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Mary Elizabeth Lease

Mary Elizabeth Lease

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Mary Elizabeth Lease Birth—Sept. 11, 1850 Death—Oct. 29, 1933 Political activist, writer, lecturer, leading spokeswoman for the Populist Party   Newspaper editors of the day ridiculed her, calling her “ugly and foul of...
Martin and Osa Johnson

Martin and Osa Johnson

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Martin and Osa Johnson Martin (Oct. 9, 1884 — Jan. 13, 1937) Osa (March 14, 1894 — Jan. 7, 1953) Explorers, authors, filmmakers, photographers Martin and Osa Johnson dared to dream and do things different. The...
Harry Colmery

Harry Colmery

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Harry Colmery Birth – Dec. 11, 1890 Death—1979 Topeka attorney, author of the G.I. Bill, national commander of the American Legion Harry Colmery had a vision – to thank those who gave military service. The bill that forever...
Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Walter Chrysler Birth—April 2, 1875 Died—Aug. 18, 1940 Founder of Chrysler Corporation, auto manufacturer; engineer   Walter P. Chrysler always challenged himself to build enthusiasm in the people around him. The cars...
Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Aaron Douglas Birth—May 26, 1899 Death—Feb. 2, 1979 Artist and illustrator of the Harlem Renaissance His artwork inspired a culture. Nicknamed the “Father of Black American Art,” Douglas produced powerful, distinctive works...
Satanta

Satanta

Cut paper illustration by Lauren Fitzgerald Satanta Birth: 1829 Died: Oct. 11, 1878 Kiowa War Chief, Orator Military students still study the tactical skills of Chief Satanta. In 1867, Satanta was nicknamed the “Orator of the Plains” by U.S. soldiers and reporters at...
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