Jane Ace

Jane Ace, a radio actress whose birth name was Jane Epstein and who was known professionally as Jane Sherwood, was…

Tom Bass in an undated studio portrait.

By popular consensus, Tom Bass was one of the most skillful and popular horsemen of his era. At the time of his…

Joan Crawford in 1928. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-133571]

Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur on March 23, 1908, in what she described as “a drab…

Jeanne Eagels in costume. [The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, ID#100058, New York Public Library Digital Collections]

Although there is some dispute about the date and place of her birth, most sources state…

Westport Landing by pioneer and watercolor artist W. H. Jackson. [William Henry Jackson, Scotts Bluff National Monument, SCBL 19]

Later in life William Gilliss would be a successful trader, real estate speculator, and…

Jean Harlow in a publicity photo. [New York Public Library Digital Collections, Billy Rose Theatre Collection Photograph File, ID# TH-190010]

Jean Harlow was born Harlean Carpenter in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. Her…

Isaac McCoy. [Oklahoma Historical Society, Muriel Wright Collection, 15075]

Isaac McCoy was born on June 13, 1784, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. At the age of six,…

George Caleb Bingham’s depiction of the violence and tragedy of the Missouri-Kansas border war in his iconic painting Order No. 11. [State Historical Society of Missouri Art Collection, 1945.0003]

Civil war raged along the Kansas-Missouri border for nearly a…

William Rockhill Nelson. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Missouri Press Portraits Collection, P1196-014545]

Of British, Quaker, and Huguenot heritage, William Rockhill Nelson was born five miles west…

William Powell on a card distributed with packs of cigarettes. [New York Public Library Digital Collections, George Arents Collection, 1206072]

William Horatio Powell was the epitome of the suave, urbane leading man throughout his…