Don’t blink or you’ll miss the TINY HORSE in this photo album of Angelica Archipenko’s. No, not the big white one. The one that is TOO TINY FOR HIS OWN GOOD.
Photograph album documenting travels through the United States and Canada, 1925. Alexander Archipenko papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Reblogging an old post of ours because I am feeling uninventive today. But also because this tiny horse deserves more internet fame than the 11 notes & reblogs s/he currently has. Go, tiny horse! Capture the hearts of the people!
Boost for the tiny horse! I especially like the look the large horse is giving him.
Libraries. With their truth and debunking.
Portrait of Betty Spenser a Spae Wife of St Andrews, possibly by Thomas Rodger, but we’re not sure. A ‘Spae Wife’ was often considered a prophetess, a seer, a witch, scryer, or a wise woman of the town. A neat little find, but this albumen print from the 1860’s is in rough condition; we’ll take good care of her now. (GPS-SpenceB-1) - RN
Learned something new today. Great portrait photograph of an old woman with a lot of character.
So we have been a bit silent as of late, a situation I aim to rectify as I stick my nose back in the collections. This striking image popped out at me as I was going through an acquisition related to Robert Turnbull. This albumen print from India ca. 1865 adds to the growing list of resources relating to representations of the Orient, and the East through photography. They are quite captivating and in wonderful condition, so you may see more of them on here in the coming weeks as I work on digitising and cataloging more of our hidden gems. -RN (at St Andrews Special Collections)
Lovely portrait photograph of a girl from India in 1865 (or so).
JANUARY 30, 1882: FDR BORN
On this day in 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born.
During his presidency, the majority of the country did not know President Roosevelt was handicapped.
“When he met Orson Welles, he said ‘Orson, you and I are the two best actors in America,’” says biographer Hugh Gallagher. “And he was right.”
Watch this clip from American Experience, “FDR on Lying: Hiding a Disability.”
A “conspiracy of consent.” People really do see what they want to see.
I know I have reblogged this before, but my hand moved by itself I swear it.
Guillermo del Totoro directs Pacific Rim - A DRAMATIC RE-ENACTMENT