Thursday, May 21, 2009

New color photos of Lincolns parents and assassin

I've been updating the Color of Lincoln photos to add some depth to the collection. I've posted photos of the elder Lincolns and John Wilkes Boothe. Even after many Lincoln pictures have been colored, I am still in awe of the impact adding color adds to a photo.

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Lincoln Author David Donald has died

Lincoln historian and author David Herbert Donald died last Sunday May 17 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston while awaiting heart surgery. He was 88.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dr Ron Rietveld Retires

Over the weekend, Natalie, Lee and I had the great honor of attending the reception and lecture honoring Dr. Ron Rietveld, the noted Professor Emeritus at California State University Fullerton.

Although I had spoken to Dr. Rietveld a number of times, it was our first in person meeeting. Lee Rizio, on the other hand, had met Dr. Rietveld many years ago.

The first of the annual Rietveld lectures was also held with a panel speaking on "Abraham Lincoln Memory Over the Last Twenty Years".

My heartiest well wishes to Dr. Rietveld as he pursues his retirement and other personal interests.