Painting of Benjamin Franklin reading a batch of papers next to a classical bust.

Benjamin Franklin

(1706 - 1790)

Russian author Yevgenia Semyonova Ginzburg.

Yevgenia Semyonova Ginzburg

(1904 - 1977)

Black and white photograph of William Golding wearing an ascot.

William Golding

(1911 - 1993)

Painting of Ivan Goncharov sitting in a chair.

Ivan Goncharov

(1812 - 1891)

Color photograph of Stephen Hawking in his wheelchai.r

Stephen Hawking

(1942 - 2018)

Bust of Hesiod


Photograph of Jim Holt looking at a book.

Jim Holt

Engraving of Roman poet Horace.


(65 BC - 8 BC)

Portrait of Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz in a nun's habit.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

(c. 1651 - 1695)

Painting of a young Immanuel Kant.

Immanuel Kant

(1724 - 1804)

Black and white photograph of Ryszard Kapuściński holding a book.

Ryszard Kapuściński

(1932 - 2007)

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr.

(1929 - 1968)

Lewis Lapham at his desk

Lewis H. Lapham

Black and white photograph of D.H. Lawrence with arms crossed.

D.H. Lawrence

(1885 - 1930)

Photograph of Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Engraving of a bust of Lucretius.


(c. 95 BC - c. 50 BC)

Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

(121 - 180)

English writer Christopher Marlowe.

Christopher Marlowe

(1564 - 1593)

Mac McClelland sanding in muddy field in Africa.

Mac McClelland

Black and white photograph of a young Marshall McLuhan with a think mustache.

Marshall McLuhan

(1911 - 1980)

Hans Holbein portrait of Sir Thomas More.

Thomas More

(1478 - 1535)

Lewis Mumford

(1895 - 1990)

Photograph of Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

(1899 - 1977)

Black and white photograph of Friedrich Nietzsche with a huge mustache.

Friedrich Nietzsche

(1844 - 1900)