A tour of Diplomatic Rooms in the U.S. Department of State, 3/16/18 🦅 It has one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's typewriter, and many of our founding fathers' paintings and sculptures!!!
"The Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms are one of the greatest mirrors of America's remarkable cultural accomplishments in fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, visiting Chiefs of State, Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers, as well as other distinguished foreign and American guests are entertained officially."
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Burnett showed me this picture Friday afternoon. I emailed this image with the "musical chairs @ State." Within 30 minutes Review Picture Editor Jeffrey Scales had it in the paper. It's great to have the vision to see a detail and shoot it. It's another thing to get the image into the right hands on deadline. And when you're dealing with great folks on the buy-side you can make beautiful music. #whitehouse#tillerson#davidburnett#contactpressimages#jeffreyscales#musicalchairs#statedepartment
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! My friend Caroilin Callery whose house in Ireland, Stokestown Park, houses the Great Famine Museum (see the accompanying picture of Caroilin and her father Jim Callery in front of their house) brought the most remarkable and rare document with her from her collection when she was our house guest in our New York apartment, namely an extremely rare copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, 1916, a Declaration of Independence. It resided at least for a while in my library, fittingly just below Houdon’s bust of George Washington, and below an African Fang Mask. The Proclamation was exhibited at the St. Patrick’s Day Foundation dinner in 2016 to commemorate The Rising.
Regrettably, however much progress we have all made, these very moving and profoundly important words found in the Irish Proclamation, “…equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens…cherishing all the children of the nation equally…” is still far from reality in most societies, with so much ongoing, institutionally encouraged bullying of diverse minority groups.
Historically important, The Irish Republic is showing the way in tolerance and in acceptance of diversity, Ireland’s Prime Minister a unique example, his lifestyle and multilayered family story one that should resonate as much as possible on this side of the Atlantic as it does in Ireland, our beloved American Republic the fulcrum of hope and freedom in history, opening its doors to the Irish and to steady diversity, and example to the world.
No one should have the finger of distain, hate and prejudice pointed at them because of poverty, ethnicity or their God given nature, such sad distain movingly captured for posterity (please see the last image) in the brilliant Irish Famine Memorial monument found on Cambridge Common, Massachusetts. – CH
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In 2016 at the St. Patrick’s Day Foundation dinner, New York City, I was honored to receive with Senator George Mitchell (pictured here with me), Niall O’Dowd, Bruce Morrison, Charles Feeney, William Flynn and John Fitzsimmons the St. Patrick in recognition of my efforts to foster peace in Ireland during the period I was Deputy National Political Director of President Clinton’s first Presidential Campaign, hosting the first Clinton meeting during the Presidential Transition regarding pursuing a new paradigm for American involvement in visa issues and peace in Ireland. Each award is brilliantly sculpted by Calnan and Anhoj. Hilary Beirne (second photo) and Sean Lane (third photo) were chairpersons.
This year, 2018, the incomparable Loretta Brennan Glucksman (fourth photo) as well as Joseph LaPonite FDNY will receive the St. Patrick.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!