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  • Black and white photograph of historian and man of letters Henry Adams.

    Henry Adams

    (1838 - 1918)

  • Black and white photograph of social reformer and pacifist Jane Addams.

    Jane Addams

    (1860 - 1935)

  • Sculpture bust of legendary Greek fabulist Aesop.

    Aesop

    (c. 620 BC - c. 564 BC)

  • English-born American poet W. H. Auden.

    W.H. Auden

    (1907 - 1973)

  • Photograph of American writer James Baldwin.

    James Baldwin

    (1924 - 1987)

  • Black and white photograph of Maria Bashkirtseva

    Maria Bashkirtseva

    (1858 - 1884)

  • Color photograph of writer and activist Ishmael Beah.

    Ishmael Beah

  • Black and white photograph of French writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir.

    Simone de Beauvoir

    (1908 - 1986)

  • Color photograph of Osama bin Laden, founder of militant Islamist group al-Qaeda.

    Osama bin Laden

    (1957 - 2011)

  • Black and white photograph of American poet Elizabeth Bishop.

    Elizabeth Bishop

    (1911 - 1979)

  • Black and white image of English scholar, writer, and clergyman Robert Burton.

    Robert Burton

    (1577 - 1640)

  • Color portrait of the Italian writer and libertine Giacomo Casanova.

    Giacomo Casanova

    (1725 - 1798)

  • Image from Codex Manesse depicting a tournament of knights.

    Chrétien de Troyes

    (c. 1165 - c. 1180)

  • Black and white photograph of English man of letters Cyril Connolly.

    Cyril Connolly

    (1903 - 1974)

  • Black and white photograph of Polish-born English writer Joseph Conrad.

    Joseph Conrad

    (1857 - 1924)

  • Color photograph of American journalist and author Dave Cullen.

    Dave Cullen

  • Color photograph of American writer Annie Dillard.

    Annie Dillard

  • Black and white photograph of Danish author Tove Ditlevsen.

    Tove Ditlevsen

    (1917 - 1976)

  • Portrait of American Puritan theologian Jonathan Edwards.

    Jonathan Edwards

    (1703 - 1758)

  • Black and white photograph of American writer and exponent of Transcendentalism Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    (1803 - 1882)

  • Painting of humanist and scholar Desiderius Erasmus.

    Desiderius Erasmus

    (1466 - 1536)

  • Black and white photograph of Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud with cigar.

    Sigmund Freud

    (1856 - 1949)

  • Black and white photograph of African-American poet Nikki Giovanni.

    Nikki Giovanni

  • Black and white photograph of psychologist G. Stanley Hall.

    G. Stanley Hall

    (1844 - 1924)