Saturday, 31 December 2016

The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë Sisters, ca.1834
by Branwell Brontë
Oil on canvas

From left to right, they are Anne, Emily, and Charlotte;
Branwell originally painted himself between Emily and Charlotte,
but later painted himself out, so as not to clutter the picture.

(The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë)

Thursday, 29 December 2016


Nadar's Self-Portrait with Wife Ernestine
in a Balloon Gondola, ca.1865
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Jeune Hortense

Jeune Hortense - A French brigantine which ran aground
at Long Rock, Cornwall, England, 1888
Photo: The Gibsons of Scilly

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Monday, 26 December 2016

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Mallam Galadima Ahmadu

Mallam Galadima Ahmadu with Jamis, Nigeria, 2005
From the series 'The Hyena and other Men'
Photo: Pieter Hugo
Digital C-print

Monday, 19 December 2016

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Southern Jupiter

Southern Jupiter from Perijove 3
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SwRI, MSSS;
Processing: Damian Peach

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Furnished Rooms

Front of a typical house offering furnished rooms for rent
District of Columbia, July 1935
Photo: Carl Mydans
Nitrate negative

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Kosciusko Mississippi

"Some of the young workers, not the youngest, in the Kosciusko Cotton Mills.
Superintendent objected to my taking photographs." Location, Kosciusko,
Mississippi, November 1913.
Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.     (Shorpy)

Monday, 12 December 2016

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Rich Hall

Rich Hall - comedian, musician, writer, director,
Taunton, England, 15 April 2016
Photo: Tina Downham

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Belle Of The Bends

"A Mississippi River landing."
The sidewheeler Belle of the Bends taking on
cargo alongside the sternwheeler Belle of Calhoun.
8x10 inch dry plate glass negative.  Memphis ca.1906.
Detroit Publishing Company.    (Shorpy)

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Barn Owl

A barn owl (Tyto alba) just about to pose
on the falconer's hand, 18 October, 2014

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Monday, 28 November 2016

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Good Reputation Sleeping

La Buena Fama Durmiendo
(The Good Reputation Sleeping) 1939
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Pluto's Sputnik Planum
Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins U.APL, Southwest Research Inst.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Women Fencing

Two women fencing, June 16, 1891
Unidentified Photographer

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Karen & Lesa

Untitled, 1974
(Karen Chatham, left, with the artist’s cousin Lesa Aldridge,
in Memphis, Tennessee)
Dye transfer print