Life in the Long 19th Century, Photographs

Photograph: 1913 family picnic, colour

Life in the Long Nineteenth Century Photograph #1 1913: The family of Mervyn O'Gorman, an enthusiastic amateur photographer. A picnic in Dorset, England. Early colour Autochrome Lumière. The long exposure time required may explain the slightly bored looks. For context the following were published in 1913: Fiction Arnold Bennett – The Regent Algernon Blackwood –… Continue reading Photograph: 1913 family picnic, colour

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Carl Spitzweg (1808 –1885). The Poor Poet. Der Arme Poet.
Books & art, Readers reading

Painting: The Poor Poet (1839)

Readers reading #5 The Poor Poet (1839) – By Carl Spitzweg (1808 –1885). Neue Pinakothek (New Pinakothek), Munich, Germany. There's a man who has the right priorities. Little furniture, but plenty of books. Leaky roof, but no matter as he has an umbrellor. A poet? Not much new quality written that year. For some context… Continue reading Painting: The Poor Poet (1839)