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Nov
01

Historical Knowledge Advances!

by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist

We have some answers regarding regarding the pictures we posted a couple of weeks ago.

Football Hall of Fame Dinner in New York City December 5, 1961, Room 805, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City.  White House Army Signal Agency staff members Jack Rubley and John J. Cochran are on the far left and third from left, in back, respectively.  Second from left is Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, Alabama QB Pat Trammell, University of Alabama President Dr. Frank Rose, the President, broadcaster Mel Allen, University of Alabama sports Hall of Famer Young Boozer, Birmingham News sports writer Benny Marshall, Tom Russell, Jeff Coleman.  Information source is the Birmingham News.

And this turned out not to be so hard:

The man on the right is Major General Courtney Whitney, aide to General MacArthur.  The location is probably Andrews Air Force Base.

 

 

 

 

But we still need to know who the quartet in bunny ears is:

And here is another challenge:

The event is First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s tea for the Special Committee for White House Paintings. Mrs. Kennedy and Chairman of the Paintings Committee, James W. Fosburgh, are sitting on the settee; all others are unidentified. The setting is the Green Room of the White House.   Does anybody have names for these faces?

One gracious commenter has told us the following: ” Seated left to right Mrs. Kennedy, Mr. James Fosburgh and Mrs. Joseph Alsop. Standing, left to right Mrs. Suzette M. Zurcher, Mr. Stanley Marcus, Mr. Lawrence Fleischmann, Mrs. James Fosburgh, Mr. Nathaniel Saltonstall, Mrs. J. Cheever, Mr. Henry Francis du Pont, Mrs. Walter Halle, Mrs. William Paley and Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.”  Thank you!

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3 comments

  1. David Barker says:

    Regarding the image of Mrs. Kennedy’s Tea for the Special Committee for White House Paintings, the gentleman standing behind Mr. Fosburgh is Mr. Henry Francis du Pont. Mr. du Pont owned and created the magnificent Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. He was also Chairman of the White House Fine Arts Committee. The gentleman standing at the far right of the second row is the actor, Vincent Price. Besides acting, Mr. Price was a noted collector of art.

    1. Stephen Plotkin says:

      Thank you! Historical knowledge advances even further.

  2. David Barker says:

    I believe I can now identify all the individuals photographed at Mrs. Kennedy’s Tea for the Special Paintings Committee. Seated left to right Mrs. Kennedy, Mr. James Fosburgh and Mrs. Joseph Alsop. Standing, left to right Mrs. Suzette M. Zurcher, Mr. Stanley Marcus, Mr. Lawrence Fleischmann, Mrs. James Fosburgh, Mr. Nathaniel Saltonstall, Mrs. J. Cheever, Mr. Henry Francis du Pont, Mrs. Walter Halle, Mrs. William Paley and Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. (who I mistakenly identified as Vincent Price in a previous post).

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