Thursday, 31 May 2018

Thrilling Publications

Air War, 1944
Art work by Rudolph Belarski

Dr. Skull, Detective Fiction, 1938
Art work by Rudolph Belarski

Wednesday, 30 May 2018


Passengers disembarking, Algiers, ca.1895
Photochrom colour print
(Library of Congress)

Monday, 28 May 2018

Morticians and Hearse

Morticians and Hearse, H Building, 1972
Courtesy PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Samurai in Armour

Portrait of an unidentified samurai in armour, Yokohama,
circa 1873-76. Photograph: Suzuki Shin’ichi I.

Albumen print from wet collodion negative. An unusually sensitive portrait taken at a time when the samurai class was about to disappear. Despite the edict of 1871 encouraging – but not enforcing – the abandonment of their distinctive topknot and swords, the sitter wears his hair in the traditional style and sports two swords, but is also dressed in full armour. This portrait either pre-dates the 1876 ban on wearing swords in public or was taken immediately afterwards as a keepsake. (theGaurdian)

Monday, 21 May 2018

Plate 628

Animal Locomotion, Plate 628
(Man Riding Galloping Horse), 1887
Photographer Eadweard Muybridge

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Wedding Portrait

Mr. & Mrs. L. Fernald, ca.1902
C.M. Bell Portrait Studio Washington, D.C.
5 x 7 inch glass plate negative
(Library of Congress)

Thursday, 17 May 2018


Photo: Dorothy Bohm

Aquarium - Brighton, England, ca.1890
Photochrom colour print
(Detroit Publishing Co.)

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Trans-Antarctic Expedition

HMS Endurance trapped in
Antarctic pack ice, February, 1915
Photo: Frank Hurley

Sir Ernest Shackleton, taken during the
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1916
Photo: Frank Hurley

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Citizen Kane

Actor/director Orson Welles stepping out of taxi in front of Palace Theater with neon lights spelling out "Orson Welles Citizen Kane," New York City, 1941. Photograph: W. Eugene Smith

Promotional still for the 1941 film, Citizen Kane.
RKO Radio Pictures, still photographer Alexander Kahle.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Lattice Stinkhorn Fungus

The lattice stinkhorn fungus, Clathrus crispus.
Photographed in Casal de Ermio, Coimbra,
Portugal by David Gough, 2006

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Industrial Buildings

Graf Moltke colliery, in the
Gladbeck district of Gelsenkirchen, 1952-1953
Photograph: Albert Renger-Patzsch

Ford Plant, 1927
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 9 May 2018


In the bath at the Chiltern Firehouse, February, 2016
Photo: Emma Elizabeth Tillman (Self-portrait)
Photographic print on fiber paper

Monday, 7 May 2018

Robert Cornelius

The first photographic portrait image
of a human ever produced, 1839.
Robert Cornelius, (Self-portrait)
(Quarter plate daguerreotype)

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Civil War

A woman looks at a government cluster bomb in Tigray
in 1989 during the Ethiopian Civil War.
Photo: John Reardon

Friday, 4 May 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Lake Chautauqua

Steamer landing, Lake Chautauqua
8x10 inch dry plate glass negative
(Detroit Publishing Company)