Margaret Ayer Barnes

Margaret Ayer Barnes
Barnes’s calling card, using her husband’s name. It is also signed by her.

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MARGARET AYER BARNES (1886 – 1967)

American Author

Barnes won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1931 for her novel Years of Grace. She also became known for her play Dishonored Lady, which was published in 1930 and filmed in 1947.

Frank R. Paul

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Paul’s business card.

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FRANK R. PAUL (1884 – 1963)

American Illustrator

Paul was an illustrator for many science fiction magazine covers in the 1920s and 30s. His illustrations were influential for other artists and science fiction authors.

James Day Hodgson

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Hodgson’s calling card as Ambassador to Japan.

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JAMES DAY HODGSON (1915 – 2012)

American Politician and Diplomat

Hodgson served as the United States Secretary of Labor under Richard Nixon, between 1970-1973. After this he took up the post of Ambassador to Japan between 1974-1977. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living former Cabinet member in the United States.

Jackie Robinson

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Robinson’s personal business card, used after his baseball career.

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JACKIE ROBINSON (1919 – 1972)

American Baseball Player and Activist

Robinson was the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, debuting in 1947. He won the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1949. His general character and breaking of the colour line influenced the Civil Rights movement. His uniform number, 42, was retired across all MLB teams.

Julian Bond

Julian Bond
Bond’s business card as Chairman of NAACP, a position he held between 1998-2010. It is signed by him as well.

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JULIAN BOND (1940 – 2015)

American Politician and Activist

Bond was an influential figure in the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s, setting up the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was elected to represent the State of Georgia in the House of Representatives and the Senate throughout the 70s and 80s. He was then elected Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Thomas Weller

Thomas Weller
Weller’s business card as Emeritus Professor. It is also signed by him.

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THOMAS WELLER (1915 – 2008)

American Biologist

Weller was a scientist who specialised in virology. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1954 for his work on the Polio virus, which ultimately led to the development of the first successful vaccine by Jonas Salk.

John F. Kennedy

John F Kennedy
Kennedy’s Calling card as Senator from Massachusetts. He was elected Senator between 1953-1960. The signature is almost certainly an autopen.

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JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917 – 1963)

American Politician

Kennedy was President of the United States between 1961-1963. He was assassinated in 1963 while in a motorcade in Dallas. During his presidency he presided over many events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He is often considered the most popular President of America.