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Washington Monument at night.
Past NAJVS president Art Edwards & Abe.
The Mall at night.
Vietnam War Memorial at night.
The Atlantic side of the new WWII memorial.
The Pacific side.
Washington Monument again.
...WW II memorial...
Another view of the Washington Monument.
The White House by day.
The original Declaration...
The original Constitution...
...of the United States.
...Bill of Rights.
...of the unique...
...National Sculpture Garden.
The Hope Diamond, big enough for an ostrich to swallow!
A unique image on the wall of the National Museum of Natural History.
That museum had...
...some displays devoted to...
...the GIANT SQUID!
No Giant Squid display would be complete without...
...one reference to Jules Verne!
A woman working at this museum delighted in putting live big bugs in people’s hands.
A recreation of a wall from an ancient Roman seaside village.
Our first dinner together, Jean-Michel celebrates while Dana & Ben look on.
Terry Harpold and A.J. (Jean-Michel’s wife).
A.J. and Jean-Michel.
Walter and Mary arrive.
Brian Taves and Mark Eckell, organizers extraordinaire!
Arthur Edwards and Dana, two of our charter members!
Jean-Louis Trudel and Dana.
Roger Leyonmark and Andrew arrive in time for our Alliance Française event.
Jean-Michel’s opening slide.
One of our hosts at the Alliance Française.
...followed by Jean-Michel,...
...and Walter presenting their various topics.
Part of our audience at the Alliance, a mixture of some of us and some of them.
...take some questions from...
Jules gets a picture and a mention at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
As does his old friend...
The Breitling Orbiter III, which as I recall carried a Verne book with it as it went around the world.
The Library of Congress portion of our event begins with...
...Brian Taves introducing what’s in store for the next three days.
A mixture of NAJVS members and Library employees.
John Cole of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.
A rarely seen episode of
The Shirley Temple Show
called ‘The Terrible Clockman,’ which was very loosely based on Verne’s
. These days it is available on DVD.
At the Library’s Jefferson building we were able to see...
...some of the Verne books the library has in its Rare Book division.
A picture of Willis Hurd, president of the American Jules Verne Society of the 1940’s.
...of some of...
...the rare finds...
...in the collection. Many were from the Willis Hurd collection that was donated upon his death.
A formal reception was held in the Library’s Montpelier room. Here Art Edwards, Roger and Art Evans chat.
French play translator Frank Morlock.
Terry Harpold talks with Teri Hernández.
The Capitol Dome can be seen from the Library’s...
Brian kicks off this event,
John Cole of the Center For the Book.
...the first time he...
...heard about Walter’s "Annotated 20,000 Leagues..."
He presents Walter...
...with a plaque denoting his pioneering achievements.
Walter makes some remarks...
...while we all listen.
Brian Taves offers his thoughts on Walter’s work and its inspiration for getting him into Verne scholarship.
Jean-Michel, Brian, Walter and John Cole.
Walter and Mary at our Chinese dinner.
Teri Hernández and Art Evans of DePauw University.
Roger and Brian.
Jean-Michel and A.J.
Myself and Terry Harpold.
Norm Wolcott, Art Edwards and Dana Eales.
Ben Eales, Jean-Louis Trudel and Andrew Nash.
Andrew, Brian Kutzera and Mark Eckell.
Jean-Michel makes some presentations in thanks...
...for putting this program together. Brian and I each received and early French edition of a ‘Voyages Extraordinaires.’
We then discuss some business regarding next year’s meeting...
...and our quest to get 501(c)3 status.
The next morning our full day of programming begins.
Clark Evans of the Rare Books division...
...discusses their holdings.
Carol Armbruster of the LC discusses their holding of Jules Verne in their
Art Evans discusses "Vernian Frenglish."
Frank Morlock talks about Verne’s plays.
...shows us some of his childhood Verne related sketches.
Art Evans talks about Henry Sharton and a 2005 special issue dedicated to Verne of
Science Fiction Studies
He then talks about upcoming projects for the
Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction
We have lunch...
...in one of the LC’s dining rooms.
Charles Grimm talks about J.E. Williamson, a pioneer of undersea photography that was featured in the 1916 silent version of ‘20,000 Leagues...’
Catherine Marzin talks about the mystery of Brutus de Villeroi, the...
...inventor of the first U.S. Navy submarine called the
Terry Harpold talks about
in ‘Le Testament d’un excentrique’.
Teri Hernández tells us what she’s learned about Verne via translating
Bourses de voyage
Jean-Michel makes a special presentation to...
...Ed Palik, our chief benefactor driving the translation efforts of the society.
Michael Dirda, a literary reporter from the Washington Post, tells his own story about a Lidenbrock / Hardwigge translation error.
Then our translators get together and make...
...some of their own observations.
Old member Roger Torstenson joined us for the afternoon.
Off to dinner, where Art Edwards wife Amy and daughter Harper have joined us. Also pictured, Roger and Roger.
Art, Michael Dirda, Terry, Brian, Jean-Michel and A.J.
Jean-Louis, Norm and Norm’s daughter.
Amy and Harper, followed by Arthur as we set out to see more of DC at night.
A huge lump of iron ore that was extracted...
...from a mine near where my father was born.
The White House at night.
Brian opens the program for our final day.
Jean-Michel talks about...
...the forthcoming translation of
The Kip Brothers
Norm Wolcott talks about Lewis Mercier, one of Verne’s early English translators’s who butchered his work, or did he?
Walter talks about his and Rick Walter’s work on a new translation of
The Meteor Hunt
coming in 2005. This will be based on Verne’s original manuscript, not the one published by his son Michel.
Colleen Cahill helped throughout the meeting with the technical details.
Our final speaker Jean-Louis Trudel on the influence of Verne on French-Canadian Science Fiction.
During our business meeting one of our more recent members was able to join us, Henry Franke III.
Two views of the...
A sculpture outside of the National Gallery of Art, somewhat reminiscent of the Louvre.
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