to find such light

Art images, with contextual text where available,
collated from various sources by typefaceandintent.

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March 2, 2014 9:40 pm
museumuesum:

Edward Steichen
Olympic diver Katherine Rawls, 1931
Gelatin silver print

museumuesum:

Edward Steichen

Olympic diver Katherine Rawls, 1931

Gelatin silver print

4:38 am
Raymond Briggs, illustration for The Princess and the Pea, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.

Raymond Briggs, illustration for The Princess and the Pea, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.

(Source: tygertale.wordpress.com)

February 23, 2014 12:00 pm
slightly:

'The Town to Let': A cartoon from a local newspaper, The Looker On, 1919 (Gloucestershire County Library)
(via Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum)

slightly:

'The Town to Let': A cartoon from a local newspaper, The Looker On, 1919 (Gloucestershire County Library)

(via Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum)

February 8, 2014 12:22 am
Lewis C. Hine, Icarus atop Empire State Building, 1931.

Lewis C. Hine, Icarus atop Empire State Building, 1931.

(Source: theguardian.com)

January 27, 2014 12:00 pm January 26, 2014 12:19 am January 21, 2014 12:00 pm
August, 1945. A billboard at Oak Ridge Facility in Tennessee warns people to keep silent about anything they see or hear there. Oak Ridge was a town built in 1942 to house workers and the laboratory that developed the Manhattan Project – the secret second world war program that built the atomic bomb. [G]

August, 1945. A billboard at Oak Ridge Facility in Tennessee warns people to keep silent about anything they see or hear there. Oak Ridge was a town built in 1942 to house workers and the laboratory that developed the Manhattan Project – the secret second world war program that built the atomic bomb. [G]

November 30, 2013 11:00 pm
Virginia Schau, Rescue on Pit River Bridge, 1954.

Paul Overby, one of two drivers trapped in the cab of a truck, is pulled to safety by a rope on the Pit River Bridge, over Shasta Lake, California on 3 May 1953. Overby and co-driver Hank Baum were rescued moments before the cab crashed and burned the rocks below. Virginia Schau was on fishing trip when she saw the accident, she grabbed her camera as her husband and another motorist rescued the drivers. Schau’s photo won the $10 prize in the Sacramento Bee’s weekly photo contest as well as making her the first woman and second amateur to win the Pulitzer prize for photography. [G]

Virginia Schau, Rescue on Pit River Bridge, 1954.

Paul Overby, one of two drivers trapped in the cab of a truck, is pulled to safety by a rope on the Pit River Bridge, over Shasta Lake, California on 3 May 1953. Overby and co-driver Hank Baum were rescued moments before the cab crashed and burned the rocks below. Virginia Schau was on fishing trip when she saw the accident, she grabbed her camera as her husband and another motorist rescued the drivers. Schau’s photo won the $10 prize in the Sacramento Bee’s weekly photo contest as well as making her the first woman and second amateur to win the Pulitzer prize for photography. [G]

November 26, 2013 12:01 pm
Young people on a hillside above Port Talbot, Benbow, 1981.

Young people on a hillside above Port Talbot, Benbow, 1981.

(Source: collections.vam.ac.uk)

November 25, 2013 12:00 pm
Don McPhee, Orgreave, Yorkshire, 1984.

Striking miner, George ‘Geordie’ Brealey, confronts a line of police officers while wearing a toy helmet at Orgreave coaking plant near Rotherham, Yorkshire. The subsequent outbreak of violence between police and pickets, known as the ‘battle of Orgreave’, was one of the most bloody and controversial of the 1984-85 miner’s strike. [G]

Don McPhee, Orgreave, Yorkshire, 1984.

Striking miner, George ‘Geordie’ Brealey, confronts a line of police officers while wearing a toy helmet at Orgreave coaking plant near Rotherham, Yorkshire. The subsequent outbreak of violence between police and pickets, known as the ‘battle of Orgreave’, was one of the most bloody and controversial of the 1984-85 miner’s strike. [G]