Autumn's rainy days have always driven children indoors to seek amusement—and this 18th century boy building his house of cards could find many a modern-day counterpart on a wet afternoon. French painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, fascinated by the child's concentration, captured the moment and combined still life with a genre scene, subjects he excelled in.
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Oct. 27, 1958
- By Roy Terrell
A young Chicagoan had one of those days that every American boy dreams about. He was the star of the big game, heard a great crowd shouting his name, basked in the adulation of friends, had a date with a pretty girl. In a week of big upsets—Purdue over Michigan State, Tulane over Navy, Iowa over Wisconsin, Rice over SMU, Washington State over Oregon and Georgia Tech's tie with Auburn—Dick Thornton of Northwestern played a major role in the biggest of all.
'They kept me young'