Friday, October 1, 2010

Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry

Afghan Girl
by Steve McCurry
used as cover for June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine
Kodachrome color slide film


higher res:

Copyright. Steve McCurry. For educational use only

Sharbat Gula (Pashto: شربت ګله, literally "Flower Sherbet") (pronounced [ˈʃaɾbat]) (born ca. 1972) is an Afghan woman who was the subject of a famous photograph by journalist Steve McCurry. Gula was living in a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan during the time of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan when she was photographed. The image brought her recognition when it was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine, at a time when she was approximately 12 years old. Gula was known throughout the world simply as the Afghan Girl until she was formally identified in early 2002.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wilbur & Orville Wright, Side view of flight 41

Wilbur & Orville Wright
Side view of flight 41, showing the machine traveling to the right, with double horizontal rudder in front and double vertical rudder behind, as Orville flew 12 miles; Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio
Dry plate glass negative
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Edward Muybridge animated gif

Edward Muybridge
Animated gif of Horse Locomotion
click here for the animation

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Clara Barton by Mathew B. Brady

Clara Barton
by Mathew B. Brady
c. 1865

Egypt: Gizeh, Magic Lantern Slide

Egypt: Gizeh
no date
Magic Lantern Slide
Brooklyn Museum, Libraries and Archives: Lantern Slide Collection

Monday, February 22, 2010

Untitled, Storeyville Portraits, #17 by Bellocq

Untitled, Storeyville Portraits, #17
E. J. Bellocq
ca. 1911-1913, printed after 1967
gelatin silver print on gold-toned paper
sheet: 10 x 8 in
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of William and Sandra Christenberry