News of the Day… circa 1912

What a pleasure to discover that one of my long, long distant cousins in Switzerland loved art. ┬áHis painting above took the title “News of the Day” and left his easel in 1912. Hans Bachmann was born 30 April 1852 in Winikon, Canton Luzern, to an outspoken progressive politician, Judge Johannes Bachmann, and his wife …

Swiss Picture Reporting in August 1571

by J. Ross Baughman an excerpt from Legends Overlooked, his forthcoming book on folktales and Swiss history Storytellers in Medieval Switzerland first crafted a new style that matched colorful pictures with vivid news reports. They carefully saved the comings and goings of shooting stars, floods, war and royalty. These Swiss Chronicles also faced a difficult …