Saturday, April 9, 2016

Ernest Hemingway Between Two Wars: Hemingway’s Son Tours New Exhibit At JFK Library In Boston

Laura Crimaldi at the Boston Globe offers a piece on Ernest Hemingway's son Patrick's visit to the Hemingway exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.

Ernest Hemingway was smitten.

Nineteen years old and convalescing in Italy after being struck by a mortar shell during World War I, he fell in love with his nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky.
She did not love him back.
But for a photograph taken in Milan in 1918, Hemingway and von Kurowsky locked eyes and smiled. Both were dressed in their uniforms and stood with their hands behind their backs.
For the first time Saturday, Hemingway’s sole surviving son, Patrick, saw the photograph during a private tour of a new exhibition about his father at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. 
Oh that’s a nice picture,” the 87-year-old Hemingway exclaimed. “Where did they find that?”
The answer filled the gallery with laughter. 
Well, right here at the Kennedy Library,” said Stacey Bredhoff, the museum’s curator. 
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And you can visit the JFK Library's Hemingway exhibit page via the below link:

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