Karen's Photos:

 

Meeting Famous People

Explorers

Politicians, Statesmen and Royalty

Celebrities

Folk Musicians

Skiing

Early Beginnings

Racing

Trips

Folk Singing; Music

Artwork

Painting Pottery

Paintings

Other Creative Works

Candles

 

 

Famous and Interesting People

 

Explorers:

 

 

 

 

 

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon; at American Geographical Society event when Mom signed their Explorers Globe, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004

I also have met Astronauts:

  John Glenn - on Capitol Hill

  Buzz Aldrin - at private dinner

  Michael Collins - sat next to him at private dinner party

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon; at American Geographical Society event when Mom signed their Explorers Globe, Atlanta, Georgia , 2004

Astronaut Sally Ride, first American woman in space

at Explorers Club Dinner VIP Reception. NYC

 

 

 

Jacques Cousteau at National Press Club, Washington, DC

Polar explorer Will Steger, at National Press Club, Washington, DC

Laurie Meeker, African explorer, known as Cheetah Lady

 

 

 

Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest; at Explorers Club Dinner VIP Reception Explorers Club Annual Dinner, Waldorf Astoria Hotel Ballroom, NYC, 1991

Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest; at Explorers Club Dinner VIP Reception, 1991

Sir Edmund Hillary on board the MS Marco Polo, Antarctica

February 1996

 

 

 

Sir Edmund Hillary on board the MS Marco Polo, New Zealand, February 1996

Peter Hillary (Sir Edmund's son; also climbed Mt. Everest) on board the MS Marco Polo, Antarctica,

February 1999

George Plimpton

Journalist, writer as sports participant

wrote "Paper Tiger."

 

 

 

Monica Kristensen, Norwegian Antarcitc explorer awarded the Finn Ronne Award for Polar Exploration at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner, Waldorf Astoria Hotel Ballroom, NYC, March 1991.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson at Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the NYC Natural History Museum, March 2016. He was the Gold Medal Winner.

David Hempleman-Adams, on stage at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner to present him with the Finn Ronne Award for Polar Exploration, 2016 ,

 

 

 

Lowell Thomas, broadcaster, explorer; he was a great friend of my father's.  He gave a toast at our wedding, June 9, 1979

Jack Hanna, TV star of "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures; zoologist at the Columbus Zoo; MS Marco Polo, Antarctica 2000

Jack Hanna, TV star of "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures; zoologist at the Columbus Zoo; Antarctica 2000

 

Dan Rather, broadcaster, introducing me and my mother to award the Finn Ronne Award for Polar Exploration at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner, Waldorf Astoria Hotel Ballroom, NYC,  2008

Hugh Downs, radio and TV Broadcaster, host, producer, news anchor, game show host.

My Mom sat at Head Table with him at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner, Waldorf Astoria Hotel Ballroom, NYC, 1991

 

 

 

Politicians, Statesmen and Royalty

 

 

 

 

King Harald V of Norway in 2005

The next day at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC,, I had a private audience with him in the library..

When I was in the University of Oslo's Summer Program, I also met this King's father, King Olav V

I was playing the roll of host and tour guide for the King, showing him the Polar Exploration Exhibit. featuring sections about my father, a fellow Norwegian, at the US Naval Museum, Navy Yard, Washington, DC. - 2005

 

 

 

Hilary Clinton, at a Women in Preservation Breakfast on Capitol Hill, when she was First Lady, promoting "Save America's Treasures" - 1998

 

Former CIA Director, Michael Hayden, at talk and book signing, Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, MD - 2018

 

Donald Trump; a month before he announced running for President; taken at his

Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. April 2015.

For the record,

I cannot stand this man!

 

 

 

NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, at Explorers Club Dinner in NYC - 2016

 

 

 

Celebrities

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Ann Cochran, Olympic Silver medalist, skier. At Waterville Valley ski resort, New Hampshire at a racing camp.  Circa 1980

Jeffery Donovan, star of TV show "Burn Notice"

at Tennis Center, Delray Beach, FL

Quarterback of the former Redskins Football team, August 2019

 

 

Folk Musicians

 

 

 

Karen and John Denver, August 1971

John Denver and Mary Travers; photo by Karen

These photos taken backstage at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC in August, 1971

 

John Denver; photo by Karen

 

 

 

 

Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary)

Mack Bailey and Noel Paul Stookey

Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)

 

Tom Paxton and Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary)

Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)

 

Bill Danoff, of Starland Vocal Band, composer of their hit "Afternoon Delight" and of "Take Me Home Country Roads" made famous by John Denver.  I do his website:  www.billdanoff.com

 

 

 

 

 

Al Tupek and Karen with Tom Paxton

 

Tom Paxton

Love this shot.  Tom Paxton and wife Midge, John Tveit and Joe Frazier (of the Chad Mitchell Trio) looking down side of ship while cruising the glaciers in Alaska, June 2008

 

 

 

 

The Brothers Four

The Chad Mitchell Trio

The Limeliters

 

 

David Mallett; composer of The Garden Song

Dan Navarro, of Lowen and Navarro

Jonathan Edwards

 

Steve Romanoff of Schooner Fare

 

Robin Batteau and David Buskin of Buskin and Batteau

David Buskin and Robin Batteaau of Buskin and Batteau

 

 

 

 

Ronny Cox; folk singer and actor; was the Dueling Banjos guitar player and actor in Deliverance

 

 

Tom Becker, a John Denver Tribute Artist

 

Red Molly:

Abbie Garner. Laurie MacAllister, and Molly Ventner,

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Collins, a singer/songwriter and John Denver tribute artist

 

 

 

 

 

Singing with Mack Bailey at my 50th birthday party

Singing with Mack Bailey at my 50th birthday party

Singing with Mack Bailey at my 50th birthday party

 

My favorite, Mack Bailey

In Nashville studio with Mack

In Maryland studio with Mack, recording my song "Antarctic Dreams" found elsewhere on this site.

 

 

 

 

In a Nashville Studio with Pete Huttlinger, Chris Nole and Mack Bailey

Jim Horn, Mack Bailey, Dave Sinko (engineer) and Chris Nole

The Jordanaires, back-up vocal group for Elvis Presley, with Mack Bailey, Chris Nole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skiing

 

 

Early Beginnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Racing

 

 

 

 

 

Trips

 

 

 

 

 

Folk Singing; Music

 

 

 

 

 

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