Tag Archives: 1870’s

1878: Pyramid

Ivan Aivazovsky: The Great Pyramid of Giza (1878)

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1879: Alice

George Dunlop Leslie: Alice in Wonderland (c. 1879) Alas! it was too late to wish that! She went on growing, and growing, and very soon had to kneel down on the floor: in another minute there was not even room … Continue reading

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1874: Lost Beauties

A few entries from Charles Mackay’s Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets, Clergymen and Public Speakers (1874): Airt, the quarter from which the wind blows. “Helter skelter from a’ airts, In swarms the country drives.” … Continue reading

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1876: Versions

Gustave Caillebotte: The Floor Scrapers (1875)   Gustave Caillebotte: The Floor Scrapers (1876)

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1871: Channel

John Brett: The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs (1871)

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1871: Hot Spring

William Henry Jackson: Jupiter Terraces at Mammoth Hot Spring (1871); Jackson’s photographs were instrumental in convincing the US Congress to create Yellowstone National Park.

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1924: That’s What the Leaves Murmured

Diaz’s Forest In a forest painted by Diaz, a little motherkin and her child stood still. They were now a good hour from the village. Gnarled trunks spoke a primeval tongue. The mother said to her child: “In my opinion, … Continue reading

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