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Photo of the Day – 12/07/16 (Abandoned Rooftop Quote)

Daily Photo — “Abandoned Rooftop Quote”

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From a rooftop of an abandoned building in North Philadelphia.

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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/06/16 (D.C. Tenement: 1935)

Daily Photo — “D.C. Tenement: 1935”

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There is so much going on in this photo, it would take some time to soak it all in.  I am especially taken by the juxtaposition of the tenement with the dome of the US Capitol and all it symbolizes rising in the background.

Summer 1935. “Washington, D.C., alley dwelling. The clutter of filth, debris and tin cans all have highly utilitarian purposes. Many of the houses are without gas, water, or electric connections.” Note the Capitol dome at the top of the frame. Harris & Ewing glass negative

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Posted by on December 6, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Daily Photo — 12/02/2016 “Night Scene, Cumberland Glass Works. Bridgeton, N.J.: 1909”

Daily Photo — “Night Scene, Cumberland Glass Works. Bridgeton, N.J.: 1909”

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I love this one, not only because it is local, but because of some unique things in the photo itself.  The photo was taken at night so a longer exposure was needed to capture a good image.  As a result you capture blur from motion — most notably in the boy just to the right of center and in the center boy’s hand as he works the glass.  What you really need to do to appreciate this, however, is zoom in on the boy to the far left — notice anything interesting about his eyes?

November, 1909. “Night Scene, Cumberland Glass Works. Bridgeton, N.J.” Photo by Lewis Hine.

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Photo of the Day – 12/01/16 (Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924)

Daily Photo — “Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924”

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I love not only the snapshot of the office at work and the technology these ladies are using, but little details like the full hat and coat racks and open windows with fans blasting in late November!  Let’s not even bring up how much “computing” has changed in the past 90 years…

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Computing Division, soldiers’ bonus.” Clerks at the “Bonus Bureau” calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/22/16 (Taking a Shine: 1941)

Daily Photo — “Taking a Shine: 1941”

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April 1941. “Shoeshine, 47th Street, Chicago’s main Negro business street.” 35mm negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Resettlement Administration.

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Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Artwork of the Day – 10/29/15 (The Twist, Thomas Hart Benton)

Daily Artwork — “The Twist, Thomas Hart Benton, 1964”

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1964 — The Twist. Polymer Tempera on Canvas. American Realism or Regionalism style. Thomas Hart Benton (1889 – 1975). Private Collection.

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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Daily Art

 

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Artwork of the Day – 10/28/15 (Office in a Small City, Edward Hopper)

Daily Artwork — “Office in a Small City, Edward Hopper, 1953”

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1953 — Office in a Small City. Oil on Canvas. New Realism style. Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

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Posted by on October 28, 2015 in Daily Art

 

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