Tag Archives: Drawing

1999: Under the Gowanus

Rackstraw Downes: Under the Gowanus with Sanitation Department Towers (1999) Gowanus is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. “The Gowanus Expressway, which serves as the southern extension of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, also connects the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel approach, the Prospect Expressway (NY 27), … Continue reading

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1914: Honour Has Come Back, as a King, to Earth

Harry Clarke: “Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,” illustration for Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Dead” in The Year’s at the Spring; an Anthology of Recent Poetry (1920). The poem was first published in 1914, in the autumn … Continue reading

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1929: The Metropolis of Tomorrow

Hugh Ferriss: Illustration from The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929) (source)

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1850: The Last Hoopoe Starling

FREGILUPUS VARIA As long ago as 1674 a note about the “Huppe” exists, by “Le Sieur D.B.,” i.e., Dubois. He says, when describing the birds of Réunion (translated): “Hoopoes or ‘Callendres,’ having a white tuft on the head, the rest … Continue reading

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1875: Flight

“Lunar halo and luminescent cross observed during the balloon Zénith’s long distance flight from Paris to Arcachon in March, 1875.” drawn between 1875 and 1880, possibly by Albert Tissandier (source)

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1903: The Hierophant was Petrifying

Walt MacDougall: Illustration for “MacDougall’s Stories for Good Children,” February 22, 1903 (source)

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1918: It Is Well that No Protection Be Afforded the Bird

The Common Crow (corvus brachyrhynchos); frontispiece of The Crow and Its Relation to Man (E. R. Kalmbach, 1918). When feeding on injurious insects, crustaceans, rodents, and carrion, and when dispersing seeds of beneficial plants, the crow is working largely for … Continue reading

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