Tag Archives: 19th Century

1894: River

Peder Mørk Mønsted: A Summer River Landscape (1894)

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1890: Night Scene

Levi Wells Prentice: Untitled [Night Scene, Smith’s Lake]; I guessed at the date.

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1861: Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

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

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1892: Summer Evening

Janus La Cour: Quiet Summer Evening by the River Mouth (1892)

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1869: Although He Was a Cow

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

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1885: Moonrise

Henri-Joseph Harpignies: Moonrise (1885)

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1895: Moonrise

William Trost Richards: Moonrise over the Beach; I made up the date.

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