Postcard from the Taylor, Platt Co., New York, N.Y., 1905

Postcard from the Taylor, Platt Co., New York, N.Y., 1905


virtual-artifacts:

Incense box in the form of a hare, 19th century, Japan

virtual-artifacts:

Incense box in the form of a hare, 19th century, Japan

(via japaneseaesthetics)


In 1883, art historian Louis Gonse published L’art Japonais with illustrations by Henri Guérard, an etcher and woodcut artist. Among the treasures on those pages, these incense burners.


Inmates playing chess, state prison, Jackson, Michigan, 1952. Photographer uncredited.

Inmates playing chess, state prison, Jackson, Michigan, 1952. Photographer uncredited.


uispeccoll:

[Wish you were here] / by Emily Martin.  [Iowa City, Iowa : Naughty Dog Press, 1996]

Consists of 21 envelopes and 57 postcards commemorating the artist’s trip to Wales and mailed to Iowa City, Iowa. The postcards, numbered sequentially from 1 to 57, are distributed in groups of 3 in the envelopes, each set forming one continuous communication. Each envelope also contains some memento from the trip, e.g., an airline boarding pass, a hotel receipt, a parking ticket, etc. Postmarked chiefly from Cardiff, Wales, the envelopes are joined to each other by interlocking loops cut from their ends and hinged together by a series of red and yellow pencils.

N7433.4.M364 W5 1996 

Emily Martin teaches in the University of Iowa Center for the Book. ( uicb ).

So wonderful.


“Murano, when we approached, seemed even more deeply steeped in color and indolence, but the glass factory which we entered, as if it had been a cave, directly from the Lagoon, was… a scene of persistent production by magicians in white paper caps, who stood behind long tables, manipulating with easy grace their simple tools and small furnaces… I knew for the rest of my life then, as we floated away at an even richer hour, that I had been witnessing the only way of producing the best things of their kind, in what are unjustly called the ‘lesser arts.’ A few skilled workmen, in an appropriate and natural environment, working upon individual pieces, with always the possibility of individual invention, is the true, the right, productive group. There is no other way to carry on the union of brain and hand, of which the storehouse of the ages attests the value.”
– From Background with Figures: Autobiography of Cecilia Beaux (1930)

“Murano, when we approached, seemed even more deeply steeped in color and indolence, but the glass factory which we entered, as if it had been a cave, directly from the Lagoon, was… a scene of persistent production by magicians in white paper caps, who stood behind long tables, manipulating with easy grace their simple tools and small furnaces… I knew for the rest of my life then, as we floated away at an even richer hour, that I had been witnessing the only way of producing the best things of their kind, in what are unjustly called the ‘lesser arts.’ A few skilled workmen, in an appropriate and natural environment, working upon individual pieces, with always the possibility of individual invention, is the true, the right, productive group. There is no other way to carry on the union of brain and hand, of which the storehouse of the ages attests the value.”

– From Background with Figures: Autobiography of Cecilia Beaux (1930)


paintingsforants:

Day 237 : Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie has a petting zoo where little ones can pet goats, sheep, ducks, rabbits and ponies (to name a few!). 🐇 13 x 28 mm. #365postcardsforants #wdc624 #miniature #watercolour #rabbit #bunny #imhofffarm #kommetjie #capetown #art (at Imhoff Farm Kommetjie)

This woman’s work continues to delight and amaze me.

paintingsforants:

Day 237 : Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie has a petting zoo where little ones can pet goats, sheep, ducks, rabbits and ponies (to name a few!). 🐇 13 x 28 mm. #365postcardsforants #wdc624 #miniature #watercolour #rabbit #bunny #imhofffarm #kommetjie #capetown #art (at Imhoff Farm Kommetjie)

This woman’s work continues to delight and amaze me.


“There is nothing that I detest so much in a man as lying. If he hasn’t the courage to tell the truth, let him at least keep his mouth entirely closed. I don’t believe that any man ever lost anything in the long run by telling the truth. At the same time, I don’t think any man ever gained anything in the long run by telling a lie.”
– Admiral George Dewey, quoted in Leaders of Men (1902)

“There is nothing that I detest so much in a man as lying. If he hasn’t the courage to tell the truth, let him at least keep his mouth entirely closed. I don’t believe that any man ever lost anything in the long run by telling the truth. At the same time, I don’t think any man ever gained anything in the long run by telling a lie.”

– Admiral George Dewey, quoted in Leaders of Men (1902)


I’d love to know the story behind this one.

I’d love to know the story behind this one.


heaveninawildflower:

'Chess' by Leonard Campbell Taylor. Plate from 'The International Studio' 1915 (Volume 55). Published John Lane & Co. New York.
archive.org

Love the sleeping dog.

heaveninawildflower:

'Chess' by Leonard Campbell Taylor. Plate from 'The International Studio' 1915 (Volume 55). Published John Lane & Co. New York.

archive.org

Love the sleeping dog.