Here are a few items uncovered
while digging through some old boxes . . . .
Below is a typical page from the WNIB Program Guide . . . . .
For the first few years, copies of famous pieces of artwork graced
the covers of the Guide.
Later, the owners of the station comissioned Richard Kimmel and Robert
Kameczura to do
original pieces. Kimmel mostly would do caricatures appropriate
to that month's programming.
Kamaczura would usually allow flights of fancy to guide his hand.
I always found it to be a
particularly wonderful coincidence that both artists shared the same
initials -- R.K.
Examples of the original works are shown below . . . . . . . . .
Having been born on February 29th, 1792, Rossini (above) would
only get a "real birthday" every four years.
He lived until November 13, 1868, thus being 76 years old, but having
only had 18 actual birthdays.
(Remember, the year 1800 was NOT a leap year!)