Tag Archives: Jacob M. Appel

The derailment of Franklin Pierce

Jacob Appel  New York, New York, United States   Pres. Franklin Pierce. neg. from original ink by Brady. [between 1855 and 1865]. Part of Brady-Handy photograph collection. From the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Few subjects have attracted as much attention from medical historians, both well-founded and speculative, as the health of United States presidents. […]

Tending Babe Ruth’s grave

Jacob Appel New York City, New York, United States   Babe Ruth’s grave in Gate of Heaven Cemetery   We’ve got our share of notables and has-beens, Mobsters and vaudeville stars and even Bess Houdini, Harry’s widow, tucked under polished Barre granite, But the Babe’s our star attraction. Old-time fans And kids stuffed into vintage […]

Death notices

Jacob Appel New York City, New York, United States   The Suicide by Édouard Manet 1877–1881 Browsing the obituaries over Sunday brunch — one never knows what nugget one may find, a former grade school teacher or some biddy from one’s mother’s mahjongg klatch — I stumble upon the wedded name of the girl I’d hoped to marry […]