Thursday, 31 December 2015

Marilyn

Photo: Philippe Halsman
Gelatin silver print
(National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Monday, 28 December 2015

African Figure

Reliquary guardian figure, 19th century,
Ndassa, Republic of Congo.
(Collection Pierre Amrouche)

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Young Woman

Portrait of a Young Woman, c.1857
Photo: Oliver H. Willard
Salted paper print
(Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Tree Fancy Dress


Studio portrait of unidentified young woman in Christmas tree fancy dress
with hat presents and decorations hanging from her.
Christchurch, New Zealand, ca.1905 - 1926
Photo: Adam Henry Pearson Maclay

A Merry Christmas to everyone

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Monday, 21 December 2015

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Double Portrait

Portrait of two young women in 1913;
cdv by Ludvig Åberg in Säffle, Sweden.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Friday, 18 December 2015

Barstow California

Barstow, California, 1943
A view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe yard at night.
Photo: Jack Delano

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Funicular

Funicular & Notre Dame de la Garde
Marseille, France, ca.1895
Photochrom print
(Library of Congress)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Hanging of Lincoln's Conspirators

Around 1,000 people gathered in the scorching Washington heat to watch the four conspirators hanged to death; reporters and military personnel can be seen in the background.
Photographer: Alexander Gardner

Monday, 14 December 2015

Lewis Powell

One of the Lincoln assassination conspirators,
in chains, ca.1865.
Photo: Alexander Gardner

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Kansas City

Portrait
Kansas City, Missouri, March 1967
Photo: Dave Heath
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Life on the Thames

From the 'Silent Highway' 1876-77
Two sailors head down the river on a barge.
Photo: John Thomson

Friday, 11 December 2015

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Monday, 7 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015

Bathing beauties

Bathing beauties, 1920s or early 1930s
From the 'Amersham and Kent House,
SE London Series' England.
Unknown photographer

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015