Daily Archives: May 23, 2007

Gilded autochrome

Portrait (thought to be of Charlotte Spaulding) autochrome photograph Edward Steichen, circa 1908 This is almost as good as discovering an unknown Klimt! Two Steichen autochromes (primitive color photographs) were recently donated to the George Eastman House collection of historic … Continue reading

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Queen and House

Wonderful Hugh Laurie (of House, M.D.) was honored by the Queen today. Between this and the season finale of Lost, it’s a good night for the only two television shows I bother following anymore.

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“Poems, like birds, are everywhere”

Animal Locomotion plate 770 (detail) collotype Eadweard Muybridge, 1887 The latest edition of I and the Bird is presented by Via Negativa as a fine found poem: The afternoon lull had set in, but we pressed on. We spotted the … Continue reading

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