Tag Archives: Children

1649: Descartes’s Wooden Daughter

When Descartes resided in Holland, with great labour and industry he made a female Automaton—which occasioned some wicked wits to publish that he had an illegitimate daughter, named Franchine—to prove demonstratively that beasts have no souls, and that they are … Continue reading

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1947: Comic Books

Ruth Orkin: Comic Book Readers, New York City, 1947

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1910: Photographer

C. R. Tucker: Dorothy Tucker (1905-1910)

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1665: Fleas

Gerard ter Borch: Boy Ridding his Dog of Fleas (1665)

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1799: Girl with Portfolio

Guillaume Guillon-Lethiere: Girl with Portfolio (1799)

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1964: Books

Paul Strand: Anna Attinga Frafra, Acca, Ghana (1964)

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1970: Confrontation

Hughie Lee Smith: Confrontation (c. 1970)

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