A trio of female artists born this day, in different eras – here they are with an example of the work of each:
Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe (22 September 1762 – 17 January 1850) was a British artist and diarist in colonial Canada. She was the wife of John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada.
Below: Niagara Falls, Ontario by Elizabeth Simcoe, summer 1792.
Looking for someone musical to feature today I came upon Benjamin Franklin White (September 20, 1800 – December 5, 1879). He was a “shape note singing master”, and compiler of the shape note tune book known as The Sacred Harp. He was born near Cross Keys in Union County, South Carolina, the twelfth child of Robert and Mildred White.
Alright then…but what are shape notes?
Climbing onto my