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Gibson Girls - much more fun than previously thought
c. 1910 I fought to get this one. I love the shorter girl's face - it's such a joyful picture! They must be visiting Coney Island or some other early-1900s hot spot for the young in the summer. The swimsuits are great examples of early bathing suits. Must have been hellish for the girls trying to swim in that! If anyone can read the text on the guys' swimsuits or recognize anything in the background, let me know. I'd love to know more about where these fun young people were and what they…
Veronica in Bloom - William Henry Fox Talbot - James Hyman: Fine Art and Photographs
This print is watermarked \'J. Whatman 1840\'One of Talbots greatest photographs. Exceptional contrast and clarity. Comparable to a plant study in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) was a British inventor who pioneered the development of photography. In January 1839, Talbot presented his discoveries of \'photogenic drawing\' to the Royal Institution. He then produced the first calotype in 1841: the first negative-positive process making possible multiple…
A selection of images from the Library of Congress of decaying daguerreotypes whose photographic fixing was far from permanent - like the people they captured the images too were subject to change and decay.
William Henry Fox Talbot | [The Oriel Window, South Gallery, Lacock Abbey] | The Met
Artist: William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock). Date: probably 1835. Medium: Paper negative. Dimensions: Sheet: 8.5 × 11.6 cm (3 3/8...