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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - David Lockmiller - 08-10-2023 11:49 AM

(08-09-2023 08:13 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. There is certainly nothing wrong with expressing the opinion that you don't like something. However, Tarbell is talking about seeing Lincoln in person, not through the photographer's lens. Note "the living man himself."

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Rob

NO, she was talking about "see[ing] the great soul of Lincoln in Barnard's statue."

In the statue photograph that I saw, President Lincoln's face looked like it was created out of volcano lava.


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 08-10-2023 04:55 PM

David,

You don't like it. Big surprise. I'm too busy working on something that matters to play semantics with you.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 10-12-2023 07:39 PM

Who wrote about Tarbell, "I wanted to put her under a little obligation to me and if her letters since are anything I have succeeded."?

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 10-13-2023 03:37 AM

Samuel McClure?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 10-13-2023 06:47 AM

Good guess Roger, but it's not him. I completely forgot to mention I would prefer no Googling, but if anyone did that it won't be a disqualifier.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 10-13-2023 07:53 AM

This person has been featured on this forum numerous times.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 10-14-2023 04:10 AM

Clue: The letter writer felt the need to explain his actions to the recipient.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 10-14-2023 06:37 AM

No idea - William E. Barton?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 10-14-2023 07:55 AM

Sorry Roger, but it isn't Barton. I really don't have too many clues that won't immediately give it away, so I will give one more and then if no one guesses correctly, I will give it away.

He was very close to Lincoln.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 10-14-2023 08:34 AM

Herndon?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 10-14-2023 09:14 AM

Logical guess, but it isn't Herndon.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Anita - 10-14-2023 01:03 PM

Roland W Diller?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 10-14-2023 02:46 PM

Anita,

Not Diller, but that's also logical.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 10-14-2023 04:26 PM

Joshua Speed?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 10-14-2023 06:08 PM

Sorry, Roger, but it's not Speed. I think I will call it. It was Robert Todd Lincoln. Lincoln was writing John Hay explaining why he gave Tarbell the photo that was used in her series on Abraham Lincoln in McClure's. I got the letter from Jason Emerson who discussed it in his blog on his website.

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Rob