#912. Traveltalks: Looking at London, August, 2016. A colorful travelogue of London's most historic buildings and the residual damage still left from WWII is presented. London is rebuilding after World War II. Featured are views of Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and the destruction caused by the bombing of areas surrounding St. Paul's Cathedral.
Maud Katharine Alicia Cecil for her marriage to Richard Greville Acton Steel on 17 November 1927 at the church of St. Margaret's Westminster in London. Note the orange blossom wreather! Her wedding dress is also featured on this board. From the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Grace Bumbry, an opera singer from St. Louis, is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation. She debuted in London in 1959, and with the Paris Opera the following year. In 1961, she was featured in Bayreuth, Germany’s Wagner Festival. The first African American to sing there, Bumbry was an international sensation and won the Wagner Medal. She is credited for paving the way for future African American opera and classical singers. Missouri History Museum