Friday, 13 October 2017

Edward Lear

Photo: McLean, Melhuish & Haes - 1862
Albumen print, carte-de-visite
(National Portrait Gallery, London)

"Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots"
(1832) by Edward Lear

Monday, 9 October 2017

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Poor Old Mrs Constitution

Burking Poor Old Mrs Constitution, Aged 141 (1829), a satirical cartoon by the British artist William Heath. It depicts the Duke of Wellington and Robert Peel in the roles of the body-snatchers Burke and Hare, suffocating Mrs Docherty for sale to Dr. Knox. This cartoon represents Wellington's and Peel's perceived extinguishing of the Constitution of 1688 through the Catholic Emancipation, particularly the Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1829.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Magazine Cover Art

Artwork by Earle Bergey

Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer 1944
Artwork by Earle Bergey

Thrilling Wonder Stories, Spring 1946
Artwork by Earle Bergey

Friday, 6 October 2017

Esther Eggers

Esther Eggers, aged 22. Criminal record number 465LB, 16 December 1919.
State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW

Crime: Malicious injury to property and wounding with intent
to do grievous bodily harm. When a police officer arrived to
arrest Esther Eggers for malicious damage she attacked him,
causing serious injury. Eggers was sentenced to 12 months prison.
Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police
between 1912 and 1964. New South Wales. Dept. of  Prisons.
(b&w Glass plate negative)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Jean Genet

Dr. Hans Koechler, President of the I.P.O., right,
receiving French author Jean Genet at the Imperial
Hotel in Vienna (19 December 1983) in connection with a
lecture organized by the International Progress Organization.
Photograph: I.P.O.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Oswego, New York

Light house and Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y.
8 x 10 in. glass negative - ca.1900
(Detroit Publishing Co.)

Friday, 29 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Tuesday, 26 September 2017


Ships in the Harbour, Hamburg, Germany
Photochrom Print - ca.1895
(Library of Congress)

Monday, 25 September 2017

Ah Sai

Ah Sai, former member of the secret society
Sun Yee On - Kowloon, Hong Kong, 1987
Photograph: Patrick Zachmann - Magnum Photos

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Paradise Parking

Citroën Traction 7, 2012
From the Paradise Parking series
Photograph: Peter Lippmann

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Gillian Wearing

Artist Gillian Wearing with a model of suffragist
leader Millicent Fawcett. She is the first female
artist to create a statue for Parliament Square.
Photograph: Caroline Teo/GLA/PA.
(theGuardian) 20 September, 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

W. B. Yeats

Irish poet William Butler Yeats24 January, 1908
Photo: Alvin Langdon Coburn -  Photogravure
(National Portrait Gallery, London)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Battle of Passchendaele

Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, Belgium

Men wounded in the Ypres Battle waiting along
the Menin Road to be taken to the clearing station.
German prisoners are assisting with stretcher bearing,
20 September 1917.
Photo: Frank Hurley
Whole plate glass negative

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Mrs. Parker

Mrs. F.W. Parker, ca.1897
5x7 inch. dry plate glass negative
C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C.

Monday, 18 September 2017


The Sunbather #2

From the series 'Bondi: Playground of the Pacific'
Photograph: Anne Zahalka - 1989
Type C colour photograph

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Rough Weather

On board the Spanish trawler
'Rowanlea', North Atlantic, 1998
Photo: Jean Gaumy/Magnum Photos

Friday, 15 September 2017


Evelyn I, Santiago
From the series 'Adam’s apple'
Photograph: Paz Errázuriz, 1987
Silver gelatin-bromide on paper

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Adults Only

Artistic Comics, March, 1973
Artwork by Robert Crumb

Hard Times, 1971
Artwork by George Hansen

Friday, 8 September 2017

Master Armstrong

Master Armstrong
5x7 in. glass negative, ca.1897
C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017