Tag Archives: 19th Century

1939: Revolt

Hale Woodruff’s murals commemorating the revolt on the Spanish slave ship Amistad were installed in Talladega College’s Savery Library in 1939, the centennial of the uprising. The first mural depicts the moment when, on or about July 1, 1839, kidnapped … Continue reading

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1639: Thoughts

From a letter written by James Howell, 17 March 1639: Having got into a close field, I cast my face upward, and…began to contemplate as I was in this posture the vast magnitude of the universe and what proportion this … Continue reading

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1885: Foundry

P. S. Krøyer: The Iron Foundry, Burmeister and Wain (1885)

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1802: The Eagle

William Blake: Headpiece to “The Eagle,” an illustration for William Hayley’s Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals (1802).

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1876: In the Woods

Alexander Wyant: In the Woods (ca. 1875-1876)

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1810: A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom

A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)

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1919: Queen Alice

Illustrations from a 1919 photoplay edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (source). The photos are stills from the 1915 silent film adaptation of the books, which starred Viola Savoy as Alice.

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1800: Portrait of an Eye

Eye portrait brooches from early 19th century England. All at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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1895: Moon over the Forest

Charles Warren Eaton: Moon over the Forest (c 1895)

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1894: River

Peder Mørk Mønsted: A Summer River Landscape (1894)

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