Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Port of London

Trucks bound for Mombasa being loaded for shipment at Royal Albert Dock, 1955. Photograph: PLA Collection - Museum of London

A raftsman manoeuvring floating timber, ca.1930-1945. Photograph: PLA Collection - Museum of London.

Monday, 17 January 2022

Mary and Agnes

The Flag of Distress by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, 1885

The wooden brig ‘Mary and Agnes’ sailing from London to Newcastle with a cargo of scrap iron became stranded on Whitby Beach. The crew of six were rescued with the aid of a rope attached to a rocket.

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Friday, 14 January 2022

Vincent van Gogh

Meules de Blé  (Wheat stacks) June 1888

Wheat stacks in Provence, June 1888
by Vincent van Gogh
Oil on canvas

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Mata Hari

Mata Hari in 1906, soon after the Dutchwoman reinvented herself as an exotic dancer. Inspired by dances she had seen in the Dutch East Indies, she took a stage name that means “eye of the day” in Malay. Unknown author.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Street Demo

Street Demonstration, San Francisco, 1936
Photograph: Dorothea Lange
Gelatin silver print

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Monday, 10 January 2022

West Point, N.Y.

West Shore R.R. depot, West Point, N.Y.  Ca.1895 - 8x5 inch dry plate glass negative. Detroit Photographic Company. Shorpy.

Sunday, 9 January 2022

USA Style

"Nineteen-Sixty Cadillac 6339 four-window Sedan de Ville at the GM Technical Centre." Warren, Michigan, 1959. This was a General Motors body style popularly known as the "flat top." Colour transparency from the GM photographic archive.

Ford Thunderbird. Removable glass-fibre hard top has stylish 'port' windows, 1957. Colour transparency from the Ford Motor Co. photographic archive.

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Friday, 7 January 2022

Golden Bream

Still Life with Golden Bream (Besugos), 1808–1812
Oil on canvas - 44.8 x 62.5 cm.

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Telefon Posters

Poster “so telephonieren” 1950

Telefon poster, 1942
by Ernst A. Heiniger

Monday, 3 January 2022


Mousquetaire à la pipe II, signed 'Picasso' (upper right); dated and numbered '5.11.68. II' (on the reverse), by Pablo Picasso, Oil and Ripolin on canvas.

Period of creation, 1941 Femme au chapeau assise dans un fauteuil (Dora Maar) by Pablo Picasso. Oil on canvas.

Saturday, 1 January 2022