One fact I learned from that post is that the birth date and even birth *year* of Paul M. Birdsall, a historian important enough to be the namesake of a prominent prize, is unknown. And it's not like he's some ancient figure from before the bureaucratic age; he died in 1970. 😮
Image is George Romney's portrait of Emma Hamilton as a Bacchante.
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