Tag Archives: Portraits

1845: Daguerreotype with Daguerreotypes

Portrait of a Daguerreotypist Displaying Daguerreotypes and Cases, 1845, maker unknown. (source)

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1910: Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a woman by an unknown photographer; Senegal, c. 1910. Her hair style is called nguuka. “Created using black wool to produce two symmetrical voluminous spheres held by a textile on top of the head, this hairdo became popular … Continue reading

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1776: The Resurrection of the Universal Friend

Born in Rhode Island in 1752, Jemima Wilkinson would become, at the age of 25, the first American-born woman to found a religious group—following what she claimed was her death and resurrection. She abandoned her birth name, asked to be … Continue reading

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1998: Qajar

Shadi Ghadrian: Qajar #3 (1998) (source)

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1793: Charity

William Beechey: Portrait of Sir Francis Ford’s Children Giving a Coin to a Beggar Boy (c. 1793)

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1919: Buffer Girls

William Rothenstein: Buffer Girls (1919) “Buffer girls” were women workers in the Sheffield metal industries who polished cutlery and silverware.

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1898: Self-Portrait with Demons

James Ensor: Poster for the Salon: Self-Portrait with Demons (1898) (source)

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