Saturday, 30 March 2013

Friday, 29 March 2013

Formal Dress

Italian woman in formal dress standing near gate, ca.1910
Photo: Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky
(Library of Congress)

Thursday, 28 March 2013

David Hockney & William Burroughs
Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado 1989
Photo: Allen Ginsberg

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Claude Monet 1899
A founder of French impressionist painting
Photo: Nadar

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

E.O.W On Her Blue Eiderdown
Frank Auerbach 1965
Oil on board

Monday, 25 March 2013

Frank Auerbach 1965
A painter born in Germany, he has
been a naturalised British citizen since 1947
Photo: Jorge Lewinski

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Portrait of an unknown girl 
Probably from Örebro, Sweden ca.1850
Daguerreotype

Saturday, 23 March 2013

An Abacus Seller
St. Petersburg, 1860
Photo: William Carrick

Friday, 22 March 2013

The Damm family in their car
Los Angeles, California 1987
Photo: Mary Ellen Mark

Thursday, 21 March 2013

This 1959 French stamp and card depicts Marcoule,
the site of France's first plutonium reactors.
(Chemical Heritage Foundation)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Christine Keeler, London 1963
Involved in the Profumo Affair with  Mandy Rice-Davies
Photo: Lewis Morley

Mandy  & Christine

Monday, 18 March 2013

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Porsche 1956
The Targa Florio was an open road endurance
car race held in the mountains of Sicily near Palermo. 
Founded in 1906, it was stopped in 1977 for safety reasons.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Fiddle player, 1920
Photo: Barnhill Studios Asheville, North Carolina
(The New York Public Library)

Friday, 15 March 2013

Portrait of five sisters from the Steindl family
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia ca.1905
Vandyck Studio, Bourbon Street, Bundaberg
(State Library of Queensland)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Cathedral and Quay

Cathedral and Quay de la Joliette Marseille, France ca.1895
Photochrom Print
(Library of Congress)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Adm. George W. Melville, Arctic Explorer
Chief Engineer of the 'Jeanette' in 1880s
Photo: Mathew Brady and Levin C. Handy ca.1900

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Albrecht Dürer 1493
Self-Portrait of the Artist Holding a Thistle
Oil on canvas transferred from vellum

Monday, 11 March 2013

Young woman in Red Cross uniform
(Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

The Albert Memorial
Hastings, East Sussex, England
Postcard ca.1908

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Self-Portrait of Alphonse Bertillon
Inventor of the mug-shot
Dated August 22nd 1900

Friday, 8 March 2013

W. Somerset Maugham, 1912
 British playwright & novelist 
Photo: E.O. Hoppé

'Follow your inclinations
with due regard to
the policeman
round the corner'
W.S.M.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Taliesin, Wisconsin 1956
Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Joan Crawford 1934
American actress in film, television and theatre
Photo: George Hurrell

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

La Poupée (The Doll) 1935
Artist & Photographer Hans Bellmer

Monday, 4 March 2013

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Bathers at the beach
Blankenberghe, Belgium ca.1895
Photochrom Print
 (Library of Congress)

Friday, 1 March 2013

Constance Collier
Actress & Screenwriter 1897
Photo: Alexander Bassano