Visiting Hemingway

The writer makes himself known in a small room full of photos, manuscripts, and trunks.

Ernest Hemingway and Carlos Gutierrez aboard Hemingway’s boat Pilar , 1934. Hemingway fished the Gulf Stream from his home ports in Key West and Havana. During the early years of World War II, he equipped the boat to hunt German submarines. Hemingway christened The Pilar with his nickname for his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. (Public domain. Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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The Hemingway Room

Photograph of Ernest Hemingway as a baby, 1899. (Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.)
“Up in Michigan”: Ernest Hemingway Fishing at Walloon Lake, 1916. (Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.)
Ernest Hemingway, American Red Cross volunteer, recuperates from wounds at American Red Cross Hospital, Milan, Italy, September 1918. (Public domain. Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston (JFK-EHEMC).)
The wedding photo of Ernest and his first wife, Hadley, September 3, 1921. Novelist Sherwood Anderson, author of Winesburg, Ohio, attended the wedding and urged the newlyweds on to Paris and provided them with letters of introduction to Ford Maddox Ford, Gertrude Stein, and Ezra Pound — prime movers of the expatriate literary movement in Paris. ( JFK-EHEMC)
Photograph of Ernest Hemingway with his son John Hadley Nicanor (Bumby), 1927. (Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.)
A 1928 portrait by Man Ray of Hemingway in a hat over a bandaged head, taken in Paris not long after a skylight had crashed down on Ernest’s head. (Public domain.)
Ernest Hemingway with bull, near Pamplona, Spain, 1927. (Public domain. Wikimedia Commons.)
Photograph of Ernest Hemingway in Havana Harbor after catching a marlin.Included in the picture are Carlos Gutiericz, Ernest Hemingway, and SidneyFranklin, 1934. (Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.)
Henry “Mike” Strater and Ernest Hemingway with “apple-cored” marlin. Bimini, Cat Cay, 1935. The decimated fish is likely the inspiration for The Old Man and the Sea. (Public domain. Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)
Hemingway posing for a dust jacket photo by Lloyd Arnold for the first edition of “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, at the Sun Valley Lodge, Idaho, late 1939. (Public domain. Source: WikiMedia Commons.)
Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway with unidentified Chinese military officers, Chungking (Chongqing), China, 1941. (Public domain. Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)
Ernest and Mary Hemingway on safari in Kenya, Africa, 1953–1954. (Public domain. Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)
Ernest Hemingway at Finca Vigia, his home in Cuba, circa 1953, standing in front of a 1929 portrait of himself by Waldo Peirce. (Public domain. Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)

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