Sunday, 30 June 2013

Group Portrait

Group portrait of a mother and her four children
Sweden 1907
Photo: Alfred Michelson

Saturday, 29 June 2013

'El Chango'

'El Presente y el Futuro'
Revista de Revistas, 1925
Cover Art: Ernesto 'El Chango' García Cabral

Friday, 28 June 2013

The Raven #3

Gyosai Kadan Nihen ca.1887
Art by Kawanabe Kyōsai

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as `Nevermore.'

The Ninth Stanza of Edgar Alan Poe's The Raven

Illustration for The Raven
by Gustave Doré 1883

Edgar Allan Poe, 1848
Photo: Edwin H. Manchester

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

American Outlaw

Charles Earl Bowles, ca.1883
Known as  Black Bart, an English-born American outlaw.
Photograph by Taber

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Famecker Friedhof

Auf dem Famecker Friedhof
by Albert Weisgerber
for the German art magazine Jugend 1905

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Saturday, 22 June 2013


Self-Portrait by Félix Nadar, ca.1857
Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon,
a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham
Self-Portrait in 1863 Costume
Photo taken in 1909

Thursday, 20 June 2013

North Holland

Fish market and bourse
Amsterdam, North Holland, the Netherlands, ca.1895
Photochrom Print
(Library of Congress)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Monday, 17 June 2013

The Elevated

The Elevated at 110th Street, New York City, 1900
Photochrom Print
(Library of Congress)

Sunday, 16 June 2013


El Farruco & Carmen Segura
Seville, Spain 1983
Photo: Gilles Larrain

Saturday, 15 June 2013

The Offer of Love

The Ill-Assorted Couple or The Offer of Love
Albrecht Dürer ca.1495
Copper engraving

Friday, 14 June 2013

Master Munro

Master Munro, ca.1880
Freeman Brothers Studio, Sydney
(Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Directed by Nathan H. Juran, 1958
Poster Art: Reynold Brown

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Monday, 10 June 2013

William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats, 1911
Photo: George Charles Beresford
(National Portrait Gallery, London)

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Hay’s Wharf

Cargo ship SS Baltabor at Hay’s Wharf
London, England ca.1927
Photo: George Reid

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Albanian Woman

Albanian Woman with Folded Head Cloth
Ellis Island, 1905
Photo: Lewis Wickes Hine

Friday, 7 June 2013


Bluenose, Canadian 50c Stamp, Issued 1929
Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner
from Nova Scotia built in 1921.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Pyrmont Bridge

Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney ca.1910
(Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Australia)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Chinese Propaganda Poster

Chinese Anti-American Empire
Against arming Japan, 1951
Poster Art: Ye Wenxi

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Monday, 3 June 2013

German Omnibus

A horse drawn omnibus of Selig's Große Rundfahrt,
before start,  just in front of Café Belvedere, Hamburg. 1911
Photograph: A. Greite

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Red Cross Soldier

Portrait of a soldier
Sweden, ca.1901
Studio Anton Hagman, Landskrona