Happy Birthday Edward Steichen!! Luxembourg born, American photographer and museum curator was born on this day in 1879. His work was featured in Steiglitz' Camera Work. He furthered his photography career serving in World Wars I and II, later moving to pictorial photography, fashion photography, and finally directed an award winning documentary: The Fighting Lady. He opened well-known New York gallery 291, featuring artists including Matisse, Rodin, Picasso, etc. A print of The Pond--Moonlight, the photo below, was sold at auction in 2006, bringing the highest bid ever for a photograph: $2.9 million.