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Tag Archives: 19th Century
Peder Mørk Mønsted: A Summer River Landscape (1894)
Levi Wells Prentice: Untitled [Night Scene, Smith’s Lake]; I guessed at the date.
The most photographed American of the 19th century was Frederick Douglass. In an 1861 lecture, Douglass said that with the advent of photography, Men of all conditions may see themselves as others see them. What was once the exclusive luxury … Continue reading
Janus La Cour: Quiet Summer Evening by the River Mouth (1892)
Curious Dreams A writer in the “Argos” says: “I remember when a boy, sleeping in a strange house, in an old-fashioned room, with an oaken store cupboard over the bed. I dreamed that I was being murdered; the assassin struck … Continue reading
Henri-Joseph Harpignies: Moonrise (1885)
William Trost Richards: Moonrise over the Beach; I made up the date.