Max Ernst, photographed by Frederick Sommer, 1946, Gelatin silver print. This image of Surrealist painter Max Ernst posed against a weathered wooden wall has been overprinted with a negative of a rough, water-worn rock surface. This artwork is part of Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop.
Circus: The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier Clown, 1902 This unnamed clown was part of the “merry clowns in ludicrous and grotesque antics” on the Walter L. Main, Big Fashion Plate Shows, “an Organization in Keeping with the Century.”
Queen Victoria commissioned marble copies of her children's forearms and feet. The carvings were based on a plaster cast made from moulds taken while the child slept. This is the hand of Victoria, Princess Royal.
first_trolley_ls_12357.jpg-First Trolley-1890s Los Angeles- in Los Angeles, an English photographer named Frederick Hamer Maude delivered popular magic lantern lectures about the American Southwest fom the 1890s through the first half of the 20th century. Maude amassed a huge collection of hand-colored lantern slides – now part of the Braun Research Library Collection at the Autry Museum of the American West, along with his hand-written lecture notes – from which the following images are…