Paderewski (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.


[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows Polish pianist and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) shaking hands with a man at an outdoor table.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4571-13


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 02/May/2016 18:24:04

    "Ignacy Jan Paderewski, GBE (Polish: [iɡˈnat͡sɨ ˈjan padɛˈrɛfskʲi]; 18 November [O.S. 6 November] 1860 – 29 June 1941) was a Polish pianist and composer, politician, and spokesman for Polish independence.[1] He was a favorite of concert audiences around the globe. His musical fame opened access to diplomacy and the media. Paderewski played an important role in meeting with President Woodrow Wilson and obtaining the explicit inclusion of independent Poland as point 13 in Wilson's peace terms in 1918, called the Fourteen Points.[2] He was the Prime Minister of Poland and also Poland's foreign minister in 1919, and represented Poland at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. He served ten months as Prime Minister, and soon thereafter left Poland, never to return.[3]"

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    • 02/May/2016 18:31:12

    He sold bonds in City Hall Park on April 24, 1918 as part of "Polish Day" for the Third Liberty Loan campaign.

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    Tim Evanson

    • 02/May/2016 20:42:28

    While on tour in the United States, Paderewski fell ill on June 27, 1941. He died of pneumonia in New York City two days later. His remains were temporary interred within the USS Maine Mast Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. After the fall of communism, his body was brought to Warsaw in 1992 and permanently laid to rest in St. John's Archcathedral. Two markers remain at Arlington National Cemetery marking the temporary repose of Paderewski's body. One is outside the memorial, near the stairs leading up to the memorial plaza. The other is inside the memorial, where his remains once lay.

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    Barbara (LOC P&P)

    • 05/May/2016 19:56:16

    Thanks Art Siegel, for the link to the information about the Third Liberty Loan campaign. Given the presence of other photos from that campaign in this range of negatives, it seems likely that is the context. We'll add information to the description.