Photo Credits

We want to express our sincere thanks to the following for generously providing permissions to use copies of their images on these pages:

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Ann Landers: Photo by Fred Palumbo, World Telegram staff photographer, 1961.

Dave Barry: This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Ruhrfisch at the wikipedia project. This applies worldwide.

Lawrence “Yogi” Berra: This work was contributed to Wikimedia Commons by its author; photograph taken by Magnus Manske.

George Carlin: This image was originally posted to Flickr by Point-Shoot-Edit at It was reviewed on 18:22, 11 May 2008 (UTC) by the FlickreviewR robot and confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-sa-2.0.

Dick Cavett: Photo courtesy of the New York Times Opinion blog.

Winston Churchill: Taken by a government photographer of the United Kingdom, 2 August 1944.

Enrico Fermi: Archival Research Catalog of the National Archives and Records Administration under the ARC Identifier 558578. Actual date unknown. Taken between 1943-1949.

Tom Lehrer: 1960, by Associated Students, University of California, Los Angeles [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Sinclair Lewis: Courtesy Library of Congress. Photo taken in 1914.

Abraham Lincoln: Taken by T.P. Pearson in Macomb, IL on August 26, 1858. This photo was taken five days after the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate and a day before the second Debate. Upon seeing this picture, one of Lincoln’s Springfield acquaintances remarked, “That’s the best likeness of Mr. Lincoln that I ever saw!”; scanned by Bob Burkhardt

Steve Martin: Taken by Towpilot, this is a photo of Steve Martin in Sweden, promoting Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, in 1982.

Will Rogers: Courtesy Library of Congress, ROGERS, WILL. Photograph. Copyright by Underwood and Underwood. (No date found on item). Location: Biographical File. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-20553.

George Bernard Shaw: Photo courtesy Nobel Committee. Photo taken in 1925, when Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Mark Twain: Photo portrait taken by Mathew Brady in his own photographic studio at Broadway and Fulton streets in New York City, 1871. Courtesy Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons.

Orson Welles: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-119765. Photo March 1, 1937 by Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964).

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