Barbara Taylor Bradford

Taylor Bradford
Bradford’s calling card from her time as a journalist in the early 1950s.

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BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD (1933 – )

British-American Author

Taylor Bradford worked for newspapers from the 1940s. She married her husband, Robert Bradford, in the 1960s, and hence adopted the surname. Her first novel, ‘A Woman of Substance’, was published in 1979 and became a bestseller.

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Yoram Aridor

Yoram Aridor
Aridor’s business card as Representative to the United Nations, a position he held between 1990-1992.

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YORAM ARIDOR (1933 – )

Israeli Politician

Aridor served as part of the Knesset between 1969-1988. In the 1980s he held the positions of Minister of Communications and Minister of Finance. In the early 1990s he became the Representative of Israel to the United Nations.

Honore de Balzac

Balzac
Balzac’s personal calling card.

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HONORE DE BALZAC (1799 – 1850)

French Author

Balzac was one of the most influential authors of the 19th Century. His major collection of interlinked novels and stories is known as The Human Comedy. He became known as the ‘French Dickens’, and was an influence on the writings of Charles Dickens, amongst many other significant authors.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Clinton’s business card as a Senator from New York. She held this position between 2001-2009.

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HILLARY CLINTON (1947 – )

American Politician

Clinton has been a major figure in American politics since the 1990s. She was First lady of the United States when her husband, Bill Clinton, was President between 1993-2001. After being a Senator in the 2000s, she became Secretary of State under Barack Obama from 2009-2013. Clinton ran for President in 2016 but lost to Donald Trump.

Giovanni Martinelli

Giovanni Martenelli
Martinelli’s calling card. It is signed by him on the reverse in 1931.

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GIOVANNI MARTINELLI (1885 – 1969)

Italian Opera Singer

Martinelli was regarded as one of the most famous tenors of the 20th Century. After Enrico Caruso’s death in 1921, he assumed many of his roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth
Rexroth’s business card as a columnist for the Examiner. He wrote columns for the newspaper between 1960-1967.

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KENNETH REXROTH (1905 – 1982)

American Poet

Rexroth was an influential poet and activist from the 1930s through the 1960s. Part of the counterculture, he was known as the ‘Father of the Beats’, and befriended those such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

George F. Kennan

George Kennan
Kennan’s calling card, most likely as Ambassador to Yugoslavia.

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GEORGE F. KENNAN (1904 – 2005)

American Diplomat

Kennan was an influential diplomat during the Cold War. His ideas influenced the Truman Doctrine and the containment of the Soviet Union. He became the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1952, and later, Ambassador to Yugoslavia between 1961-1963.