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