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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • The Fisherman's Return

    • Cameron, Julia Margaret, 1815-1879, 1815-1879
    • Photograph of a man and woman wearing rustic costumes and surrounded by basketry and other domestic objects. The Fisherman’s Return is one half of a series by Cameron; the other half is the Fisherman’s Farewell, of the same year.
    • Portrait photography; Costume; Fishers; Fishers' spouses; Women photographers; Albumen paper print
    • Wild Flowers

    • Anthony, Mark
    • This image shows a young girl, her gaze directed at the camera, dressed in a costume from an earlier era. She carries a bonnet and flowers. There is a double-sided one page accompaniment to this photograph which has descriptive information and a...
    • Figure; Albumen paper print; Children's clothing; Girls; Girl's clothing
    • Pressure Ridge, Scott Base, Antarctica

    • Campbell, Joyce
    • From the series, Last Light: Antarctic Photographs, taken when Campbell traveled to the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. "The series makes allusion to the interconnectedness of natural systems and human intervention and complicates the simplistic...
    • Black-and-white photography; Arctic regions; Ecology; Ross Sea (Antarctica); Snow; Ice; Women photographers
    • Lathkil Dale

    • Goddard, Emerson
    • A winter landscape showing the ruins of a structure with a stone foundation, and trees devoid of leaves. The ground is covered with a light dusting of snow. Lathkil Dale is the river valley of the Lathkil River in England.
    • Black-and-white photography; Winter; Landscape; Trees in art
    • 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)
    • Profile of Thomas Carlyle

    • Cameron, Julia Margaret, 1815-1879, 1815-1879
    • Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) is the celebrated Victorian era essayist, satirist, historian, and philosopher. Of Scottish birth, Carlyle was raised Calivinist, and then came to critique Christianity in his work while still maintaining his faith,...
    • Portrait photography; Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881; Women photographers
    • Ruth St. Denis (In Geisha Dress)

    • Weston, Edward, 1886-1958
    • Ruth St. Denis in costume for a Japanese Dance of the Genroku Period. Though this image seems to be staged rather than taken from an actual performance, St. Denis did have a number of dances in which she wore Japanese Geisha costumes. The most...
    • Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968; Dance costume; Kimonos; Photography-California
    • Sir John Herschel

    • Cameron, Julia Margaret, 1815-1879
    • Photogravure from ""Sun Artists"". Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) is the celebrated English mathematician and astronomer. He also made great contributions to the improvement of photographic processes, including the cyanotype and...
    • Herschel, John F.W., Sir, (1792-1871); Mathematicians-England; Astronomers-England; Photogravure; Portrait photography; Women photographers
    • 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
    • Creitz Farm, Adrian, Texas

    • Chamlee, Paula, 1944-
    • Desolate farmland. Scene is divided in half by a distant fence line - with clouds in the top portion and dried up farmland in the bottom portion. Foreground includes remnants of cement foundation, a collapsed clothes line and a pump (?).
    • Landscape; Farms; Documentary photography; Women photographers
    • Zoe

    • Cameron, Julia Margaret, 1815-1879, 1815-1879
    • Portrait of a woman wearing an ornate headband and a long beaded (possibly pearls?) necklace wrapped around the neck multiple times. Zoe was a heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. She was reputed to be shy until the Turks attacked...
    • Albumen paper print; Portrait; Portrait photography; Headbands; Hair ornaments; Necklaces; Women photographers
    • Untitled, 2005

    • Crewdson, Gregory
    • The photograph depicts a somewhat messy interior space, perhaps a hotel room. There are several open suitcases on the bed and bedside table, and clothes are visible in the closet, which has been left open. The high ceiling and stage lighting in the...
    • Color photography; Color print; Female nude in art; Photography of the nude; Bedroom furniture
    • John Henning

    • Hill, David Octavius, 1802-1870; Adamson, Robert, 1821-1848
    • Elderly man (John Henning) wearing a wide brimmed hat holding a long pole. A woman is behind a barred window near him. Unmounted.
    • Women's clothing; Men's clothing; Salted paper print; Henning, John, 1771-1851; Portrait photography
    • Mexico (24)

    • Lange, Jessica
    • While Lange considers her photographic work to be far removed from her film career, the pictures produced do have an appropriately cinematic quality to them. Her images of Mexico, swell with a quiet stillness, a sense of arrested time. Mexico (24)...
    • Black-and-white photography; Sidewalks; Doors
    • Mexico (26)

    • Lange, Jessica
    • While Lange considers her photographic work to be far removed from her film career, the pictures produced do have an appropriately cinematic quality to them. Her images of Mexico, demonstrated in Mexico (24) and Mexico (26) swell with a quiet...
    • Black-and-white photography;Dogs; Sky; Electric lines
    • Ruth St. Denis (Nautch Dance)

    • Anonymous
    • Portrait of dancer Ruth St. Denis in her Indian-inspired "Nautch Dance." Though nautch dancing originated in northern Indian temples, over time it progressed to palaces, and eventually to the streets. St. Denis appropriated basic movements from...
    • Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968; Dance costume; Postcards

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