Natalie Russell

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Posted on Mar. 9, 2022
Portrait of Sonya Levien, undated. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. The life of Sonya Levien (1888–1960) reads like a rags-to-riches fairy tale. But it is also a story of…
Posted on Jun. 9, 2021
Elliot and Fry, Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), 1881. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Born in Dublin and named for Irish folk heroes, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–…
Posted on Apr. 22, 2021
Portrait of Langston Hughes, signed by the author. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Archives are full of mysteries. Many manuscripts are undated. Often letters are addressed…
Posted on Aug. 12, 2020
Charles Bukowski’s typewriter, witness to thousands of nights of words and raw wisdom, displayed on loan for the 2010 exhibition “Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge” at The Huntington. Charles…
Posted on May. 22, 2019
Armed Services Editions were reprints of selected works, designed and published specifically for servicemembers during World War II. They represented a wide range of genres and topics, both fiction…
Posted on Jun. 6, 2018
“An Evening Among the Roses in Wonderland” is The Huntington’s fifth annual garden party celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ artists, scholars, donors, and staff to the institution and the…
Posted on Mar. 7, 2018
Photograph of Yone Noguchi, inscribed to Charles Warren Stoddard, April 1903. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Haiku is arguably the best-known form of poetry in the…
Posted on Aug. 31, 2017
Sara S. “Sue” Hodson, curator of literary collections, in 2005. Photo by Lisa Blackburn. If you were to ask Sue Hodson, who is retiring today, about her favorite Huntington memories, she might tell…
Posted on Jul. 26, 2017
A sketch by Olive Percival (1869–1945) made during her 1893 camping trip to hike Mount San Antonio, or “Old Baldy.” Whimsically labeled “Camp of the Laughing Water,” Percival’s tent scene might have…
Posted on Aug. 4, 2016
As the world celebrates the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro—where more than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will compete in 41 sports—we want to share with you some of the…
Posted on Jul. 22, 2016
In commemoration of the centennial of the creation of the National Park Service, The Huntington is mounting two related exhibitions. The first part, “Geographies of Wonder: Origin Stories of America’…
Posted on Mar. 7, 2016
Dennis Harbach, volunteer at The Huntington, holds an image of the cartoonist Paul Conrad at his drawing board. Harbach produced searchable metadata for the satirical cartoons in the Paul Conrad…
Posted on Jan. 1, 2016
Jack London kneels by his camera, ca. 1900. Jack London Collection. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Watching the Rose Parade was a New Year’s tradition growing up.…
Posted on May. 26, 2015
In this watercolor, ca. 1935, Kay Rasmus Nielsen (1886-1957) depicts a Swiss hotel room for Act 2 of Zoë Akins’ play The Human Element. Art critics saw the influence of English illustrator Aubrey…
Posted on Nov. 9, 2010
Mark Twain, 1907 American author and humorist Samuel L. Clemens, better known by his popular pen name "Mark Twain," was born Nov. 30, 1835, making this year his 175th birthday. For the month of…