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Around the World with Ernest Hemingway

Mapping History

All documents and text associated with this activity are printed below, followed by a worksheet for student responses.

Introduction

You will see photographs from throughout Ernest Hemingway's life from all around the world. Examine each photograph and place it in the correct location on the map. The first one has been done for you.

As you work, write down details about each photograph in a chart: the location, year, and what Hemingway was doing.


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Worksheet

Around the World with Ernest Hemingway

Mapping History

Examine the documents and text included in this activity. Consider how each document or piece of text relates to the image shown below. Write the corresponding document or text number on the image where you think it belongs. (Some may be placed for you already.) Write your conclusion response in the space provided.

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Ernest Hemingway`s Baby Picture

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Ernest Hemingway Fishing at Walloon Lake, Michigan

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Ernest Hemingway in an American Red Cross Ambulance

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Ernest Hemingway at Oak Park, Illinois

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Ernest Hemingway Fighting a Bull in Pamplona, Spain

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Ernest Hemingway Holding His Son

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Ernest Hemingway posing on skis, Gstaad, Switzerland

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Ernest Hemingway and his sons posing with a tuna at the docks in Bimini, Bahamas.

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Ernest Hemingway posing with a rhino, rifle, and ten unidentified African men while on his first safari in Africa.

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Ernest Hemingway during the Spanish Civil War

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Ernest and Martha Hemingway Photograph

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Ernest Hemingway duck hunting in Idaho.

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Ernest Hemingway in London at Dorchester Hotel

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Ernest Hemingway with Colonel Charles T. (Buck) Lanham

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Ernest Hemingway standing with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance

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Ernest Hemingway Writing at Campsite in Kenya

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Wreckage of plane that carried Ernest and Mary Hemingway while on his second African safari.

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Ernest Hemingway with pigeons, Piazza San Marco (St. Mark`s Square), Venice, Italy

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Ernest Hemingway Receiving his 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature

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Ernest Hemingway with Lauren Bacall in Spain

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Conclusion

Around the World with Ernest Hemingway

Mapping History

  • Based on the photographs, how would you describe the life of Ernest Hemingway?
  • What places around the world appear to have played a major role in his life?
  • Imagine you have been asked to make a small exhibition on the life of Ernest Hemingway. Which five images would you include and why?


Your Response




Document

Ernest Hemingway posing on skis, Gstaad, Switzerland

2/1927

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway posing on skis, Gstaad, Switzerland. Typed note on verso: "This is to re-assure you if you hear reports of another of your authors dying of drink. Ernest Hemingway, Feb 1927."
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway posing on skis, Gstaad, Switzerland; 2/1927; Photographs: Paris Years, 1922-1930, 1/1/1922 - 1/10/1930; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-posing-on-skis-gstaad-switzerland, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway posing on skis, Gstaad, Switzerland

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Document

Ernest and Martha Hemingway with Chinese Army Officers

1941

This photograph shows Ernest and Martha Hemingway with Chinese Army Officers.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192698
Full Citation: Ernest and Martha Hemingway with Chinese Army Officers; 1941; Photographs: Wars, 1917-1945, 4/1/1917 - 3/8/1945; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-and-martha-hemingway-photograph, June 14, 2021]


Ernest and Martha Hemingway with Chinese Army Officers

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Ernest Hemingway and his sons posing with a tuna at the docks in Bimini, Bahamas.

ca. 1930s

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway and his sons, Patrick “Mouse” and Jack “Bumby” Hemingway, posing with a tuna at the docks in Bimini, Bahamas
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway and his sons posing with a tuna at the docks in Bimini, Bahamas.; ca. 1930s; Photographs: Key West Years, 1928-1939, 3/17/1928 - 12/24/1939; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-and-his-sons-posing-with-a-tuna-bimini-bahamas, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway and his sons posing with a tuna at the docks in Bimini, Bahamas.

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Document

Ernest Hemingway at Oak Park, Illinois

1919

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway in uniform at Oak Park, Illinois.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192669
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway at Oak Park, Illinois; 1919; Photographs: Early Years, 1899-1921, 7/21/1899 - 12/31/1921; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-at-oak-park-illinois, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway at Oak Park, Illinois

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Document

Ernest Hemingway duck hunting in Idaho.

10/1941

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway duck hunting in Idaho.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway duck hunting in Idaho.; 10/1941; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-duck-hunting-in-idaho, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway duck hunting in Idaho.

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Ernest Hemingway during the Spanish Civil War

ca. 1937-1938

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway with film cameraman, Joris Ivens, and two soldiers during the Spanish Civil War.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway during the Spanish Civil War; ca. 1937-1938; Photographs: Wars, 1917-1945, 4/1/1917 - 3/8/1945; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-during-the-spanish-civil-war, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway during the Spanish Civil War

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Ernest Hemingway Fighting a Bull in Pamplona, Spain

ca.1925

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway fighting a bull in "The Amateurs," Pamplona, Spain.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway Fighting a Bull in Pamplona, Spain; ca.1925; Photographs: Paris Years, 1922-1930, 1/1/1922 - 1/10/1930; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-fighting-a-bull-in-pamplona-spain, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway Fighting a Bull in Pamplona, Spain

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Document

Ernest Hemingway Fishing at Walloon Lake, Michigan

1916

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway fly fishing.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192667
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway Fishing at Walloon Lake, Michigan; 1916; Photographs: Early Years, 1899-1921, 7/21/1899 - 12/31/1921; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-fishing-at-walloon-lake-michigan, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway Fishing at Walloon Lake, Michigan

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Document

Ernest Hemingway Holding His Son

1927

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway in a beret holding his son, Jack "Bumby" Hemingway, Paris.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192694
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway Holding His Son; 1927; Photographs: Paris Years, 1922-1930, 1/1/1922 - 1/10/1930; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-holding-his-son, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway Holding His Son

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Ernest Hemingway in an American Red Cross Ambulance

ca. 1918

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway in an American Red Cross ambulance during World War I in Italy.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway in an American Red Cross Ambulance; ca. 1918; Photographs: Wars, 1917-1945, 4/1/1917 - 3/8/1945; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-in-an-american-red-cross-ambulance, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway in an American Red Cross Ambulance

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Document

Ernest Hemingway in London at Dorchester Hotel

1944

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway sitting at desk writing while at the Dorchester Hotel in London, England.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192672
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway in London at Dorchester Hotel; 1944; Photographs: Europe, 1948-1959, 9/7/1948 - 11/1/1959; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-in-london-at-dorchester-hotel, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway in London at Dorchester Hotel

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Ernest Hemingway posing with a rhino, rifle, and ten unidentified African men while on his first safari in Africa.

ca. 1933 - 1934

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway posing with a rhino, rifle, and ten unidentified African men while on his first safari in Africa.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway posing with a rhino, rifle, and ten unidentified African men while on his first safari in Africa.; ca. 1933 - 1934; Photographs: Africa, 1933/1934, 1953/1954, 11/22/1933 - 3/10/1954; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-posing-with-a-rhino, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway posing with a rhino, rifle, and ten unidentified African men while on his first safari in Africa.

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Document

Ernest Hemingway Receiving his 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature

1954

This photograph shows Swedish Ambassador to Cuba, Per Gunnar Vilhelm Aurell, presenting the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature to Ernest Hemingway at his home in Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway Receiving his 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature; 1954; Photographs: Cuba Years, 1939-1960, 12/24/1940 - 8/4/1960; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/hemingway-nobel-prize, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway Receiving his 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature

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Ernest Hemingway standing with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance

ca. 1953-1954

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway standing with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance while on his second African safari.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway standing with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance; ca. 1953-1954; Photographs: Africa, 1933/1934, 1953/1954, 11/22/1933 - 3/10/1954; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-standing-with-mount-kilimanjaro-in-the-distance, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway standing with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance

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Document

Ernest Hemingway with Colonel Charles T. (Buck) Lanham

9/18/1944

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway and Colonel Lanham in Schwietzer, Germany.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192699
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway with Colonel Charles T. (Buck) Lanham; 9/18/1944; Photographs: Wars, 1917-1945, 4/1/1917 - 3/8/1945; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-with-colonel-charles-t-buck-lanham, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway with Colonel Charles T. (Buck) Lanham

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Ernest Hemingway with Lauren Bacall in Spain

ca. 1959

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway having drinks with Lauren Bacall in Spain.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192696
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway with Lauren Bacall in Spain; ca. 1959; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-with-lauren-bacall-in-spain, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway with Lauren Bacall in Spain

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Ernest Hemingway with pigeons, Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), Venice, Italy

1954

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway with pigeons, Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), Venice, Italy.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway with pigeons, Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), Venice, Italy; 1954; Photographs: Europe, 1948-1959, 9/7/1948 - 11/1/1959; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-with-pigeons-venice-italy, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway with pigeons, Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), Venice, Italy

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Document

Ernest Hemingway Writing at Campsite in Kenya

ca. 1953

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway sitting at a table writing while at his campsite in Kenya.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192655
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway Writing at Campsite in Kenya; ca. 1953; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingway-writing-at-campsite-in-kenya, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway Writing at Campsite in Kenya

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Ernest Hemingway's Baby Picture

ca. 1900

This photograph shows Ernest Hemingway as a baby.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 192665
Full Citation: Ernest Hemingway's Baby Picture; ca. 1900; Photographs: Early Years, 1899-1921, 7/21/1899 - 12/31/1921; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ernest-hemingways-baby-picture, June 14, 2021]


Ernest Hemingway's Baby Picture

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Wreckage of plane that carried Ernest and Mary Hemingway while on his second African safari.

ca. 1953-1954

This photograph shows the wreckage of the small Cessna 180 plane that carried Ernest and Mary Hemingway while on his second African safari. The crash occurred near Murchison Falls, Uganda. The three men at right are unidentified.
This primary source comes from the Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Full Citation: Wreckage of plane that carried Ernest and Mary Hemingway while on his second African safari.; ca. 1953-1954; Photographs: Africa, 1933/1934, 1953/1954, 11/22/1933 - 3/10/1954; Collection JFK-EHEMC: Ernest Hemingway Collection, ; John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/wreckage-of-plane-that-carried-ernest-hemingway, June 14, 2021]


Wreckage of plane that carried Ernest and Mary Hemingway while on his second African safari.

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