Krasiński Palace

The Krasiński Palace known as the Palace of the Commonwealth, is a reconstructed Baroque palace in Warsaw, Poland, on Krasiński Square. Erected between 1677 and 1683 for the powerful Krasiński family, it was damaged during World War II and rebuilt in the mid-20th century; the palace was built in 1677–83 for the Voivode of Płock, Jan Dobrogost Krasiński, according to design by Tylman van Gameren. It was decorated with pediment reliefs showing the triumph of the legendary "ancestor" of the Ślepowron and Korwin Polish clans, the Roman commander Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla and sculptural work, all by Andreas Schlüter. Jan Dobrogost Krasiński, who served as the royal clerk, was a descendant of old Mazovian nobility and an heir to a large fortune. After his father's death he wished to erect a magnificent residence in the capital, to fulfill his excessive political ambitions and show his enormous pride, which made him cultivate and develop a 16th-century legend about the antique origin and alleged royal connections of his family.

Krasiński was well acquainted with French architecture. He kept a detailed accountancy book; the whole idea was realized according to the design of Tylman van Gameren. He was of Dutch origin, educated in Italy, he was brought to Poland by the Lubomirski family, he made a large number of various designs for Lubomirskis, the Royal Family, the representatives of different noblemen and gentry families as well as for the Catholic Church. Some Warsaw architects were employed to build the palace as building contractors, as suppliers of materials or to control the master craftsmen, bricklayers or artisans; these people were Jacob Solari, Izydor Affaita and Maderni. The main role in decorating the palace was played by German sculptor, Andreas Schlüter, who had cooperated with Tylman; the first floor porte-fenêtre was crowned with a cartouche supported by two angels bearing the founder's monogram JK for Jan Krasiński. The frescoes were made by John III Sobieski's court painter Michelangelo Palloni. Among his notable works in the palace, most worth mentioning are the plafond and frescoes in the supraportes of the palace's vestibule.

Moulding which remain in vestibule and in the stairwell the heads of pilasters or festoons on external elevations made of stucco as well as the armorial cartouche of the façade from the garden side were made by unknown artists under the supervision of Joseph Belloti. The lost paintings in the vestibule destroyed during World War II were painted by Michael Palloni; the interiors were finished by 1699. Other paintings by Albrecht Dürer, Antonio da Correggio and Peter Paul Rubens are no longer present; the palace-garden complex was created on a vast property between Długa and Świętojerska Streets, in the place of the old manor house with small garden that belonged to Krasiński. Krasiński purchased some surrounding plots to extend the gardens. According to Gameren's conception, the palace was intended as a French style palace entre cour et jardin with cour d'honneur, two symmetrical outbuildings, parterre garden with three radial alleys and a palace in the center of the axis, but it was never accomplished.

In 1765 the palace was purchased by the Rzeczpospolita and became the seat of the Treasury Commission. After a fire in 1783 it was remodelled according to Domenico Merlini's design. During the interwar period, the palace housed the Supreme Court of Poland; the palace was burned down and demolished by the Germans during World War II, with the outer shell remaining intact. Today it is a part of the Polish National Library's Special Collections Section from the Załuski Library. Field Cathedral of the Polish Army Załuski Library Czapski Palace - Warsaw's other palace, sometimes called "Krasiński Palace" Sąd Najwyższy. Historical pictures of the palace. Pałac Krasińskich w Warszawie

Polly of the Circus (1917 film)

Polly of the Circus is a 1917 American silent drama film notable as the first film produced by Samuel Goldwyn after founding his studio Goldwyn Pictures. This film starred Mae Marsh an actress for D. W. Griffith, but now under contract to Goldwyn for a series of films; the film was based on a 1907 Broadway play by Margaret Mayo. When MGM remade the film in 1932 with Marion Davies, they still owned the screen rights inherited from the 1924 merger by Marcus Loew of the Metro and Louis B. Mayer studios; this film marks the first appearance of Slats, the lion mascot of Goldwyn Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. As described in a film magazine, the parents of Polly, a little horseback rider, are dead, circus performers Jim and Toby are her sponsors. One night while performing Polly is injured, she is taken to the home of parson John Douglas, the circus is forced to leave without her. The parson finds in Polly someone different than anyone in his flock, but his liking for the circus rider does not please the members of the congregation.

They force Polly to leave and she reenters the circus. After a year's separation, the circus comes to town again. Douglas has not forgotten his little circus performer, one night he goes to the tent to visit her, she tries to send him away. The circus tents catch fire, in the general confusion and wreckage and Jim bring Polly to safety. In the arms of the parson, Polly bids her circus friends goodbye. Mae Marsh as Polly Vernon Steele as John Douglas the Minister Charles Eldridge as Toby the Clown Wellington A. Playter as Big Jim, Boss Canvasman George S. Trimble as Barker and owner of the show Lucille La Verne as Mandy Dick Lee as Hasty, her lesser half Charles Riegel as Deacon Strong Lucille Southerwaite as The Deacon's Daughter Jack B. Hollis as Deacon Elverson Helen Sallinger as Mrs. Elverson Isabel Vernon as Sallie Viola Compton as Jane, the widow John Carr as Jim Stephen Carr as John The film was once thought to be lost, the last copy destroyed in the 1965 MGM vault fire. However, a copy of it was found amid a collection of silent films buried in permafrost in Dawson City, Yukon, in 1978.

The Public Archives of Canada / Dawson City Collection possesses a print of this example of an early Goldwyn feature. Polly of the Circus was released on Region 0 DVD-R by Alpha Video on January 28, 2014. Polly of the Circus on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie Film still of Mae Marsh and Vernon Steele.

Lodi, Ohio

Lodi is a village in Harrisville Township, Medina County, United States. It is located southwest of the City of Medina along U. S. Route 42; as of the 2010 census, the population was 2,746. Founded in 1811, Lodi is the oldest settlement in Medina County, it was called Harrisville, in honor of Judge Joseph Harris. The community's name echoes that of the city of Lodi in northern Italy, where Napoleon won a victory in 1796; the year of incorporation was 1891. An early pioneer named, it was deemed too curvy, so the first governmental road through the region was straightened. In years, this road became U. S. Route 42. Lodi is located at 41°1′59″N 82°0′42″W, along the East Fork of the Black River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.26 square miles, of which 2.25 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water. The East Fork of the Black River enters the village from the north and turns back north to empty into Lake Erie, as Lodi is on the north-south continental divide.

Rain water runs off in either a northerly direction to Lake Erie or a southernly direction to the Ohio River. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,746 people, 1,178 households, 726 families living in the village; the population density was 1,220.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,370 housing units at an average density of 608.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. There were 1,178 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 41.6 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 52.0 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,061 people, 1,274 households, 789 families living in the village; the population density was 1,444.5 people per square mile. There were 1,341 housing units at an average density of 632.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.50% White, 0.03% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.07% from other races, 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population. There were 1,274 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males. The median income for a household in the village was $32,679, the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $32,882 versus $21,014 for females; the per capita income for the village was $16,512. About 8.3% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over. Lodi Primary School served preschoolers and first and second graders. Grades three and four were sent to Seville Intermediate School, fifth and sixth graders attended Westfield Upper Elementary; the communities of Chatham, Westfield Center and Lodi combined together to form Cloverleaf Middle School and Cloverleaf High School.

With the building of the new Lodi Elementary now situated across the street from Cloverleaf High School, the current buildings are now empty. Lodi has a branch of Medina County District Library. Lodi hosts the annual Sweet Corn Festival in the middle of July; this three-day-long event begins with a large parade through the town square. Other attractions include fair food, amusement rides, a corn eating contest. Village website Lodi Chamber Webpage The Medina County Community Advocate The Lodi Harrisville Historical Society