Early 20th Century

Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham was born on April 12, 1883 in Portland, Oregon and died on June 24, 1976 in San Francisco, California. A photographer at the center of the 19...

Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan, born on May 26, 1877 in San Francisco, California, was a founder of modern dance. Her style emphasizes natural movement and flow. Her main sour...

Delilah Beasley

Delilah Leontium Beasley, born on September 9, 1867 in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a scholar, a pioneer, and a powerhouse.  She was a devout Roman Catholic with...

Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan, born on January 20, 1872 in San Francisco, is one of the most well-known architects. With international experience, Morgan worked for over 40 yea...

Yonejiro Noguchi

Yonejiro (Yone) Noguchi (野口 米次郎) was a journalist as well as a writer who wrote both poems and prose, including novels and books. What made him especially uniq...

Jack London

John Griffith Chaney was born on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, and later changed his name to Jack London. He was an American novelist, journalist, and soc...

Ina Coolbrith

Ina Donna Coolbrith was born on March 10, 1841 in Nauvoo, Illinois. Ina was a writer, poet, teacher, editor, and librarian in the SF Bay Area in the 19th and t...

Netta Eames

Netta Eames was born Ninetta Wiley in Delhi, Wisconsin fourteen miles outside of Oshkosh on September 26, 1852 and she passed away on March 6, 1944 at the age ...

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein was born February 3, 1874 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania and was a writer, poet, art collector, and advocate for the arts. She is known for her lite...

Harold Padeo

Harold Padeo (a.k.a. Harold Padio, Harold Patio, and Albert Paddio) was a jazz pioneer and valve trombonist during the Ragtime era. Jelly Roll Morton was recor...
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