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Good work edit

I saw your recent featured picture and just wanted to say that I appreciate the work you do.

P.S. consider archiving your talk page, Dialmayo (talk) (Contribs) she/her 13:04, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Dialmayo: Well, thank you so much! I do my best. And I'll archive it later today. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 17:45, 6 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Che Guevara edit

 
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Nov Bugle FP edit

Hi Adam, pardon my ignorance but I was just wondering what the rationale was for Hyochang Park coming under the MilHist banner? Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 23:56, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ian Rose: I was thinking it was a good example of Korea under Japanese rule, which is a MILHIST article. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 05:45, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm, okay tks. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 10:22, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ian Rose: Of course, it's your call if it's sufficiently related. It's not an immediate aftereffect of conquest, after all. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 11:03, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue 211, November 2023 edit

 
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A humble suggestion edit

Greetings! I hope my message finds you well.

I know not whether you accept suggestions on image restorations or not, but since I take you to be probably the best wikimedia image restorator, I found it proper to express my idea to you.

Perhaps the   used in a multitude of articles pertaining to the renowned soprano, could become the subject of one of your masterful restorations?
If you have the time look into it, please do.

With profound appreciation for your work in general,
I thank you in advance.

L'OrfeoSon io 14:26, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@L'OrfeoGreco: Simple answer is: I'd love to do a restoration of Callas, but there's really not much you can do with a 500 pixel wide image. About the most you can do is remove the couple specks, and maybe try a slightly better crop from the original. While the image is out of copyright, finding a high-resolution copy of it is the big issue that may well be insurmountable; I will check to see what is available, though. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 07:59, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did clean up the copy we have, though. There appears to be some undocumented upscaling in the old version, which does explain some issues with it. I think it looks a little better, but, alas, won't pull her up to featured picture. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs.
You've been most helpful; the picture looks stunning now! I understand that such a small image could not reach FP status, but that's fine. I tried to find a better version and did find this obviously copyrighted item —that made me wonder: how come they found the original photo?
As for a Callas-themed FP, since she was a significant and highly photographed artist, that's certainly a great idea. After going through the entirety of wikimedia images related to her, I think that   donated to Wikimedia Commons by the Dutch National Archives could certainly be greatly benefitted by your skillfulness. It probably is the best portrait photograph of La Callas on Wikimedia Commons. Maybe this image could make a good FP nomination? Your call.
Thank you! L'OrfeoSon io 09:26, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hm. Ideally I'd want one that shows a bit more of her - she's rather buried in that coat, but there's a few archives I can check. Not everything has gotten onto Commons. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 09:40, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your point is correct. I searched in some databases, but found not many a public domain file useful for this cause. I hope your own efforts return more abundant fruits. L'OrfeoSon io 13:12, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As for how Getty got the image: It's a press image for a film or television show ("Small World", which I've never heard of). There's archives that collect those, and - well, it only takes one example to put every image in that line out of copyright, so that Getty image is out of copyright, but I'm not quite willing to pay them for it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 09:50, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So, I found this version of the picture uploaded for a seminar at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and elsewhere (e.g. 1, 2). I don't know if this version can be of any use, given that it isn't a derivative of the original Wcommons file for which the copyright status has been ascertained.
I'd also like to note that Getty give "copyright 2007 CBS WORLDWIDE INC." for the full size image, although I don't really understand what this means exactly. L'OrfeoSon io 13:09, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, Getty's claim is nonsense. If anh copy is out of copyright, all are Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 03:25, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, I have uploaded   which occurred as a derivative of instances of this very same photograph that, as you say, has no copyright. I hope that you can make something out of it.
For any details pertaining to the editing process, the constituents, etc, do not hesitate to ask —my photo-editing skills are very limited, I have to make it clear, so mistakes will be evident.
If for any legal or other reason you find that the file ought to be deleted, do so without hesitation.
Thank you once more. L'OrfeoSon io 17:36, 12 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hm. What's the webpage that's from? There's some quality issues, but sometimes you can adjust the web link. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 01:03, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The sources used were this version and the getty one; there has been a combination. L'OrfeoSon io 07:34, 13 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Needing some advice edit

Hi @Adam Cuerden. I am new to WP:FP, but I would like to promote more images to featured picture status. What do you use to restore old photos?

I would like to restore this photograph.  

I would also like to know any issues that this photo has. Thank you. 🌹FatCat96🌹 Chat with Cat 17:24, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@FatCat96: I use the Gnu Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP, which is free and has an embarassing name; Photoshop will likely do just as well.
The main issues with this image are numerous small white and black spots on the background. If you know about file annotations, if you go to commons:File:Happy Chandler - Harris and Ewing Crop.jpg and hover over the image, it'll show you a few examples I've marked. You might need to open the file and zoom in to see them; I set some options to have images appear quite large on Commons, so it's probably easier for me. The damage on the face is probably the most "risky", but it's pretty minor and hard to see, so if the attempt doesn't work out, just Cntrl-Z to undo (you can hit Cntrl-Y to redo in a pinch); and if it doesn't work out after a few tries, just leave it; it's not very major damage.
The most challenging damage is the damage you least need to fix: a nearly-invisible hair on the photograph on the right side of his chin, overlapping a freckle. I'd be inclined to ignore that unless you want to try and just be ready with Cntrl-Z. Alternatively, I could fix that, then hand the file over to you for everything else.
Now, what to use: My inclination would be to use the TIFF from the Library of Congress, direct link, page about the image but that's uncropped, so if you want to go from the existing JPEG, that's probably a fair option and might be easier for you.
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Actually editing the file
Once you open the file in GIMP, go to the View menu, and choose Zoom. I tend to edit at 100%, but zooming in to 200% makes it easier to precisely position your clicks. I'd try 100% and zoom in more if you need to.
The main tool to use is the Healing tool. Hit Cntrl-B to open a toolbox. Hover over the icons to find the healing tool - it's in a group with the clone tool, you might need to click and hold on the clone tool to make a list of options come up so you can find the healing tool. If you then double-click on the healing tool, the settings for the tool come up. You want 100% opacity, for the brush, choose one of the circles - probably hardness 75 or hardness 100. Set the size to about 10. You can go smaller to deal with fine damage near other image elements, and bigger (I wouldn't go much over 20 unless there's a big bit of damage you want to fix at once) as needed.
To use the healing tool, hold Cntrl, and click on an area as similar to where the damage is as possible to set a sample. E.g. if you want to fix damage on the wall, you'd click somewhere on the wall without damage. If you're dealing with damage at a border, you might need to be very precise with this, but you shouldn't need to worry about that much with this image. Release Cntrl and click where the damage is. You can draw with it to follow, say, a hair. You may need to play around with size of the tool to get things right, and if you're fixing damage on a border between light and dark or on a textured area, where you get the sample from (the area as similar to where the damage is mentioned earlier) can be very important. But it doesn't look like that applies to very much of the damage in this image.
When you're ready to save, you actually hit EXPORT, not save ("Save" saves in the GIMP format, which Wikipedia doesn't accept.) PNGs are lossless, so it's a good idea to save as a PNG (simply put ".png" at the end of the filename when exporting), and then convert to JPEG when you're done. When you save as JPEG, you can choose the quality you want to save as. I use 99%.
Levels and crop: If you use the existing JPEG, I wouldn't touch anything with levels or recropping it, but I do think you could get a better crop from the TIFF if you feel up to it. If you are using the TIFF, upload your restoration as a PNG BEFORE adjusting levels or cropping. It's very hard to undo levels or a crop, and it's pretty easy to ruin the image in the process of doing one. We'll cover those if you need them, though. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 08:57, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Adam Cuerden. Thank you for the help. But I am struggling to figure out how to add the image to a folder in GIMP. Please excuse my limited knowledge of technology. Thanks you. 🌹FatCat96🌹 Chat with Cat 04:06, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure I follow. D'ye mean saving it, or? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 07:59, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am having trouble opening the file. I know that you press file, then press open. But then, under the places column, it says search, recently used, my name, and file system. I don't know what to do from then. 🌹FatCat96🌹 Chat with Cat 14:47, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nevermind, I have figured it out. I will have the image restored soon. 🌹FatCat96🌹 Chat with Cat 14:50, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

November thanks edit

November songs
 
my story today

Thank you for archiving ;) - A day to remember the victims of wars, and for me St. Martin's day, matched as short as I could in a 2010 DYK remembered, - so basically about sharing. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:04, 11 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Today my topic is a soprano, with thanks for the many pics of singers you enhanced! Images from vacation uploaded but not all yet, - click on songs. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:34, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My story today is a DYK hook from 13 years ago OTD: about the great music at one of my churches. Mozart's Requiem to come on Sunday, coupled with Arvo Pärt's Da pacem Domine, - I guess you might come if it was a bit closer. Perhaps watch the video of our last production, our first on yt, ever. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:15, 21 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 
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FP aspect ratio edit

I understand your critique about the left side, but I don't quite understand your viewing/size/aspect-ratio concerns in this nom: [1]. We have lots of FPs with a narrow aspect ratio (and some tall ones too) in these categories [2][3] such as [4][5], and some in other categories [6][7]. These images have always been displayed in their articles and on main-page with a scrollbar using template {{wide image}}. My concern is that we will loose a lot if we reject images having narrow or tall aspect ratios. Bammesk (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Bammesk: It's not that I object based on ratio per se, it's that the image has issues at full size on the left side, and...
Well, let's step back. Consider File:Sándor_Vay_-_Restoration.jpg. It's a grainy mess at full resolution, but you can pull back on the file description page to see him more clearly. File:Lake-sherburne-964855.jpg is too small on the file description page, but looks pretty decent zoomed in.
But I think you need at least one of those to be true. The panorama in question looks great at about 700-1500 px high, and that's beyond what can reasonably be chosen. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 22:44, 19 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok. I just don't see it that way (quality-wise and aspect-wise). I kind of agree with the Commons FPC voters on this. It's Ok to agree to disagree though. Thank you for the reply. Cheers. Bammesk (talk) 02:27, 20 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 
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Doctor Who and the Pirates edit

Someone PRODded Doctor Who and the Pirates. I objected and added a little to the article. If you agree that it should be Kept, would you please take a look and see if you can add any useful cites to the article? Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 23:54, 22 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Two-Thousand Yard Stare edit

Hi, I found a much better version for File:WW2 Marine after Eniwetok assault.jpg. Yann (talk) 12:47, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good image! I think the painting's good for the artist page and such, but I'm going to restore that photo. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.6% of all FPs. 15:36, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Featured picture scheduled for POTD edit

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State Fair is a 1933 American comedy-drama film directed by Henry King and starring Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers and Lew Ayres. It was based on the 1932 bestselling novel State Fair by Phil Stong. The picture tells the story of a farm family's multi-day visit to the Iowa State Fair, where the parents seek to win prizes in agricultural and cooking competitions, and their teenage daughter and son each find unexpected romance. The film was made in pre-Code Hollywood and, despite its seemingly tame plot, had some scenes that were censored in a re-release a few years later, after the Production Code took effect. Cut scenes include a view of a disheveled bed and a negligee on the floor, and a sexual relationship between the daughter and a reporter, but the son's seduction by a trapeze artist was kept. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and was the first of three film versions of the novel released to theaters, the others being movie musicals released in 1945 and in 1962. This poster was produced for the 1933 theatrical release of State Fair.

Poster credit: unknown; restored by Adam Cuerden

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Featured picture scheduled for POTD edit

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (born Cecilia Helena Payne; (1900-05-10)May 10, 1900 – (1979-12-07)December 7, 1979) was a British-born American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed in her 1925 doctoral thesis that stars were composed primarily of hydrogen and helium. Her groundbreaking conclusion was initially rejected because it contradicted the scientific wisdom of the time, which held that there were no significant elemental differences between the Sun and Earth. Independent observations eventually proved she was correct. Her work on the nature of variable stars was foundational to modern astrophysics.

Photograph credit: Science Service; restored by Adam Cuerden

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Women in Red December 2023 edit

 
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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, OM, GCVO, PC, FRS, FRSE (26 June 1824 – 17 December 1907) was a British mathematician, mathematical physicist and engineer born in Belfast. He was the Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow for 53 years, where he undertook significant research and mathematical analysis of electricity, the formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and contributed significantly to unifying physics, which was then in its infancy of development as an emerging academic discipline. He received the Royal Society's Copley Medal in 1883, and served as its president from 1890 to 1895. In 1892, he became the first British scientist to be elevated to the House of Lords. The Kelvin scale of temperature is named in his honour.

He is seen here resting on a binnacle (the stand for a marine compass) of his invention, and holding a marine azimuth mirror. Kelvin's balls have been removed or not yet put in; they are the iron balls meant to help balance out the magnetic fields around the binnacle, since a metal ship can easily pull the compass needle off of true north.

Photograph credit: T. & R. Annan & Sons; restored by Adam Cuerden

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Oscar Wilde: Oscar Fingal O'Fflahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and interior decoration, and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversational skill, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day. At the turn of the 1890s he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into what would be his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French while in Paris, but it was refused a licence for England due to an absolute prohibition on the portrayal of Biblical subjects on the English stage. Undiscouraged, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late-Victorian London.

At the height of his fame and success, while The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) was still being performed in London, Wilde prosecuted the Marquess of Queensberry for criminal libel. The Marquess was the father of Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. The libel trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with men. After two more trials he was convicted and sentenced to two years' hard labour, the maximum penalty, and was jailed from 1895 to 1897. During his last year in prison he wrote De Profundis (published posthumously in 1905), a long letter that discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. On his release, he left immediately for France, and never returned to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life.

Photograph credit: Napoleon Sarony; restored by Adam Cuerden

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"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The poem describes a narrator who is half asleep, poring over ancient books at midnight on a dreary winter night. He hears a tapping sound, and finds a raven at the window, which flies into his room and perches on a bust of Athena. The narrator asks the bird a series of questions, to which the bird replies only "nevermore". Eventually, the narrator falls into despair and ends with his final admission that his soul is trapped beneath the raven's shadow and shall be lifted "nevermore". Originally published in 1845, the poem was widely popular but did not bring Poe much financial success. It has influenced many modern works and is referenced throughout popular culture. This lithographic illustration by Édouard Manet is the last in a set of four plates that depict different stages in "The Raven". Describing this plate, the art historian James H. Rubin wrote: "In the fourth plate, shadow has itself taken on life, becoming the most prominent form. At its bottom it resembles that cast by the bird perched upon the bust, but then in much freer strokes it becomes a dense vapour rising and trailing into oblivion."

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December: story · music · places

Thank you today for that beauty! - Sorry, I'm a bit late, travelling. My story today is about Michael Robinson, - it's an honour to have known him. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:48, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for what you do and stand for! I wish you a good festive season and a peaceful New Year! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:39, 20 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Today, I have a special story to tell, of the works of a musician born 300 years ago. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:24, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Christmas and New Year, Gerda! Sorry, I've been a little caught up with dad's estate stuff. Robinson sounds amazing, and I shall listen to ome Carl Friedrich Abel. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.7% of all FPs. 12:15, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue 212, December 2023 edit

 
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Dunsany edit

Was there any need to duplicate the same already existing image?--88.14.228.193 (talk) 11:37, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

POTD April 8 edit

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Same location pictured as 2019. - I dream of seeing Abel's (first) image on the Main page, and doubt that it will be with the upcoming DYK. Is there any chance for a featured picture? The question may be silly, because I know nothing about that area, - felt driven away when an image was rejected per the photographer. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:35, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The 2023 picture is from the Abel Fest in Köthen, celebrating the tercentenary of Carl Friedrich Abel, a viol virtuoso, composer and concert organiser in London (together with Bach's youngest son), born on 22 December 1723 in Köthen, where the new catalogue of his works was introduced, - my story today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:24, 5 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On the Main page: the person who made the pictured festival possible --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:32, 16 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 
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Yesterday was a friend's birthday, with related music. - I'm on vacation - see places. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:09, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 
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USS Johnston was a Fletcher-class destroyer built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was named after Lieutenant John V. Johnston, a navy officer during the American Civil War. The ship was laid down in May 1942 and was launched in March 1943, entering active duty later that year as part of the US Pacific Fleet. Johnston provided naval gunfire support for American ground forces during the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign in 1944 and again, after three months of patrol and escort duty in the Solomon Islands, during the recapture of Guam in July. Thereafter, Johnston was tasked with escorting escort carriers during the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign and the liberation of the Philippines. On 25 October 1944, Johnston and various other ships were engaged by a large Imperial Japanese Navy flotilla, in what became known as the Battle off Samar. After engaging several Japanese capital ships and a destroyer squadron, Johnston was sunk with 187 dead. Johnston's wreck was discovered in 2019, and at a depth of more than 20,000 feet (6,100 m) below the surface, is one of the deepest shipwrecks ever surveyed. This photograph shows Johnston in Seattle in October 1943.

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The Battle of Shiloh, or Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the American Civil War fought on April 6–7, 1862. The fighting took place in southwestern Tennessee, which was part of the war's Western Theater. Two Union armies combined to defeat the Confederate Army of Mississippi. Major General Ulysses S. Grant was the Union commander, while General Albert Sidney Johnston was the Confederate commander until his battlefield death, when he was replaced by his second-in-command, General P. G. T. Beauregard. Though victorious, the Union army had more casualties than the Confederates, and decisions made on the battlefield by the leadership on both sides were questioned. With almost 24,000 injuries and fatalities, it was one of the bloodiest battles in the entire war. This chromolithograph of the Battle of Shiloh was produced by American illustrator Thure de Thulstrup in 1888.

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Hi, I don't know if this portrait of Gordon Chesney Wilson is something that would interest you, but I thought it was particularly lovely. Pickersgill-Cunliffe (talk) 18:04, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Pickersgill-Cunliffe: It's amazing, but it's also very locked down - can't download bigger than a large thumbnail. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.7% of all FPs. 08:43, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See File:Gordon Chesney Wilson as a Captain in the Blues, 1680.jpg. Probably the best I can do. Pickersgill-Cunliffe (talk) 14:28, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Still not the best quality, but improved. At least it exists now! Pickersgill-Cunliffe (talk) 21:30, 11 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was a battle of the American Civil War fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate general Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union general George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. Part of the Maryland campaign, it was the first field army–level engagement in the eastern theater of the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It remains the bloodiest day in American history, with a combined tally of 22,727 dead, wounded, or missing. Although the Union Army suffered heavier casualties than the Confederates, the battle was a major turning point in the Union's favor. This 1862 illustration by Edwin Forbes shows the charge across Burnside's Bridge, which took place during the Battle of Antietam.

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Billy Bowlegs (c. 1810 – 1859), real name Holata Micco (Alligator Chief), was an important leader of the Seminoles in Florida during the Second Seminole War and was the remaining Seminoles' most prominent chief during the Third Seminole War, in which he led the Seminoles' last major resistance against the United States government. With the possibilities of military victory dwindling, he finally agreed to relocate with his people to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) in 1858. As part of the settlement he was paid $6,500, plus $1,000 each for the subchiefs and $100 each for the women and children who went with him. This lithograph of Bowlegs was produced by an unknown engraver around 1865 to 1870, based on an original work by Julian Vannerson.

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George Roper edit

Do you have access to historical British newspapers online? Mjroots (talk) 11:54, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, though I do have access to the Australian ones that covered it pretty comprehensively. Is there material in British newspapers of use? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.7% of all FPs. 13:32, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Quite likely, as she was built in the UK. Is this of any use? Mjroots (talk) 18:50, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This webpage has some details about her. Mjroots (talk) 12:44, 13 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Kenje Ogata (1919–2012) was a Japanese American who served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Born in Gary, Indiana, he grew up in Sterling, Illinois, and went on to earn his pilot's license through the Civilian Pilot Training Program. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Ogata applied to join the armed forces. Due to his Japanese heritage he was discouraged from joining, but he insisted, telling the recruitment office "I am here to serve". In 1943, Ogata was assigned to the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy, training as a ball turret gunner. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant, completed thirty-five missions, and survived two crashes. For his service and injuries sustained in combat, he received the Air Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters and the Purple Heart. This portrait of Ogata in uniform was taken in 1943.

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The Rock Springs massacre occurred on September 2, 1885, in the present-day United States city of Rock Springs in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The riot, and resulting massacre of immigrant Chinese miners by white immigrant miners, was the result of racial prejudice toward the Chinese miners, who were perceived to be taking jobs from the white miners. The Union Pacific Coal Department found it economically beneficial to give preference in hiring to Chinese miners, who were willing to work for lower wages than their white counterparts, angering the white miners. When the rioting ended, at least 28 Chinese miners were dead and 15 were injured. Rioters burned 78 Chinese homes, resulting in approximately $150,000 in property damage (equal to $4.89 million in 2020 terms).[1] The massacre in Rock Springs touched off a wave of anti-Chinese violence, especially in the Puget Sound area of Washington Territory.

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Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American civil rights activist. She was the first African American child to attend formerly whites-only William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on November 14, 1960.

Bridges attended a segregated kindergarten in 1959. In early 1960, Bridges was one of six black children in New Orleans to pass the test that determined whether they could go to the all-white William Frantz Elementary School. Two of the six decided to stay at their old school, Bridges went to Frantz by herself, and three children (Gail Etienne, Leona Tate and Tessie Prevost) were transferred to the all-white McDonogh No. 19 Elementary School. All four 6-year-old girls were escorted to school by federal marshals during the first day they attended the two schools. In the following days of that year, federal marshals continued to escort them.

That first day, Bridges and her mother spent the entire day in the principal's office; the chaos of the school prevented their moving to the classroom until the second day. On the second day, however, a white student broke the boycott and entered the school when a 34-year-old Methodist minister, Lloyd Anderson Foreman, walked his five-year-old daughter Pam through the angry mob, saying, "I simply want the privilege of taking my child to school…" A few days later, other white parents began bringing their children, and the protests began to subside. Yet Bridges remained the only child in her class, as she would until the following year. Every morning, as Bridges walked to school, one woman would threaten to poison her, while another held up a black baby doll in a coffin. This led the U.S. Marshals dispatched to oversee her safety to only allow Bridges to eat the food that she brought from home, and she was not allowed to participate in recess.

As of 2004, Bridges, now Ruby Bridges Hall, still lived in New Orleans with her husband, Malcolm Hall, and their four sons. After graduating from a desegregated high school, she worked as a travel agent for 15 years and later became a full-time parent. She is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation, which she formed in 1999 to promote "the values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences". Describing the mission of the group, she says, "racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it."

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The Council of Clermont was a mixed synod of ecclesiastics and laymen of the Catholic Church, called by Pope Urban II and held from 17 to 27 November 1095 at Clermont, Auvergne, at the time part of the Duchy of Aquitaine.

While the council is known today primarily for the speech Pope Urban gave on the final day, it was primarily a synod focused on implementing the Cluniac reforms, enacting decrees and settling local and regional issues. This also included the extension of the excommunication of Philip I of France for his adulterous remarriage to Bertrade of Montfort and a declaration of renewal of the Truce of God, an attempt on the part of the church to reduce feuding among Frankish nobles.

Pope Urban's speech on 27 November included the call to arms that would result in the First Crusade, and eventually the capture of Jerusalem and the establishment of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

The image comes from the Passages d'outremer, a chronicle of the Crusades published and illustrated three centuries after this event, and isn't particularly historically accurate, but also considered a masterpiece of mediaeval illustration, and a document showing the 15th-century interpretation of the crusading movement.

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The Dale Creek Crossing was a 650-foot (200 m) bridge in the southeastern Wyoming Territory, United States, completed in 1868. It was constructed by the Union Pacific Railroad as part of the first transcontinental railroad. With a maximum height of 150 feet (46 m) and with a necessity of cutting through solid rock on both sides, it was one of the most difficult parts of the line to build. The original bridge was built of wood, and its trestles began swaying in the wind from the opening day. The original bridge was replaced on the 1868 piers in 1876 by an iron bridge, manufactured by the American Bridge Company, and this was dismantled entirely in 1901 when the Union Pacific completed construction of a new alignment over Sherman Hill as part of a reconstruction project which shortened the Overland Route. This photograph of the Dale Creek Crossing was taken during construction in 1868 by the project's official photographer, Andrew J. Russell.

Photograph credit: Andrew J. Russell; restored by Adam Cuerden

DYK for George Roper (ship) edit

On 6 February 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article George Roper (ship), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that on its maiden voyage from Liverpool to Australia, the George Roper ran aground (pictured) and was wrecked? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/George Roper (ship). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, George Roper (ship)), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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story · music · places

Congratulations to this interesting fact, and almost more praise to the appearance of the first Isolde in Sveden, whom I made my story today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:23, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, MLS looks really impressive. Excellent work!--Ipigott (talk) 15:07, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you two very much! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 16:39, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Today I am happy about a singer on the Main page (at least for the first hours), after TFA the same day last year. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:18, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks to Seiji Ozawa. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:31, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
... and today a woman and her views --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:52, 13 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The image, taken on a cemetery last year after the funeral of a distant but dear family member, commemorates today, with thanks for their achievements, four subjects mentioned on the Main page and Vami_IV, a friend here. Listen to music by Tchaikovsky (an article where one of the four is pictured), sung by today's subject (whose performance on stage I enjoyed two days ago). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:35, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Bugle: Issue 214, February 2024 edit

 
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Small request edit

Hi Adam, I hope you're doing well. If you have a moment, could you crop File:Lungi da me, pensieri.png? Every time I crop it, the white background still appears. I'm not sure why—presumably PNG related? Best – Aza24 (talk) 04:43, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Aza24: I think it'll be easier just to upload the original. Will do. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 16:53, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fair enough, thank you! Aza24 (talk) 17:23, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Doris edit

 
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Cover to Doris Waltz by P. Bucalossi after Alfred Cellier - Art by Nicholas Hanhart.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 15:09, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congrats edit

On today's TFA pic of Ernest Shackleton. – Sca (talk) 14:22, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sca: Thank ye! Had to put up a couple notices to make sure it wasn't also POTD, because that'd be bad. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 16:52, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good historic pics w/EV get snapped up quickly, it seems. -- Sca (talk) 19:38, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Dimitri edit

 
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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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Edward Curtis edit

Adam, my son gave me a book about the photography of Edward Curtis, and I thought of you instantly. Suggest you take a look at his article, and his pix on Commons. – Sca (talk) 22:08, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sca: Check WP:FPC Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 20:04, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the nom. And I learned a new word: chiaroscuro. -- Sca (talk) 20:24, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Liary of Congress and Smithsonian have some great works by him; will add a few of those as well. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 20:35, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great. (And is "Liary" a joke?) -- Sca (talk) 20:45, 21 February 2024 (UTC) ;-)Reply[reply]
No, just typing on a phone keyboard, alas. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 22:49, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ha.
The Curtis book is Short Night of the Shadow Catcher, by Timothy Egan (2023, First Mariner Books / HarperCollins). -- Sca (talk) 15:22, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Red March 2024 edit

 
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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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Captain, R.N. edit

Hi, Adam. I just stumbled across your restored portrait of John Tarleton. Just so you know, the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy only had three stripes between 11 April 1856 and 26 March 1863. Given your good faith attempt to explain the discrepancy at Commons, you may want to amend the caption to suit your own style. Regards, —Simon Harley (Talk). 20:43, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Simon Harley: Ah, so the uniform rank is, in fact Captain? Ach, I do wish these things were consistent: That was the result of a long discussion trying to understand it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.8% of all FPs. 12:47, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, since the photo is clearly dated 1860 I have no hesitation in saying he was a Captain then. I can see your problem: I've just been going through various Wikipedia articles looking for the history of rank insignia and there's not much at all, and clearly I need to get filling in some detail over at The Dreadnought Project from the primary sources to fill in the gaps there. —Simon Harley (Talk). 14:04, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Was this one of those I discussed? I had no idea! Was completely unaware that the system as we now know it is not as originally set out. Pickersgill-Cunliffe (talk) 14:12, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
When Tarleton was promoted Captain on 27 September 1852 there was no distinction lace for the rank, then three stripes in 1856 and four in 1863, so a fair amount of change in ten years. No change in four stripes for 160 years now! —Simon Harley (Talk). 14:21, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]