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11. Modernist Portraits

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Ernest Hemingway - Selected Archive Items

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[3841] Anonymous, Young Hemingway (far right) with His Family (1906),
courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library.
Photograph of Ernest Hemingway as a child with his father, mother, brother, and sister. His family was wealthy and lived in a suburb of Chicago where residents generally espoused conservative politics. Hemingway's mother would dress him in girl's clothing well into his childhood.

[3850] Anonymous, Hemingway in His World War I Ambulance Driver's Uniform (1917),
courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library.
Posed portrait of Hemingway in military dress. Hemingway incorporated into his works the brutality he witnessed during World War I.

[3854] Anonymous, Hemingway Trying His Hand at Bullfighting in Pamplona, Spain (1924),
courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library.
Gelatin silver print of Hemingway in Spain. Bullfighting figures prominently in Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises.

[3860] Anonymous, Hemingway on Safari in East Africa (1934),
courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, the John F. Kennedy Library.
Hemingway posing with large antlers from animal carcass. Death and injury were important themes in Hemingway's writing, possibly due to the injuries he received and witnessed as an ambulance driver during World War I.

[4408] Anonymous, Ernest Hemingway 1923 Passport Photograph (1923),
courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Hemingway was one of many American authors who worked in Europe. The expatriate artists claimed that Europe offered freedom from restrictive American mores.

[5980] ABC Press Service, Scene During the Siege of Teruel, Spain (1938),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-112445].
Photograph of fighting, casualties, and old building in Teruel, Spain. Teruel was the site of a Republican victory in the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway supported the Republicans, writing The Fifth Column to promote their cause.

[5981] Arribas, 18, Julio (1937),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZC4-3911].
Propaganda poster showing civilian with gun in front of ghost of soldier. On July 18, 1936, the Spanish Civil War began and Barrio, of the Republican Party, became prime minister.

[7824] Emory Elliot, Interview: "Hemingway's Masculinity" (2001),
courtesy of Annenberg Media.
Emory Elliot, professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, hypothesizes about why masculinity was such a significant issue in Ernest Hemingway's life and work.




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