusions to Valentine’s Day.   Some figures 8:  Love birds (four pairs) 1934, 1954, 1956, 1960 7:  Courting couples  1930, 1937, 1953, 1961, 1968, 1994, 2002 6:  The number of times Valentine’s Day graced the cover between 1951 and 1961. (The 1930s had four such …

A monument to Antoine Louis Barye

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From The Magazine ANTIQUES, October 2006 In June 18, 1894, a crowd gathered in the small park on the southeastern tip of the Île Saint-Louis in Paris to listen to Eugène Guillaume (1822-1905) dedicate a monument (Fig. 3) to Antoine Louis Barye, the French sculptor and painter who, during the second and third quarters of the nineteenth century, had popularized …

Wendell D. Garrett Award

Editorial Staff Magazine, Opinion

We at ANTIQUES are pleased that Gerald W. R. Ward has been named the first recipient of the Wendell D. Garrett Award by the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, which estab­lished the prize as a testament to the accomplishments of one of its most illustrious alumni—and the indelible voice of our magazine for more than forty years.  Like Wendell, Gerry …

The Deerfield Inn reopens

Editorial Staff Magazine

When it comes to historic preservation too much reverence is not always a good thing. Philip Zea, president of Historic Deerfield, observes that one of the most devastating effects of 2011’s Hurricane Irene was the closing of the Deerfield Inn in the village. “The inn animates the street,” he says. “It’s right in the middle of things and even its …