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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Ephedrine from Ephedra Californica

    • Campbell, Joyce
    • A close-up view of the ephedrine plant, which has various naturopathic properties. The photograph is an ambrotype: a 19th-century photographic technology involving printing on glass, producing an original (positive) image. From the series LA...
    • Black-and-white photography; Women photographers; California-Pictorial works; Photography-California; Nature
    • Beverly Hills Chauffeur, 1975

    • Friedkin, Anthony
    • A driver in sunglasses and hat smiles from the passenger seat of a limousine. This black and white photograph is part of the series, The Beverly Hills Essay 1975.
    • Black-and-white photography; Limousines; Professional motor vehicle drivers; Photography-California
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Ruth St. Denis in "Nautch Dance"

    • Anonymous
    • Portrait of 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 street...
    • Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968; Dance costume; Postcards
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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