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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
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
P. S. Krøyer: The Iron Foundry, Burmeister and Wain (1885)
William Blake: Headpiece to “The Eagle,” an illustration for William Hayley’s Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals (1802).
Alexander Wyant: In the Woods (ca. 1875-1876)
A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)
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.
Eye portrait brooches from early 19th century England. All at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Charles Warren Eaton: Moon over the Forest (c 1895)
Peder Mørk Mønsted: A Summer River Landscape (1894)