Friday, 31 May 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Dressing Up

Man dressed as a woman,
Mannheim, Germany, ca.1960

Burlesque comedian Crun-Crun
in Avignon, France, 1900

Both Photographs Courtesy of Sebastien Lifshitz

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Mount Carmel

Postcard: Philadelphia and Reading R. R. Station,
Mt. Carmel, Pa., ca.1917

Lady in Red, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, 2016
Photograph: Niko J Kallianiotis

Tuesday, 28 May 2019


1/6th plate daguerreotype with applied colour
Unknown photographer

Monday, 27 May 2019


Down to the Beach, Whitstable, England, 1959
Photo: Raymond C Lawson - Loaned by Nicholas D Cordès

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Simpson

Mr. & Mrs. A.L. Simpson, ca.1904
C.M. Bell Portrait Studio Washington, D.C.
5 x 7 in. glass negative
(Library of Congress)

Friday, 24 May 2019

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Teenage Couple

Teenage couple on Hudson Street, New York, 1963
Photograph: Diane Arbus
Gelatin silver print

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Doris Day

James Cagney and Doris Day in the 1955 film 'Love Me or Leave Me.' Day received critical acclaim for her role and she felt it was her best performance. Photograph: Underwood & Underwood/Corbis, 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Monday, 20 May 2019


Bottle and Fishes, ca.1910–12
Oil on canvas

The Port (Le Port), winter-spring, 1909
by Georges Braque
Oil on canvas

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Friday, 17 May 2019


Fireboat, Engine No. 44, Boston, Mass, ca.1903
8 x 10 in. dry plate glass negative
(Detroit Publishing Co.)

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

István Farkas

Coffeehouse Scene, ca.1922
Oil on canvas

In the café, ca.1922
by István Farkas
Oil on canvas

Monday, 13 May 2019

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Friday, 10 May 2019

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin playing the harmonium in Alfons Mucha's
studio at rue de la Grande-Chaumière, Paris, ca.1895
Photograph: Alphonse Mucha

Still Life with Profile of Charles Laval, 1886
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, January 1873
Photograph: Jacobus de Louw, The Hague

Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1888
by Vincent van Gogh
Oil on canvas

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Battle of Hill 881

US Navy officer Vernon Wike with a dying US Marine
at the Battle of Hill 881, near Khe Sanh, Vietnam, April 1967
Photograph: Catherine Leroy

Monday, 6 May 2019

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Utility Man

Allen Ginsberg, utility man S.S. John Blair. "Just back from Galveston-Dakar doldrums trip, I handed my camera to the radio man on the ship’s fantail, smoking what? in New York harbour." circa October 30, 1947. (Photo and caption Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries - Allen Ginsberg Estate.)

Friday, 3 May 2019

Portrait of a Family

Untitled (portrait of a family in a studio prop boat), ca.1885
Unidentified Photographer
Hand-coloured tintype

Thursday, 2 May 2019


Yokohama, 1966
From the series 'Base'
Photograph: Akihide Tamura
Gelatin silver print on Baryta paper

Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Marilyn Monroe during a break in filming The Misfits, New York, 1960.
Later Arthur Miller revealed how much she liked the Inge Morath shot.