Today’s Museum Week challenge asks us to zoom in on a particular item in our collection. Over the past few weeks we have had several visitors with a keen interest in seeing Villa Perdicaris in its old splendor. There was the restoration crew charged with bringing Villa Perdicaris, also known as Villa Aidonia, back to … Read more A new look at the old Villa Perdicaris for #MuseumWeek #ZoomMW
Going viral, 1904 style: hundreds of letters of sympathy in the kidnapping of Ion Perdicaris, an American held hostage by Raisuli, played by Sean Connery in “The Wind and the Lion.”
A rare book containing the letters written to the wife of kidnap victim Ion Perdicaris has been put up for sale.
Early 20th century explorer and writer Rosita Forbes may have been an inspiration for Hollywood’s taking liberties with the true story behind “The Wind and the Lion.”