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Manchester band The 1975's debut album features a lovely shot of their logo in neon lights against a black background. The cover image was conceived by The 1975 and Universal's Jamie Oborne and Lisa Ward. The neon graphics were designed by Samüel Johnson, built by A1 and photographed by David Drake. The lighting featured in the shot was on display at Universal's London HQ


Samuel Ringgold Ward (1817-1864), was one of the most prominent of the anti-slavery speakers in the nation by the 1850s. Born into slavery in Maryland, he escaped with his mother to New Jersey. Ward worked variously as a school teacher, newspaper editor and minister. after passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 he moved to Canada. In 1855 he wrote The Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro. (image © University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.)


Samuel "Ward" McAllister fell out of favor with Mrs. Caroline Astor when he wrote his tell-all-book "Society as I Have Found It." She shortly replaced him as society's court jester & major domo with Harry Lehr. McAllister died eating alone at New York's Union Club.

from Rainy Day Mum

Leaf and Autumn Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Discover these classic leaf and autumn books for toddlers and preschoolers to read together this season featuring some favourite fall animals and events.


Samuel Ringgold Ward (October 17, 1817 – c. 1866) was an African American who escaped enslavement to become an abolitionist, newspaper editor and Congregational minister. He was author of the influential book: Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: his anti-slavery labours in the United States, Canada and England, written after his speeches throughout Britain in 1853. It enabled him to raise funds for the Anti-slavery Society of Canada where many escaped slaves from the USA....

from Fashion Gone Rogue

Morning Beauty

Lily Donaldson, Gemma Ward & Caroline Trentini photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Edward Enninful Originally published in Vogue US (December as Glamorama Enjoyed this update?Stay up to date, and subscribe to our mailing list! Related


A fabulously stylish, centrally located, one bedroom first floor apartment. A high ceilinged sumptuous interior designed space built in 1798 for Samuel Ward, Salt Merchant of Bath. It's the perfect base for a romantic weekend getaway.

from The Times

The writer who painted London’s underbelly

Houseless and Hungry (1869) by Sir Samuel Luke Fildes. He used the same subject and composition in his celebrated painting Applicants for Admission to a Casual Ward (1874),


Battle Hymn of the Republic author, Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was born in New York City to Samuel Ward, Jr., a stockbroker, and Julia Rush, a poet who died of tuberculosis when Julia was five. Howe was educated at schools for young ladies and tutored at home until the age of 16. Her father died in 1839, and five years later Julia married Samuel Gridley Howe, head of the Perkins Institute for the Blind. The couple had six children, the last of whom was born in 1859.