Monday, December 29, 2008


Executed (beheaded) Chinese. Canton, ca 1870.
Photographer: John Thomson.
(Vintage handcoloured albumen print)

Saturday, December 20, 2008



Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1929.

Photographer: Germaine Krull

(Vintage Photogravure)

Thursday, December 18, 2008



Egypt, ca 1877 (Unknown profession).

Photographer: David Robertson, Alexandria

Friday, December 12, 2008



Commune de Paris, 1871 (Pavillon de l'Horloge; Place du Carrousel).

Photographers: Ferrier & Lecadre, Paris

Sunday, December 07, 2008



Climbing the pyramid of Cheops, Egypt, ca 1890.

Photographer: P. Dittrich

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Émile Augier (French writer), ca 1875.
Photographer: Adam-Salomon (As he was also a painter, his photographs are outstanding examples of perfect compositions)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008



Beduines de Ghyzeh (Egypt), ca 1870.

Photographer: W. Hammerschmidt

Wednesday, November 19, 2008



Roma, Via della Pilotta. Ca 1900.

Photographer: Alinari Brothers

Thursday, November 13, 2008



Writing a letter. Ca 1865.

Photographer: Hector de Saedeler, Brussels, Belgium.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Photographer Hector de Saedeler, Brussels, Belgium, ca 1860 (with his camera).
Photographer unknown (selfportrait?).

Friday, October 31, 2008



Father & Son, ca 1865 (Belgium).

Photographer: Hector de Saedeler, Brussels, Belgium

Monday, October 27, 2008



Teresa Furtado, English artist, ca 1870.

Photographer unknown

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008



Procession in Sankt Jakob, Austria, 1934.

Photographer: F. Boiteau (Paris)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008



Vendeur de Couvertures (Cloth vendor), 1870 (Egypt).

Photographer: W. Hammerschmidt.

Sunday, October 12, 2008



Youngsters on the Belgian beach, ca 1910.

(Vernacular photography).

Photographer unknown.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Saturday, October 04, 2008


Portrait of a woman with a bird.
Photographer: Harry Meerson, Paris (ca 1934).

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Abbas, 18 year old Khedive of Egypt (1892).
Photographer unknown.

Friday, September 26, 2008



Cat as photographer (1950's).

Photographer: F. Boldingh, Holland

Friday, September 19, 2008



Landing airship "Graf Zeppelin", Germany ca 1936.

Photographer unknown.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008



Sarah Bernhardt, ca 1876.

Photographer: Nadar (Felix Tournachon)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Shrine Charlemagne (Karlsschrein), Aachen, Germany. Photographer: Jacob Wothly, Aachen (ca 1865). Wothlytype (dead photographic process)

Friday, September 05, 2008


Seamen and sailingboats (1934).
Photographer: Brassaï, Paris.

Monday, September 01, 2008



High-key Nude (ca 1934).

Photographer: Bill Brandt, London

(vintage photogravure)

Friday, August 22, 2008



Railroadbridge (Lekbrug) at Culemborg (Holland),. 1867.

Photographer: Pieter Oosterhuis

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008



Landscape, ca 1933.

Photographer: Marjorie Content, USA



Bohemian nobility women, ca 1870.

Photographer: L. Angerer, Wien (Vienna)

Saturday, August 09, 2008



Black Nubian woman (Egypt, ca 1870).

Photographer unknown

(David Robertson, Photograph Vendor, Alexandria, Egypt)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008



"Obélisque de Cléopâtre", Alexandria - Egypt, ca 1870. (Since 1879 in Central Park, New York).

Photographer: W. Hammerschmidt.

Friday, August 01, 2008



Norway, Hardangerjöklen, ca 1908.

Photographer: Anders Beer Wilse (also earlier active as photographer in Seattle/USA)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008


"Solarisation" (ca 1948).
Photographer: André Thevenet, France.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Barricade against German intruders, France 1914 (WW1).
Photographer unknown.


Professor Young, 1904.

Photographer: James Craig Annan.

(Vintage photogravure)



Hungarian Folk Dancers (Czardas), (no pants), 1938.

Photographer: Fr. Cornelissen, Antwerp.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Leopold Stokowski (conductor), ca 1946.
Photographer: Yousuf Karsh

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008



Girl with umbrella (Pictorial photo) ca 1910.

Photographer: Dwight A. Davis, USA

Sunday, July 06, 2008



Sailingboats off Sandy Hook, USA, 1903.

Photographer unknown.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008



Wooden shoe maker (Holland, 1944).

Photographer: Martien Coppens



Girl, dressed like a joker. Ca 1880.

Photographer unknown (London Stereoscopic Co)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008



Paris 1928, Place de l'Étoile.

Photographer: Germaine Krull.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008



Segovia, Spain. Roman Aquaduct (1920).

Photographer: Otto Wunderlich.

Sunday, June 01, 2008



Man in a room (1981).

Photographer: Paul de Nooijer, Holland.