Great photograph of John Kraljevich in this week's E-Sylum.
Actually, that was a portrait of Vattemare, found on the Boston Public Library web site:
Advocate of the establishment of a public library in Boston. Born in Paris near the close of the eighteenth century. In early life, a student of surgery with some army practice in that profession. Of wide European reputation as a ventriloquist and minor theatrical performer. After 1827 devoted his time and private fortune to the promotion of a system of international exchange of books, and in this connection advocated the establishment of free public libraries and museums in all countries.
I understand John has been learning ventriloquism as part of his research on Vattemare. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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