Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Monday, 30 December 2013

The Daydream

El Ensueño, (The Daydream), Mexico, 1931
Photo: Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Gelatin silver print

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Saturday, 28 December 2013

John W. Daniel

Hon. John W. Daniel of Virginia, ca.1896
Chief of staff of Joseph Early.
(Library of Congress)

Friday, 27 December 2013

Ansel Adams

The Face of Half Dome,
Yosemite Valley, California, 1926.
Photo: Ansel Adams
Gelatin silver print

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Wednesday, 25 December 2013


The Adoration of the Shepherds, ca.1505
by Giorgione
Oil on panel

A Merry Christmas to everyone!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Monday, 23 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Michael Kenna

Kussharo Lake Tree, Study #9
Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2009
Photo: Michael Kenna
Gelatin silver print

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Matinee Idol

Mr. Herbert Kelcey,
'Matinee Idol of the 1890s', with autograph.
Ye Rose Studio, Providence, Rhode Island
(Samuel Bell Maxey Collection)

Friday, 20 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December 2013

James Whitlow Delano

Night phone call and a smoke, Hatagaya, Tokyo, 2002
Photo: James Whitlow Delano

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

London Underground

The Lure of the Underground, 1927
Poster Art: Alfred Leete

No Wet - No Cold, 1929
Poster Art: Frederick Manner

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Circular Quay

Circular Quay
Sydney, Australia, 1892
(Powerhouse Museum Sydney)

Monday, 16 December 2013

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Enrico Natali

Father and child at the Detroit Auto Show
Detroit, 1968
Photo: Enrico Natali

Friday, 13 December 2013


Battleship Potemkin, 1925
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
Poster Art: Stenberg Brothers

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Garry Winogrand

Woman slipping off her shoes at the Museum of Modern Art.
New York, 1981
Photo: Garry Winogrand

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Einar Erici

C. P. Lundström, Coachman
Gävle, Gästrikland, Sweden, 1930s
Photo: Einar Erici

Monday, 9 December 2013

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt, 1883
In her Pierrot outfit that she wears for the
pantomime Pierrot the Assassin.
Photo: Félix Nadar

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Saturday, 7 December 2013


Henry W. Longfellow
Isle of Wight, 1868
Photo: Julia M. Cameron
Longfellow was an American poet and educator.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Young Australian Woman

Young woman with a long braid, ca.1870
Photo: Townsend Duryea
(Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

Monday, 2 December 2013

Illustration by Gustave Doré

The Council of the Rats, ca 1870
Illustration by Gustave Doré
Wood engraving

The Council Held By The Rats
As the story (ascribed to Aesop) goes… a certain cat spread so much terror through the kingdom of the rats that they held a council to decide what should be done. One wise old rat suggested that a bell should be fastened around the cat’s neck to give warning of his approach, and all approved of this idea. But who was to do it? Nobody volunteered and the whole thing ended in talk.
(Quoted after Robert L. Peters)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Monsieur Doré

Gustave Doré, 1855
French artist, engraver, and illustrator.
Photo: Félix Nadar

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Baltimore Tram

Baltimore, Maryland, 1943
Tram leaving the terminal at night.
Photo: Marjory Collins

Friday, 29 November 2013

The Honey Thief

Venus with Cupid the Honey Thief, 1530
by Lucas Cranach the Elder
German Renaissance painter and printmaker.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

August Strindberg

August Strindberg, Stockholm, 1912
Photo: Sven Åsberg
Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist,
poet, essayist and painter.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Vero Beach

People bathing at Vero Beach, Florida
Postcard - Issued 1930-45

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Manuel Álvarez Bravo, London, 1980
Mexican photographer
Photo: Bill Jay

Monday, 25 November 2013

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop at Harvard Square Theatre, 1977
Photo: Paul McAlpine

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Portrait by Rembrandt

Portrait of Remonstrant Minister
Johannes Wtenbogaert (1557-1644)
by Rembrandt, 1633
Oil on canvas
(Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

Friday, 22 November 2013

Mujeres Presas

Untitled, 1991-93 - 'Mujeres Presas' Series
Photo: Adriana Lestido

Adriana Lestido is an Argentine photographer and photojournalist.
Her black-and-white photographs document the often difficult place
of women in society.

Thursday, 21 November 2013


Poster advertising Aristide Bruant
in his Cabaret at the Ambassadeurs, 1892
by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Film Noir Poster

Touch of Evil, 1958
Directed by and co-starring Orson Welles

A still from 'Touch of Evil'

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Monsieur Daguerre

Boulevard du Temple, taken by Daguerre in 1838 in Paris,
includes the earliest known photograph of a person.

Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French artist and physicist recognized
for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

August Sander

August Sander, Self-Portrait, 1925
German portrait and documentary photographer
Gelatin silver print

Middle-Class Children, Germany, 1925
Photo: August Sander

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013


Unidentified Young Woman, ca.1940s
Probably from Heber Springs, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Photo: Mike Disfarmer