Thursday, 31 January 2019

Police Pose

Clarksdale, Mississippi, police pose for a photograph as ministers from the National Council of Churches march to the local church, 1963.
Photo: Danny Lyon.  Gelatin silver print

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Monday, 28 January 2019


Houdini in chains and handcuffs before jumping from Harvard Bridge.
The Charles River in Boston. Photo by John Thurston. April 30, 1908. (Shorpy)

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Rugby and Music

This young boy epitomizes our Welsh ambivalent love for both rugby and music. This place, Pant-y-Wean, was once, in the 1930s, voted the most Beautiful Village in South Wales, but it has long since been obliterated by opencast mining. When I asked what he was doing, he replied, "My mother gave it to me to mend."  Photograph & Text: Philip Jones Griffiths. 1961

Friday, 25 January 2019

South Side, Chicago

Couple at rollerskating rink. South Side, Chicago, Illinois. Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration, April 1941. (Shorpy)

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Woman in Tuxedo

Woman in tuxedo, England
Albumen print, circa 1890

Courtesy of Sébastien Lifshitz and The Photographers’ Gallery
© Sébastien Lifshitz Collection

Wednesday, 23 January 2019


Andrea - Beirut, Lebanon, 2010
From the series 'A Girl and Her Room'
Photograph: Rania Matar - (Robert Klein Gallery)
Inkjet print

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Monday, 21 January 2019

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Eat Me

Eat Me and the American Flag. 2002
Downtown Manhattan, New York
Photograph: David Hurn

Thursday, 17 January 2019


Stella aged 9, had been living on the streets because she was said to be a witch, in Eket, Nigeria. Photo: Toby Binder. Posted 4 Jan 2019, (theGuardian)

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Monday, 14 January 2019

H.M.S. Dart

Navigating officer on HMS Dart, Brisbane, 1895

Crewmen aboard the British survey ship HMS Dart (Acquired 1882), Brisbane. A multi-barrelled Nordenfelt machine gun is seen at the ship's side. June 1895.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

World War 1 Posters

The ships are coming, 1917
by James Daugherty (USA)
Colour lithograph

Treat 'em rough - Join the tanks, 1917
Colour lithograph

Friday, 11 January 2019


Welder Joins a Pipe During
Construction of Refinery, ca.1946
Photograph: Harold Corsini

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Monday, 7 January 2019

13th Light Dragoons

Officers and men of the 13th Light Dragoons, British Army, Crimea, 1855.
Photograph: Roger Fenton.  (Library of Congress)

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Masked Man

Unidentified man leading man wearing
a mask and holding a cane, ca.1875
Unidentified Photographer

Friday, 4 January 2019

Welsh Holiday Makers

Coach party from the valleys on holiday during the fortnight close down of the pits. Aberavon beach, Wales, UK. 1971.  Photograph: David Hurn - Magnum Photos

Thursday, 3 January 2019

One Hundred Looks

A painting from 'One Hundred Looks of Various Women'
(Weston Collection)

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

The Plumb Pudding

The Plumb-pudding in danger, or, State epicures taking and petit souper. The great Globe itself and all that inherit [sic], is too small to satisfy such insatiable appetites.

SUMMARY: William Pitt, wearing a regimental uniform and hat, sitting at a table with Napoleon. They are each carving a large plum pudding on which is a map of the world. Pitt's slice is considerably larger than Napoleon's. 

By British caricaturist James Gillray. Etching, hand-colored.
CREATED / PUBLISHED: London: H. Humphrey, February 26, 1805.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Harlem, New York

Easter Sunday in Harlem, New York
From 'The Decisive Moment' 1947

"All The Best In This New Year!"