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AEI_970814_01.JPG: McCormick Apt Bldg
When this apartment building was completed in 1917, it was a popular place for the wealthy since the entire place was divided into just six apartments (each averaging six bedrooms and six fireplaces). Tenants included Perle Mesta (the Ambassador to Luxembourg who inspired the Broadway musical "Call Me Madam"), Robert Woods Bliss (who owned Georgetown's Dumbarton Oaks estate), Andrew Mellon (the millionaire industrialist who leased the top floor from 1921 to 1937).
In the early 1930's, Mellon bought millions of dollars worth of art when the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad began selling off its collection. An art dealer Baron Joseph Duveen of Millbank rented the apartment below Mellon's and filled it with his own collection of art. Mellon ended paying $21 million for the 18 sculptures and 24 paintings. Mellon ended up donating all of this to the nation and this formed the foundation of the National Gallery of Art.
During World War II, the building was turned over to the British who used it as the Washington headquarters for the British Purchasing Commission and the British Commonwealth Scientific Office. Afterward, the American Council of Education took over the building until the Brookings Institute (located next door) bought it. They rented it out until 1977 when it was turned over to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Wikipedia Description: American Enterprise Institute
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The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, known simply as the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), is a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. which researches government, politics, economics and social welfare. AEI is an independent nonprofit organization supported primarily by grants and contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals.
Founded in 1938, AEI's stated mission is "to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism—limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate". AEI is closely associated with conservatism and neoconservatism, although it is officially non-partisan.
Arthur C. Brooks has served as president of AEI since January 2009.
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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