Earlier this month, we ran a feature celebrating Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway with some manly books on the 50th anniversary of his death. Today, we’ve got a much happier reason for remembering Papa — the fact that he was born on this day in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite black and white photos of the author in every decade of his life — from a shot of Hemingway fishing with his family as a 5-year-old to pic of him sharing a moment with Fidel Castro during a fishing competition in 1960. Say what you will about the macho man, at least he was consistent in his interests.
Hemingway, age 5, fishing with his mother Grace, and his sisters Ursula and Marcelline, in 1904. Image via