Sunday, 17 November 2019

Friday, 15 November 2019

Troop Evacuation

Troops evacuated from Dunkirk on a destroyer about to berth at Dover, 31 May, 1940. War Office Second World War Official Collection.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Girl From The Kara Tribe

A girl from the Kara tribe holds a rooster, Dus Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
Photograph: Steve McCurry. Posted 6 Nov, 2019. (The Guardian)

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Tuesday, 12 November 2019


Budapest V. South of Kossuth Lajos Square, Hungary. Underground construction area. 1956  Unknown Photographer. 
(Fortepan) Capital of Budapest Archives.

Monday, 11 November 2019

South Goodwin Lightship Disaster

The South Goodwin Lightship is swamped during a hurricane force storm in November 1954. Seven crew lost their lives in the disaster off the Kent coast. Photograph: Stuart Heydinger - TopFoto

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Tygart Valley

Buying groceries in community store. Tygart Valley, West Virginia. September 1938. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. (Shorpy)

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Interior With Figures

Interior with Figures
by Rembrandt - ca.1627
Oil on oak panel
(National Gallery Ireland, Dublin)

In 1904 this painting, then attributed to Willem de Poorter, was considered to show the game "La main chaude". It is a game in which sleight of hand and close attention are rewarded. One player, the "penitent," hides his face in the lap of a second (called the "confessor," a referee who monitors the game) and places his hand flat behind his back. In turn, other players slap the penitent on the hand, and he tries to identify who hit him. The player who lets himself be discovered becomes the penitent.

Later the painting was reintroduced to the oeuvre of Rembrandt and the interpretation of the scene was rejected as compared with the paintings of the subject by other Dutch artists, such as Jan Miense Molenaer.  
(Web Gallery of Art)

Friday, 8 November 2019

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Dr. Gachet

Portrait of Dr. Gachet, June, 1890
Oil on canvas

The House of Doctor Gachet in Auvers, ca. 1873
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Flora Palace

First Aids Benefit Club, Flora Palace, Amsterdam, I
Photograph: Erwin Olaf - 1983
Gelatin silver print

Monday, 4 November 2019

The Girls

Children who live at Greendale, Wisconsin, a model community planned by the Suburban Division of the U.S. Resettlement Administration. Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. September, 1939. (Shorpy)

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Max Burchartz

Unknown Photographer

Grete W. (eyes) ca.1928
Photo: Max Burchartz
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Friday, 1 November 2019

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Lee Russell

Insignia of nationally affiliated tourist courts. Corpus Christi, Texas, October 1939. Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. (Shorpy)

Negro musicians playing accordion and washboard in automobile
Near New Iberia, Louisiana, 1938
Photograph: Lee Russell

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Yvonne & Sonya

Yvonne and Daughter Sonya, 1975
Photograph: Milton Rogovin
Gelatin silver print