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    • LSA (Lysergic Acid Amide) from Morning Glory

    • Campbell, Joyce
    • A close-up photograph of a morning glory plant. The photograph is an ambrotype, a 19th-century photographic technology that produces an original positive. From the series LA Botanical, 2006.
    • Nature; Black-and-white photography; Women photographers; Still-life photography
    • New York Stock Exchange

    • Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971
    • A black-and-white cityscape shot of the New York Stock Exchange building in Manhattan, from the ground looking up.
    • Black-and-white photography; Street photography; New York Stock Exchange; Commercial buildings; Cityscape photography; Women photographers; Architectural photography; Urban life
    • Life Goes On-Antigua

    • Abbott, Gordon C.
    • A group of men and women gathered in a ruined architectural structure.
    • Architecture; Black-and-white photography; Travel photography; Documentary photography; Photogravure
    • Typewriter

    • Buswell, Richard
    • Close-up, black-and-white photograph of a dusty typewriter carriage.
    • Black-and-white photography; Still-life photography; Typewriters
    • Barbara Mullen, Flat Hat, Bare Back, Harper's Bazaar, New York, 1958

    • Bassman, Lillian
    • Barbara Mullen’s celebrated twenty-inch waist is at the center of Flat Hat Bare Back, which Bassman shot for Harper’s Bazaar in 1958. The formal, compositional elements of black-and-white fashion photography, which have since become Bassman’s...
    • Black-and-white photography; Gelatin silver print; Women photographers; Fashion
    • Golden Fox, Blue Fox, Marilyn Ambrose, Harper's Bazaar, Boa by Frederica, 1954

    • Bassman, Lillian
    • Commentary: In Golden Fox, Blue Fox, a photograph which appeared in Harper’s Bazaar in November 1954, Marilyn Ambrose, a prominent model of the time, is seen intimately, her face half in shadow, half in a soft glow of light. Ambrose’s visage is...
    • Black-and-white photography; Gelatin silver print; Women photographers; Fashion
    • Japanese fighting mask

    • Weston, Edward, 1886-1958
    • A photograph of a man wearing a Japanese fighting mask.
    • Photography-California; Black-and-white photography; Costume; Gelatin silver print; Masks-Japan; Costume-Japan; Figure
    • Outhouse, c. 1941

    • Yavno, Max
    • View of a dilapidated outhouse in a Philadelphia slum belonging to a six-family tenement. Taken as part of a project for the Works Progress Administration.
    • Black-and-white photography; Toilets; Abandoned buildings; Brick walls
    • Ruth St. Denis on movie set

    • Anonymous
    • Photograph of Ruth St. Denis with other men and women on a film set. The stage is set to resemble a Middle Eastern bazaar.
    • St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968; Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; Motion pictures-Setting and scenery
    • Woman in White

    • Anderson, William
    • A woman in a white dress and scarf bends over holding a ball placed in a shelf under a full dish rack. Behind the objects is a wood wall that looks to have headless and partially nude female figures with arms outstretched painted on it.
    • Black-and-white photography; Women, Black, in art; Dresses; Scarves; Balls (Sporting goods)
    • Maud Allan

    • Weston, Edward, 1886-1958
    • A portrait of the actress Maud Allan wearing a loose, flowing gown.
    • Allen, Maude, d. 1956; Actresses; Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; Photography-California; Silver gelatin print
    • Ruth St. Denis in "The Incense"

    • Anonymous
    • Photographic postcard of Ruth St. Denis. "The Incense" was an alluring piece that combined a series of slow, rhythmic steps with mesmerizingly fast arm movements. Though St. Denis entered bearing an incense try, as pictured here, she proceeded to...
    • Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968; Dance costume; Women; Postcards
    • Seascape

    • Anonymous
    • An anonymous photo of a seascape. Location unknown.
    • Black-and-white photography; Landscape; Ocean
    • The City of Ambition

    • Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
    • Hazy image in greyscale tones of the City of New York, with skyscrapers and the river. Photogravure printed in Camera Work, volume 36.
    • Black-and-white photography; Photogravure; Cityscape photography; New York (N. Y.); Pictorialism (Photography movement); Urban life
    • Ruth St. Denis in "Lakme"

    • Anonymous
    • Photographic postcard of the dancer Ruth St. Denis, wearing an elaborate costume.
    • Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; Postcards; St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968; Dance costume
    • Untitled (museum), 2007

    • Weems, Carrie Mae, 1953-
    • People walking up and sitting on the steps to the British Museum seem not to notice the tall female figure in a long black dress standing facing them. The figure is most likely Weems. The stairs cut midway through the image on a horizontal line....
    • Black-and-white photography; Women artists, Black; Women, Black, in art; Columns; Stairs; Dresses; British Museum
    • Ruth St. Denis

    • Anonymous
    • Portrait of the dancer Ruth St. Denis in an elaborate costume.
    • Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968; Dance costume
    • Cementerio, Juchitan, Oaxaca

    • Iturbide, Graciela, 1942-
    • A woman carrying a bundle of sticks walking through a cemetery in Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico, superimposed with a flock of birds in flight.
    • Black-and-white photography; Women photographers; Cemeteries; Birds; Photography-Mexico
    • Janitzio

    • Abbott, Gordon C.
    • Fishing nets drying in the sun near Janitzio, Mexico. Several fishermen and a boat are visible in the distance. In the far distance are mountains.
    • Black-and-white photography; Fishers; Gelatin silver print; Photography-Mexico; Travel photography
    • New York

    • Rubinstein, Eva
    • Two nude figures lie entwined on a slim couch.
    • Nude in art; Photography of the nude; Floors, Wooden; Women photographers; Black-and-white photography; Urban life

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