Saturday, April 2, 2016


daguerreotype 6th plate (from my own collection, ca. 1850)

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Monday, March 28, 2016

blog birthday


Today I celebrate the 7th anniversary of this blog!

Help yourself to some 'drop' (liquorice)...

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cabinet Card

cabinet card (from my own collection)

The cabinet card was a type of photograph mounted on a card.

next episode: drop

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wanda Hawley

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Maude Fealy Day !

March 4, 1883 – November 9, 1971

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Monday, February 29, 2016

The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds

Georges de la Tour - The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds (1635, Louvre, Paris).

next episode: maud

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Syracuse, New York

Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York ca. 1904.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CDV (19th Century)

Carte De Visite, Carthage, Illinois, by J.A.W. Pittman Photographer (from my own collection)

The carte de visite (CDV) was a type of small photograph the size of a visiting card.

next episode: Syrecuse

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Jeroen Bosch - The Garden of Earthly Delights (Prado Madrid)

The Garden of Earthly Delights is a triptych by Jeroen (Hieronymus) Bosch (aka El Bosco in Spain), created between 1490 and 1510.  There will be a large exhibition at his place of birth Den Bosch since we're living 500 years after his death in (you guessed it) 1516.

Visit this link to have more info about the painting and to see it in very close detail: (with sounds).

next episode: cdv

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Joan Clarkson

Joan Clarkson, 1920 (National Portrait Gallery, London)

Actress Joan Clarkson (IMDb), who we last encountered in this post. She played in several revues, a.o. 'Cochran's 1930 Revue' by the London theatrical producer Charles Cochran, who called her "his beautiful English rose".

The White Dress - a Portrait of Joan Clarkson, 1935,
by the Hungarian painter Philip de László (1869-1937) (Bridgeman Art Library)

next episode: a captain

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Die Karlskirche im Winter

Die Karlskirche im Winter. Vienna, 1912. Watercolor aquarel by Adolf Hitler.

Karlskirche, Vienna. 2010, Photo by RfA.

next episode: Ophelia


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