Ernest Hemingway in Havana Harbor after catching a marlin. Included in the picture are Carlos Gutiericz, Ernest Hemingway, and Sidney Franklin. Others are unidentified. July, 1934
From the Ernest Hemingway Collection of the John F. Kennedy Library
Author Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitizer Prize for Fiction 60 years ago on May 4, 1953.
Hemingway in Italy, 1918
On August 22, 1864, The International Red Cross was founded as part of the Geneva Convention. We found this photo of Ernest Hemingway in an American Red Cross Ambulance during World War I in Italy. Circa 1918.
The American Red Cross was established in 1881.
This puzzling sketch from the Ernest Hemingway collection (from our colleagues at the John F. Kennedy Library) seems a fitting post for today, the anniversary of the enigmatic author’s death (July 2, 1961):
Hemingway fans – can you help our archivists solve this puzzle? The documents pictured are from the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. We think it depicts a scene that took place shortly after Hemingway’s time as an American Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy in June and July of 1918. Any help is appreciated!
A copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses, with Ernest Hemingway’s signature. From the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library.
An archival note states the pages of the book are not cut - implying Hemingway might never have read this copy.
But before we get too judgmental, have you ever read Ulysses?
July 21 - Ernest Hemingway 1923 Passport Photograph
Born Ernest Miller Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois, on July 21, 1899, Ernest Hemingway is regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential writers. Hemingway used this 1923 passport for his return to Europe, where he initially worked as a correspondent for the Toronto Star.
This photo is from the Hemingway collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, which contains 90 percent of existing Hemingway manuscripts as well as family scrapbooks, 10,000 photographs, and several thousand letters, making it the world’s principal center for research on Hemingway’s life and work.