Brandywine begins making Scaife choices
The Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford has landed the first plums from the bequest of billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife, who died in July and left his collection of more than 500 artworks to the Brandywine and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pa.
Letter from British general describes 1914 Christmas Day truce
General Walter Congreve VC describes to his wife how soldiers shared cigars and sang songs together in no man?s land ?There I found an extraordinary state of affairs ? this am. A German shouted out that they wanted a day?s truce & would one come out if he did; so very cautiously one of our men lifted himself above the parapet & saw a German doing the same.? This is how, in a hitherto unpublished ...