V-J Day in Times Square

V-J Day in Times Square

V-J Day in Times Square By Alfred Eisenstaedt August 14, 1945 V-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays a U.S. Navy sailor embracing and kissing a total stranger—a dental assistant—on Victory over Japan Day (“V-J Day”) in...
Belly Dancer

Belly Dancer

Belly Dancer By Unknown, Date Unknown Belly dance (Egyptian Arabic: رقص بلدى, translated: Dance of the Country/Folk Dance, romanized: Raks/Raas Baladi) is a dance that has its origins in Egypt.[1][2] It features movements of the hips and torso.[3] It has evolved to...
Sergeant Dawson and his Daughter

Sergeant Dawson and his Daughter

Sergeant Dawson and his Daughter John Jabez Edwin Mayall 1855 Photograph of Sergeant Thomas Dawson with his daughter. He is sitting on a bench with right arm around his young daughter who is standing between his legs with a walking stick tucked under her right...
The Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Valley of the Shadow of Death Roger Fenton 1855 Valley of the Shadow of Death is a photograph by Roger Fenton, taken on April 23, 1855, during the Crimean War. It is one of the most well-known images of war. Roger Fenton was sent by Thomas Agnew of Agnew &...
Charles Debureau as Pierrot

Charles Debureau as Pierrot

The Mime Charles Deburau as Pierrot Nadar 1854 Jean-Charles Deburau (February 15, 1829 – December 19, 1873) was an important French mime, the son and successor of the legendary Jean-Gaspard Deburau, who was immortalized as Baptiste the Pierrot in Marcel Carné’s...
The Haystack

The Haystack

The Haystack William Henry Fox Talbot 1844 William Henry Fox Talbot FRS FRSE FRAS (/ˈtɔːlbət/; 11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was an English scientist, inventor and photography pioneer who invented the salted paper and calotype processes, precursors to...
Self‐Portrait as a Drowned Man

Self‐Portrait as a Drowned Man

Self‐Portrait as a Drowned Man Hippolyte Bayard 1840 Hippolyte Bayard (20 January 1801 – 14 May 1887) was a French photographer and pioneer in the history of photography. He invented his own process that produced direct positive paper prints in the camera and...
Boulevard du Temple, Paris

Boulevard du Temple, Paris

Boulevard du Temple, Paris Louis Daguerre 1839 An early example of a “daguerreotype.” Paris Boulevard is a significant step in the development of photography. Taken in 1839 by Louis-Jacques Mande Daguerre, the photograph depicts a seemingly empty street in Paris. The...
Inside South Gallery

Inside South Gallery

Windows From Inside South Gallery William Henry Fox Talbot 1835 The earliest surviving photographic negative and the earliest surviving paper photograph. William Henry Fox Talbot 11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877 was an English scientist, inventor and photography...
Window at Le Gras

Window at Le Gras

View from the Window at Le Gras Nicéphore Niépce 1826 The oldest surviving camera photograph. ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’ was taken by Niépce in 1826 and took an exposure time of eight hours. In January 1839, two rivals, the Frenchman Louis Daguerre and the...
Steerage

Steerage

The Steerage by Alfred Stieglitz 1907 The Steerage is a black and white photograph taken by Alfred Stieglitz in 1907. It has been hailed as one of the greatest photographs of all time because it captures in a single image both a formative document of its time and one...
Man Jumping the Puddle

Man Jumping the Puddle

Man Jumping the Puddle Henri Cartier-Bresson 1930 Place de l’Europe is one of Cartier-Bresson’s most successful images. The snapshot of a man gleefully hopping over a flooded area in Paris captures the moment just before the man’s heel hits the...
Gypse Girl

Gypse Girl

Gypse Girl Unknown Photographer & Date The Roaring 20s era continuously proves to be one of the most extravagant time periods America has yet to see. Between the new motion pictures and glamorous estates of the wealthy it is quite easy to see why. The fashion of...
Wake up America!

Wake up America!

Wake up America! Civilization calls every man, woman and child! Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960 Poster shows a woman dressed in Stars & Stripes, symbolizing America asleep. Published N.Y. : The Hegeman Print, 1917.            ...
Lillian Russell

Lillian Russell

Title[Lillian Russell, 1861-1922, bust portrait, facing right, wearing plumed hat]Contributor NamesMorrison, W. M. (William McKenzie), 1857-1927, photographerCreated / Publishedc1898.Subject Headings-  Russell, Lillian,–1861-1922-  Hats–1890-1900Notes- ...
Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Title[Helen Keller with two-year-old Donald Hart on board the ocean liner Independence after the ship docked in New York] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Ed Ford.Contributor NamesFord, Ed, photographerCreated / Published1956.Subject Headings-  Keller,...
The Balloon Zénith

The Balloon Zénith

Title[The balloon Zénith at sunrise or sunset, with five passengers during a long distance flight from Paris to Arcachon in March, 1875]Created / Published[between 1875 and 1880]Subject Headings-  Balloons (Aircraft)–French–1870-1880-  Sunrises &...
Afgan Girl

Afgan Girl

Afghan Girl Afghan Girl is a 1984 photographic portrait of Sharbat Gula (Pashto: شربت ګله‎) (pronounced [ˈʃaɾbat]) (born c. 1972), also known as Sharbat Bibi, taken by photojournalist Steve McCurry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Girl Florescent Hallway Cement...
June Days Uprising

June Days Uprising

June Days Uprising The June Days uprising (French: les journées de Juin) was an uprising staged by French workers from 22 to 26 June 1848.[1] It was in response to plans to close the National Workshops, created by the Second Republic in order to provide work and a...
Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong: the first man on the moon Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer, and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor....