Poor Columbus Day. First it was relegated like so many U.S. holidays to a Monday rotation
that only occasionally coincided with the actual date. Then it was declared seriously politically incorrect. Those of us of a certain age will remember the history or geography teacher observing
it with a special lesson or a silly poem. For Italian-Americans, it was always a big deal. So I'm observing it today, politically correct or not, with an all Italian model series. We'll start with a
double dose by posting this photo of Bill Franchi, an Italian model, by Jean Ferrero, a French photographer of Italian descent. The rest will be Americans.
Dedicated to my good friend Mike P., who loves all things Italian.