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Panorama of Schloss Favorite from the path to Ludwigsburg Palace, January 2017

This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from August 23 through September 20. For nominations and nominators, see the featured contents' talk pages.

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Spanish battleship España, formerly Alfonso XIII underway, photographed c. 1932
Portrait of Elizabeth Willing Powel by Matthew Pratt, c. 1793
A CBC specimen in front of a printout displaying CBC and differential results
Vicente shortly after reaching tropical storm strength on October 19
Dinar minted in Yusuf I's name
A zebra
Cromwell at Dunbar, 1886, by Andrew Carrick Gow

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Jack Nicholson in 2002
Charlize Theron in 2018
Natalie Portman speaking at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California
Producer of Avengers: Endgame, Kevin Feige

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Does not look like MacArthur and I can find no source indicating that it is. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:53, 28 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

SandyGeorgia That's taken directly from the image description on commons. This source confirmed it for me initially, but as you have mentioned, it doesn't really look like MacArthur and he wasn't have been around to award it afaics. I've removed the mention of him, thanks for bringing it up. If you would like, I can add text here attributing the error, along the lines of " a previous version of this article mis-identified person X as MacArthur". Best, Eddie891 Talk Work 02:09, 28 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Notice that the 1946 source makes no mention of Macarthur, saying the Army awarded it, while MacArthur was in Japan at the time of the award, and she was in the US. Sounds like someone puffed up the 89 obit to add MacArthur (families often write obits) but even if MacArthur conferred the award, there is no source that he is the person pinning it on her in the picture. It is quite remarkable that this mistake was made, with MacArthur being such a well-known figure and ... where are all his stars on that jacket? I think it is the Featured picture people who need to consider how to remedy this ... and it even made it to the mainpage at DYK. Perhaps it is an age issue and younger people do not remember MacArthur’s looks and vanity ;) ;). I am guessing the image will be defeatured, since it wasn’t that good anyway? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:18, 28 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
This is on the Main page NOW at DYK. It should be swopped for this wonderful image The Acid Thrower from my DYK nom for L'Estampe originale just below. Where is TRM when you need him? Johnbod (talk) 04:41, 28 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
And no one yet has corrected the MacArthur misinformation over at Commons, while the image is protected. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 12:32, 28 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Isn't that a colonel's insignia on his shoulder? --Khajidha (talk) 13:19, 28 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

It is. He also wheres what I believe to be the crossed rifles of an infantry unit. The image has no proper date, it is conjectured to be 1946 based on incorrect information about the award being given, but she also received her then late husbands two medals in 1947 in a ceremony in California presided over the General in charge of the Sixth United States Army. That means if it is in California it could be a full bird attached to one of three possible General officers, or someone attached to the War Department in DC. If this was in DC, it should be at a public venue such as the White House of the Capital Building, but this looks like an ordinary room, which suggests the information in the image to be sorely lacking since its left more questions than answers for us... TomStar81 (Talk) 19:23, 28 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]


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