Friday, 22 October 2021

Jeanne Mammen

Boring Dolls, 1929
Watercolour and graphite on paper mounted on cardboard

At the Shooting Gallery, 1929
by Jeanne Mammen
Watercolour and graphite on vellum

Wednesday, 20 October 2021


Alice, 2018
From the series Of Quiet Birds
Photograph: Sadie Catt

‘I’ve known Alice her entire life,’ says Catt. ‘Our parents grew up together and our families were close, so we became close too. Together as children, we watched as two unrelated cancers slowly took away her eldest sister and then her mother. I saw her descend into silence and then years later explode in expression. Life has brought distance between us, yet I see myself in Alice: a representation of thousands of other young people jostling through the modern day, carrying the past on their backs.’

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

James Howard Meredith

Mississippi, University, USA. University of Mississippi campus where James Meredith tried to register as the first black student, 1962. Photograph: Danny Lyon. Gelatin silver print

Monday, 18 October 2021

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Saturday, 16 October 2021

D Day

Tanks arriving in the London Docks prior to embarkation for the D Day beaches, 1944. © PLA Collection - Museum of London.

Friday, 15 October 2021

Crime Never Pays

Phantom Lady, October, 1948
Artwork by Matt Baker

Phantom Lady December 1947
Artwork by Matt Baker

Thursday, 14 October 2021


French painter Camille Pissarro, ca.1900
Unknown Photographer

Jalais Hill, Pontoise, 1867
by Camille Pissarro
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

A Hole in One?

Practicing Golf Swing, 1986
From the series 'Pictures from Home'
Photograph: Larry Sultan
Chromogenic print

Monday, 11 October 2021

School Children

Portrait Of School Children in the United States ca.1880. A racially mixed group of children with their teacher pose for a portrait outside their schoolhouse. Many of them are holding their favourite items. Unknown Photographer.

Saturday, 9 October 2021


Guánica Puerto Rico. (vicinity) Burning a sugar cane field. This is a process that destroys the leaves and makes the sugar cane easier to harvest. January 1942. Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. (Shorpy)

Harvesting sugar cane in a burned field, vicinity of Guánica, Puerto Rico, January 1942. Print from a colour slide. (Library of Congress)

Thursday, 7 October 2021

The Embrace

L'Étreinte - Painted in Mougins on 23 October 1969
by Pablo Picasso
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Einar Erici

The yeoman farmer Carl Anders Samuelsson, Stigåsa, Småland, Sweden, born in 1857, and his wife Anna Lena, 1932. Photograph: Einar Erici.