Friday, December 31, 2010

Humorous Signs of the Zodiac

THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC. These may be divided into north and south. The first six, from Aries to Virgo, are northern; the latter six, from Libra to Pisces, are southern: this is because the Sun and planets, when in the first six, are north of the equator, and when in the last six they are south of that line. When the Sun is in northern signs he is longer above the Earth than below, and the days are longer than the nights; when he is in the southern signs, he remains longer below the horizon than above, and the nights are longer than the days.

Of course, when any planet is in a mirth sign it remains longer above the Earth than below; and, vice versa, when it is in a south sign its stay is longer below the Earth.

Each point of the zodiac rises and sets once every twentyfour hours, occasioned by the earth turning round on its axis once every day; therefore, when any given point be rising, the opposite point must be setting.

As the zodiac consists of 360 degrees from the first point of Aries until you come to that point again, and as these are divided into twelve portions or signs, they must consist of thirty degrees each.

Humorous Signs of the ZodiacTitle: Merry's museum, Volumes 5-6. Volume 743 of American periodical series, 1800-1850. Publisher: I.C. & J.N. Stearns, 1843. Original from: Princeton University
Digitized: May 19, 2008. Subjects: Literary Criticism / Children's Literature

Signs of the Zodiac. In a former number of the Museum, I have told you about the "Zodiac, but as I wish to make ou remember all about it, I will just give you Mr. Cruickshanks' notions on the subject. ~e is a merry fellow in London, and thus he draws the twelve signs, in his sportive humor :—

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It is found that each of these signs, when it rises at the birth of an individual, possesses a certain influence to produce a particular form of body, and some peculiar mental inclinations. There is no reason to suppose, however, that the influence of Aries, or any other sign, proceeds merely from that sign alone; but it is more probable that when that sign is rising, tlie whole face of the heavens is such as to produce a certain effect. This may be caused as much by the distant stars in the milky way (that large shining band seen in the heavens on a fine night, which consists of innumerable millions of stars, and of which our Sun is supposed to be one) as by any others. In fact, Ptolemy speaks of these effects being produced by the "ambient," which means the entire of the heavens, and not the ascending sign alone.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Horses pulling car stuck in snow

Horses pulling car stuck in snowRescuing a motor car from burial in the snow on a Long Island Highway. One kind of horsepower providing assistance to another kind. In: "Handbook of Snow Removal" by Good Roads Machinery, Inc. 1926. Library Call No. M 1270 G646.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cupid

CupidCupid by Nikolai Ivanovich Argunov (1771 - 1829) - the painter, the academician of the St.Petersburg Academy of arts (1818). The son of I.P. Argunov.

In Roman mythology, Cupid (Latin cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, affection and erotic love. He is the son of goddess Venus and god Mars.

Cupid is frequently shown shooting his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day. In popular culture he is the personification of love and courtship.
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Raphael's cherubs angels Sistine Madonna

Raphael's cherubs angels Sistine MadonnaSistine Madonna, also called The Madonna di San Sisto, is an oil painting by the Italian artist Raphael. Finished shortly before his death, ca. 1513–1514.
A prominent element within Raphael's (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520) painting, Sistine Madonna, are the winged angels beneath Mary.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10 Times Square

Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10 Times Square. Looking south on Broadway in the wesr 50s towards Times Square. The morning after about 9:30 am.

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Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10 Times Square

Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10 Times Square

More snow predicted for today. It seems like it's been winter forever. i hope it won't look like this tomorrow. image/editing/sookietex More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2010/12/winter-snow-storm-new-york-city-122610_27.html

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!Happy New Year!

Wishing all a joyful new year, members of the Cassini-Huygens team offer us their views of Saturn and the Cassini spacecraft. Cassini-Huygens, a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, which is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10

The morning after. Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10. Looking north up Broadway from our 6th floor west 77th street window at 7 am on the morning 0f 12/27/10.

Snow Covered Cars. Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10. The morning after 9 am. Just outside our front door at Broadway and 77th street, looking west toward the Hudson River and New Jersey.

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Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10


Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10

Snow Covered Cars

Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10

Winter Snow Storm New York City 12/26/10. Looking north up Broadway from our 6th floor west 77th street window.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

President Hu Jintao and First Lady Liu Yongqing

President Hu Jintao and First Lady Liu YongqingChinese President Hu Jintao and First Lady Liu Yongqing land at Andrews Air Force Base Md., Nov.14, 2008, for the two-day G20 Summit at the White House in Washington. The summit, hosted by U.S. President George W. Bush, brought together world leaders to discuss the increasing global financial crisis, its causes and efforts to resolve it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Craig Clapper)

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nave of the Basilica Church of the Nativity

Nave of the Basilica Church of the NativityBethlehem and surroundings. Bethlehem, nave of the Basilica [Church of the Nativity]. Light-shafts encircling the ancient pillars.

Title: Bethlehem and surroundings. Bethlehem, nave of the Basilica [Church of the Nativity]. Light-shafts encircling the ancient pillars. Creator(s): American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer. || JPEG (48kb) || JPEG (110kb) || TIFF (29.0mb) ||
Date Created/Published: [approximately 1920 to 1933] Medium: 1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in. Part of: G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-matpc-02619 (digital file from original photo)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: LC-M32- 3072 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

Notes:

* Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?].
* Date from Matson LOT cards.
* Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.

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* West Bank--Bethlehem.

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* Dry plate negatives.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Tree 250 w 57th Street

Christmas Tree 250 w 57th StreetChristmas Tree in the lobby at 250 West 57th Street, the Fisk Building named for what was then the Fisk Rubber Company, a major tire manufacturer built in the early 1920s. New York City, New York. December 13, 2010.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse 12/21/10

Total Lunar Eclipse 12/21/10The last lunar eclipse of 2010 is especially well placed for observers throughout North America. The eclipse occurs at the Moon's descending node in eastern Taurus, four days before perigee.

The Moon's orbital trajectory takes it through the northern half of Earth's umbral shadow. Although the eclipse is not central, the total phase still lasts 72 minutes.
At the instant of greatest eclipse (08:17 UT) the Moon lies near the zenith for observers in southern California and Baja Mexico. At this time, the umbral magnitude peaks at 1.2561 as the Moon's southern limb passes 2.8 arc-minutes north of the shadow's central axis. In contrast, the Moon's northern limb lies 8.1 arc-minutes from the northern edge of the umbra and 34.6 arc-minutes from the shadow center. Thus, the southern half of the Moon will appear much darker than the northern half because it lies deeper in the umbra.

Since the Moon samples a large range of umbral depths during totality, its appearance will change dramatically with time. It is not possible to predict the exact brightness distribution in the umbra, so observers are encouraged to estimate the Danjon value at different times during totality. Note that it may also be necessary to assign different Danjon values to different portions of the Moon (i.e., north vs. south).

During totality, the winter constellations are well placed for viewing so a number of bright stars can be used for magnitude comparisons. Pollux (mv = +1.16) is 25° east of the eclipsed Moon, while Betelgeuse (mv = +0.45) is 16° to the south, Aldebaran (mv = +0.87) is 20° to the west, and Capella (mv = +0.08) is 24° to the north.

The entire event is visible from North America and western South America. Observers along South America's east coast miss the late stages of the eclipse because they occur after moonset. Likewise much of Europe and Africa experience moonset while the eclipse is in progress. Only northern Scandinavians can catch the entire event from Europe. For observers in eastern Asia the Moon rises in eclipse. None of the eclipse is visible from south and east Africa, the Middle East or South Asia.

Description: December 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse 0805Z.jpg. Now that the umbra has completely covered the Moon, earthshine is starting to become visible. Date: 21 December 2010(2010-12-21) Author: Supportstorm.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Julian Assange

Julian AssangeDescription: Julian Assange full.jpg. Julian Assange, photo ("sunny country background") Date: In or before 2006. Author: Martina Haris, Julian Assange.

Julian Paul Assange (born 3 July 1971) Australian journalist, publisher, and Internet activist Spokesperson and editor in chief for WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website and conduit for information leaks.
Before working with WikiLeaks, he was a hacker, university student and computer programmer.

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This photo was takin by Martina Haris on my instruction. We place it into the public domain. Julian Assange & Martina Haris WebCite

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Piltdown Man

Piltdown ManTitle: Current history, Volume 14 Current history. Publisher: New York Times Co., 1921. Original from: Harvard University. Digitized: Aug 4, 2008.

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After the restoration modelled by J- H. McGregor. December 18, 1912, Piltdown Man discovered. The "Piltdown Man" is a hoax concerning the finding of the remains of an unknown early human. The hoax find consisted of fragments of a skull and jawbone collected in 1912 from a gravel pit at Piltdown, a village near Uckfield, East Sussex, England. More than 40 years elapsed from its "discovery" to its full exposure as a forgery in 1953.

The identity of the Piltdown forger remains unknown, suspects have included Dawson, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Arthur Keith, Martin A. C. Hinton, Horace de Vere Cole and Arthur Conan Doyle and numerous others.

Facts suggest that Martin A.C. Hinton, a volunteer at the British Museum was the culprit. He was attempting to embarrass Arthur Smith Woodward, curator of the Museum's paleontology department, because Woodward had refused Hinton's request for a pay raise.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the ShepherdsThis image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
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LE BRUN, Charles, a French historical painter, was born in Paris, February 24th, 1619. He received his first instruction in art from his father, who was a sculptor, and from an obscure painter named Perrier. At the age of eleven he was fortunate enough to be noticed by the Chancellor Siguier, who placed him in the studio of Vouet, and ever proved a constant friend to the rising young artist. During the next few years his progress and industry were remarkable. He attracted the notice of Poussin, and in 1642 accompanied him to Italy, whither he was enabled to proceed by the generosity of his patron.

He was received by the Barberini, then paramount in Rome, and presented to Pope Urban VIII. His stay lasted about four years, during which period he painted a few works, but chiefly occupied himself in studying from the antique. There is still extant a letter written by him at this period, which shows how greatly he was attracted by the smallest details of classical antiquity. During his journey home, he made a short sojourn at Lyons, where he executed some commissions. Arrived at Paris, where his reputation had preceded him, he at once settled down to the practice of his profession. Orders quickly flowed in upon him.

He was one of the numerous band of artists who worked for the President Lambert de Thorigny on the decoration of his hotel on the tie St Louis. The magnificent Fouquet employed him at his chateau at Vaux, and gave him a pension of 12,000 livres. For the oratory of Anne of Austria, he painted a 'Crucifixion,' and she presented him with her portrait set in diamonds. By Mazarin he was introduced to Louis XIV., and through the king's patronage became, after the death of Le Sueur, the head of the French school, exercising unlimited sway in all matters relating to art in France. In 1648, he took the principal part in the foundation of the Academy, which was always an object of great solicitude to him, and in which he filled successively all the offices of honour. This was not the only service French art owed to him.

He was greatly instrumental in the establishment of the French school at Rome, and he was the first director of the Gobelins manufactory on its foundation by Colbert. During all this time he was painting unceasingly for his royal patron. After the fire at the Louvre in 1661, the works in the Apollo Gallery were entirely confided to him. He also found employment at the royal chateau at Sceaux, and at the Pavilions at Marly.

But his greatest work was at the King's new and costly hobby at Versailles. There he designed fountains, statues, decorations, Ac, besides painting the gigantic series of allegories commemorating his royal patron's achievements. On the death of Colbert in 1683, his supremacy began to suffer an eclipse at the hands of Louvois, who favoured his rival Mignard. He gradually withdrew from court, and fell into a state of melancholy, which continued until his death at the Gobelins in Paris, on February 12, 1690.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Robert William ("Bob") Feller

Robert William ('Bob') FellerChief Specialist Robert William ("Bob") Feller, USN(R?), (1918 -2010)

Robert William Feller was born on 3 November 1918 near Van Meter, Iowa. As a youth, he showed great talent as a baseball pitcher and played his first game with the Cleveland Indians in 1936. His performance at that time set the pattern for a two-decade long career with that team that was remarkable for its achievements, among them three "no hitter" games.
Generally known by the nickname "Bob", Feller retired from Major League baseball in 1956 and entered the Baseball Hall of Fame several years later.

During the Second World War, while at the peak of his sporting career, Feller spent nearly four years in the Navy. He volunteered for the service immediately after the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and was initially assigned duty as a physical education instructor. However, he actively sought transfer to a combat position. Following gunnery training, he joined the newly-constructed battleship Alabama. As a member of her anti-aircraft gun team, he participated in combat action in the Pacific during the conflict's final two years. Feller left active duty in late 1945, shortly after World War II's conclusion.

By a 40mm quadruple anti-aircraft gun mount, probably on board USS Alabama (BB-60) in late 1942 or early 1943.

The original caption (released 5 March 1943) reads: "GUN CAPTAIN FELLER -- Bob Feller, one of the finest baseball pitchers of the era, is all set to do a different kind of pitching these days. As a Chief Specialist, he is the captain of a 40mm gun crew aboard one of Uncle Sam's new battleships. The former American Leaguer joined the U.S. Navy as a physical education instructor and later applied for Gunnery School. Subsequently he was assigned to sea duty and here he is -- grin and all -- beside his guns on a cold winter day."

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

American bison (Bison bison)

American bison (Bison bison)American bison Image Number K5680-1 Photo by Jack Dykinga. The American bison (Bison bison) is a North American species of bison, also commonly known as the American buffalo.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Musk Oxen Ovibos moschatus

Musk OxenTitle: Musk Oxen. Creator: Keller, Jo. Subject: ox Mammals Publisher" U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Contributors: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. Type: Still image. Format: JPG. Source: WO-3222. Language: English.

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Audience: General. Date created 2008-04-18. Date modified: 2008-04-18.

Musk OxTitle: Musk Ox. Alternative Title: Ovibos moschatus. Creator: Bowman, Tim. Subject: Animals, Mammals, Alaska. Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Type: Still image. Format: JPG. Source: SL-Bowman-Muskox-01. Language: English.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

General Daniel Butterfield

General Daniel ButterfieldGeneral Daniel Butterfield at Gettysburg July 2, 1863.

Title: A biographical memorial of General Daniel Butterfield: including many addresses and military writings. Editor: Mrs. Julia Lorrilard Safford Butterfield. Publisher: The Grafton Press, 1904. Original from: Harvard University.

Digitized: Aug 9, 2006. Length: 379 pages. Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Military History / General United States.

Daniel Adams Butterfield (October 31, 1831 – July 17, 1901) is credited with composing the bugle call Taps also known as "Butterfield's Lullaby", or by the lyrics of its second verse, "Day is Done".
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The tune is a variation of an earlier bugle call known as the "Scott Tattoo" used in the U.S. from 1835 until 1860, and was arranged in its present form by Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, who commanded the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division in the V Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac while at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, in July 1862 to replace a previous French bugle call used to signal "lights out". Butterfield's bugler, Oliver W. Norton, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was the first to sound the new call. Within months, Taps was used by both Union and Confederate forces.

Major O. W. Norton, a member of Butterfield's Brigade, writing from Chicago to the editor of the "Century" Magazine, August 8, 1898, says:

Chicago, Aug. 8, 1898.

"I was much interested in reading the article by Mr. Gustav Kobbe, on 'Trumpet and Bugle Calls,' in the August 'Century.' Mr. Kobbe says that he has been unable to trace the origin of the call now used for Taps, or the 'Go-to-sleep,' as it is generally called by the soldiers. As I am able to give the origin of this call, I think the following statement may be of interest to Mr. Kobbe and your readers.

"During the early part of the Civil War I was bugler at the headquarters of Butterfield's Brigade, Morell's Division, FitzJohn Porter's Corps, Army of the Potomac. Up to July, 1862, the infantry call for Taps was that set down in Casey's Tactics, which Mr. Kobbe says was borrowed from the French. One day, soon after the seven days' battles on the Peninsular, when the Army of the Potomac was lying in camp at Harrison's Landing, General Daniel Butterfield, then commanding our Brigade, sent for me, and showing me some notes on a staff written in pencil on the back of an envelope, asked me to sound them on my bugle.

I did this several times, playing the music as written. He changed it somewhat, lengthening some notes and shortening others, but retaining the melody as he first gave it to me. After getting it to his satisfaction, he directed me to sound that call for Taps thereafter, in place of the regulation call. The music was beautiful on that still summer night, and was heard far beyond the limits of our Brigade. The next day I was visited by several buglers from neighboring brigades, asking for copies of the music, which I gladly furnished. I think no general order was issued from army headquarters authorizing the substitution of this for the regulation call, but as each brigade commander exercised his own discretion in such minor matters, the call was gradually taken up all through the Army of the Potomac.

I have been told that it was carried to the Western Armies by the nth and 12th Corps, when they went to Chattanooga, in the fall of 1863, and rapidly made its way through those armies. I did not presume to question General Butterfield at the time, but from the manner in which the call was given to me, I have no doubt he composed it in his tent at Harrison's Landing. I think General Butterfield is living at Cold Spring, New York. If you think the matter of sufficient interest, and care to write him on the subject, I have no doubt he will confirm my statement."

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snowman in snowy Forest

Snowman in snowy Forest

Snowman at Christmas tree lot

Winter Woods Snow and Trees
Foreground Image, Snowman at Christmas tree lot, 71st street and Broadway New York City, New York. December 11, 2010.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Ralph Bunche

Ralph BuncheTitle: [Portrait of Ralph Bunche] Creator(s): Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, photographer Date Created/Published: 1951 May 16. Medium: 1 photographic print : gelatin silver. Part of: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Portrait photographs of celebrities. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-109113 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory: Per the instrument of gift, "for a period of 20 years from the date of this Instrument [1966], none of the photographs contained in said collection may be sold, reproduced, published or given away in any form whatsoever except with my [Saul Mauriber, Photographic Executor for Van Vechten] express permission in writing." This restriction expired in 1986.
In 1998 the Library’s Publishing Office was contacted by Bruce Kellner, who disputes Mr. Mauriber’s authority in executing the Instrument of Gift. Upon review of the relevant materials, the Library continues to believe that the photographs are in the public domain.

However, patrons are advised that Mr. Kellner has expressed his concern that use of Van Vechten’s photographs "preserve the integrity" of his work, i.e, that photographs not be colorized or cropped, and that proper credit is given to the photographer.

Call Number: LOT 12735, no. 173 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Notes:

* Title derived from information on verso of photographic print.
* Van Vechten number: X II 20.
* Also available on microfilm.
* Gift; Carl Van Vechten Estate; 1966.
* Forms part of: Portrait photographs of celebrities, a LOT which in turn forms part of the Carl Van Vechten photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Last Supper in Needlepoint

The Last Supper in NeedlepointTitle: Cross-stitched art [i.e., needlepoint] located in sanctuary, Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church at Five Points, Birmingham, Alabama. Creator(s): Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer. Date Created/Published: 2010 February 25. Medium: 1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color. JPEG (85kb) || JPEG (212kb) || TIFF (40.1mb)

Part of: Highsmith, Carol M., 1946- Carol M. Highsmith Archive. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-highsm-05013 (original digital file)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
Call Number: LC-DIG-highsm- 05013 (ONLINE) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Notes:

* Construction on the Sanctuary Building began in 1907, and with it came a new name for the congregation, Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church, South. After two years construction, the Spanish Renaissance Revival style Sanctuary was completed in March 1909.
* Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer.
* Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
* Gift; George F. Landegger; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:090).
* Forms part of: George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Christmas Tree 488 Madison Avenue NYC

Christmas Tree 488 Madison Avenue NYCChristmas Tree in the lobby at 488 Madison Avenue New York City, New York. December 4, 2010.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese planes view

Attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese planes viewPhoto #: NH 50930 Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941 Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island. View looks about east, with the supply depot, submarine base.

Japanese caption on this captured photo reads: "Full view of Ford Island gasping under the attack of our Sea Eagles.
This distant view of Ford Island immediately after the attack of our assault force shows the enemy capital ships lined up on the opposite side of the Island. in the foreground is the cruiser fleet, including the battleship UTAH. The enemy ships around the island have all become tempting targets for our Sea Eagles. In the upper right clearly appear the outlines of two of our Sea Eagles who are carrying out a daring low-level attack, reminiscent of the performance of the Gods."

This photographic image was published before December 31st 1956, or photographed before 1946 and not published for 10 years thereafter, under jurisdiction of the Government of Japan. Thus this photographic image is considered to be public domain according to article 23 of old copyright law of Japan and article 2 of supplemental provision of copyright law of Japan.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Japanese dragon, Chinese school, 19th Century

Japanese dragon Chinese school 19th CenturyDescription: Japanese dragon, Chinese school, 19th Century.jpg. Japanese dragon, colour engraving on wood, Chinese school, 19th Century, biblioth√®que des Arts d√©coratifs, Paris. Unedited High Resolution Image (1295 × 1966 pixel, file size: 2.84 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

The Chinese dragon is a creature that also appears in other East Asian cultures, and is sometimes called the Oriental (or Eastern) dragon. Depicted as a long, snake-like creature with four claws, in contrast to the Western dragon which stands on four legs and is usually portrayed as evil, it has long been a symbol of power in Chinese folklore and art.
Licensing: Public domain. This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.;. the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

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Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Street leading to the Church of the Nativity Bethlehem

Bethlehem. Street scene. (Street leading to the Church of the Nativity). editing/sookietex More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2010/12/street-leading-to-church-of-nativity.html

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus.

Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine. Creator(s): American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer. Date Created/Published: 1919. LC-DIG-ppmsca-18417-00003 (digital file from original

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Street leading to the Church of the Nativity Bethlehem

Photographs were created by the photographers of the American Colony Photo Department, located in Jerusalem. Founded in the late 1890s by Elijah Meyers, the photo agency was headed during its heyday (ca. 1903-1933) by Lewis Larsson, whose staff photographers included Erik Lind, Lars Lind, Furman Baldwin, and G. Eric Matson. It transitioned into the Matson Photo Service around 1940, with photography by Matson, Hanna Safieh, Joseph H. Giries, and others. John D. Whiting contributed periodically to the work of both agencies.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Looking up the River Jordan

Looking up the River JordanLooking up the River Jordan. LC-DIG-ppmsca-18417-00036 (digital file from original on page 71, no. 36)

Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine.

Title: Hand-colored photographs of Jerusalem and Palestine. Creator(s): American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer. Date Created/Published: 1919. Medium: 1 album (36 photographic prints, most hand-colored) ; 31 x 41 cm. (album)
Summary: Photographs show people, buildings, and landscapes in Jerusalem and Palestine (present day Israel and the West Bank). (p. 1-35) Photographs include: Shepherds, Bethlehem street scene, Jaffa (Joppa) rocks in a storm, panorama of Jerusalem, row of olive trees, and in Jerusalem: a pack train outside Damascus Gate, city walls, David Street, Dome of the Rock, Via Dolorosa, arched street in Old City, and a monk reading book in Garden of Gethsemane. (p. 35-73) Photographs include: Portrait of an "Arab Jew from Yemen," Ramallah peasant spinning wool, Ramallah woman in embroidered costume, village carpenter making plows, Bedouin man, shepherd with rod and staff, shepherd going before his flock, workers reaping barley harvest, reapers eating, camel caravan on Mt. of Olives, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, sunset by the ravine of the River Arnon, sheep grazing in Jordan Valley, and rough sea at Jaffa.

Part of: Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-18417 (digital files of original photos) LC-DIG-ppmsca-18416 (digital files of album pages)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Access Advisory: For reference access, please use the digital images in the online catalog to preserve the fragile original items. Call Number: LOT 13846 (H) (USE DIGITAL IMAGES) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Notes:

* Photographs were created by the photographers of the American Colony Photo Department, located in Jerusalem. Founded in the late 1890s by Elijah Meyers, the photo agency was headed during its heyday (ca. 1903-1933) by Lewis Larsson, whose staff photographers included Erik Lind, Lars Lind, Furman Baldwin, and G. Eric Matson. It transitioned into the Matson Photo Service around 1940, with photography by Matson, Hanna Safieh, Joseph H. Giries, and others. John D. Whiting contributed periodically to the work of both agencies. For more information see: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/matpc/ and http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/629_whiting.html.
* Photographs in album are uncaptioned. Captions based on similar images in the G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection.
* Most of the photographs are hand-colored.
* Blind stamp in bottom right corner on most photographs: American Colony, Jerusalem.
* Inscription on first page of album: "To our precious Mother with love from all her children, Christmas, 1919." "Mother" is probably Anna Spafford, leader of the American Colony.
* LOT title devised by Library staff.
* Album unpaginated, album page numbers supplied by Library staff. Verso of each page is blank.
* John D. Whiting's diaries, correspondence, and other materials are located in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Papers of John D. Whiting).
* Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting.
* Transfer; Manuscript Division; 2006; (DLC/PP-2006:051:30)

Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmas Tree and Hanukkah menorah

Christmas Tree and Hanukkah menorahChristmas Tree and Hanukkah menorah in the lobby at 336 west 37th street, New York City, New York. December 3, 2010.

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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Santa Jaws is Coming to Town

Santa Jaws is coming to town

Oh You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why:

Santa Jaws is coming to town

He's making a list,
He's checking it twice,
He's goanna find out
who's naughty or nice.
Santa Jaws is coming to town.

He'll chomp you when you're sleeping,
He'll chomp you when you're awake.
He'll chomp you if you're bad or good,
Cuz he thinks you taste like cake

Santa Jaws

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Great white shark Carcharodon carcharias

Great white sharkThe great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, also known as great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a lamniform shark, the largest are known to have approached or exceeded 20 ft in length and 5,000 lb in weight.
It is found in coastal waters of all major oceans. It reaches maturity at around 15 years of age and can have a life span of over 30 years.

Description: Carcharodon carcharias.jpg Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), Isla Guadalupe, Mexico.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Seeing Santa Claus

Seeing Santa ClausTitle: Seeing Santa Claus. Date Created/Published: 1876. Medium: 1 print : wood engraving by Thomas Nast. Summary: Santa starting down chimney 2 children peek from skylight. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-52568 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: Illus. in AP2.H32 1876 (Case Y) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
Notes:

* Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1876 Jan. 1, p. 17.
* No file print.
* This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.
* Caption card tracings: PI Works; Santa Claus; Shelf.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Fish Crow from "The Birds of America"

Fish Crow from The Birds of AmericaThe Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) is a typical crow in appearance associated with wetland habitats.

The Fish Crow is similar to the American Crow but is smaller and has a smoother plumage. The upperparts have a blue or blue-green sheen, while the underparts have a more greenish tint to the black. The eyes are dark brown. The differences are often only apparent between the two when side by side or, when heard calling.
The call of the Fish Crow has been described as a nasal "ark-ark-ark" or a "waw-waw". The two species are often distinguish in areas where their range overlaps with the mnemonic aid "Just ask him if he is an American Crow. If he says "no", he is a Fish Crow." referring to the most common call of the American Crow being a distinct "caw caw", while that of the Fish Crow is a nasal "nyuh unh"

The species occurs on the eastern seaboard of the United States from the state of Rhode Island south to Key West, and west along the northern coastline of the Gulf of Mexico

Fish Crow from "The Birds of America" by John James Audubon, containing paintings and scientific descriptions of a wide variety of birds of the United States. first published as a series of sections between 1827 and 1838, it consists of hand-colored, life-size prints.

Often regarded as the greatest picture book ever produced. A copy sold at Christie's in March of 2000 for $8,802,500, which is still a world record for any printed book.

All 435 of John James Audubon's watercolors for Birds of America are at the New York Historical Society. There are 119 complete copies of the Double Elephant Folio in existence today.This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

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Attribution: John James Audubon [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Fish Crow From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

American Flamingo from "The Birds of America"

American Flamingo from The Birds of AmericaAmerican Flamingo from "The Birds of America" by John James Audubon, containing paintings and scientific descriptions of a wide variety of birds of the United States. first published as a series of sections between 1827 and 1838, it consists of hand-colored, life-size prints.

Often regarded as the greatest picture book ever produced. A copy sold at Christie's in March of 2000 for $8,802,500, which is still a world record for any printed book.

All 435 of John James Audubon's watercolors for Birds of America are at the New York Historical Society. There are 119 complete copies of the Double Elephant Folio in existence today.
This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wild Turkey from "The Birds of America"

Wild Turkey The Birds of AmericaWild Turkey from "The Birds of America" by John James Audubon, containing paintings and scientific descriptions of a wide variety of birds of the United States. first published as a series of sections between 1827 and 1838, it consists of hand-colored, life-size prints.

Often regarded as the greatest picture book ever produced. A copy sold at Christie's in March of 2000 for $8,802,500, which is still a world record for any printed book.

All 435 of John James Audubon's watercolors for Birds of America are at the New York Historical Society. There are 119 complete copies of the Double Elephant Folio in existence today.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Kwanzaa Table

Kwanzaa TableKwanzaa is a week long African American holiday observed from December 26 through January 1, which focuses on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce and self improvement.
The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase, "matunda ya kwana" which means, "first fruits" in Swahili.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hello Kitty Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Hello Kitty Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeHello Kitty Balloon Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. west 72 street at Central Park west, New York City. November 25, 2010.

Hello Kitty is a character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, designed by Yuko Shimizu. The character portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow.
The character's first appearance was on a vinyl coin purse, introduced in Japan in 1975 and the United States in 1976.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Autumn Colors Central Park New York City

Autumn Colors Central Park New York CityAutumn Colors Central Park New York City. The Sheep Meadow looking east. November 18, 2010.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bathsheba Everdene and Sergeant Frank Troy, Far from the Madding Crowd

Bathsheba Everdene and Sergeant Frank Troy, Far from the Madding CrowdBathsheba Everdene and Sergeant Francis (Frank) Troy, Far from the Madding Crowd.

November 23, 1874 Thomas Hardy's novel is published. Helen Paterson Allingham, R. W. S. (1848-1926) — Illustrator and Water-Colourist

Title: Far from the madding crowd. Far from the madding crowd, Thomas Hardy. Author: Thomas Hardy. Edition: 2. Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co., 1874. Original from: Oxford University. Digitized: Jan 24, 2007.
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"Frank, dearest, is that you?" The tones were Bathsheba's.

"Yes," said Troy to her.

"How late you are," she continued tenderly. "Did you come by the canier? I listened and heard his wheels entering the village, but it was some time ago, and I had almost given you up, Frank."

"I was sure to come," said Frank. "You knew I should, did you not?"

"Well, I thought you would," she said, playfully; "and, Frank, it is so lucky I There's not a soul in my house but me to-night. I've packed them all off, so nobody on earth will know of your visit to your lady's bower. Liddy wanted to go to her grandfather's to tell him about her holiday, and I said she might stay with them till to-morrow—when you'll be gone again."

"Capital," said Troy. "But, dear me, I had better go back for my bag: you run home whilst I fetch it, and I'll promise to be in your parlour in ten minutes."

"Yes." She turned and tripped up the hill again.

Monday, November 22, 2010

John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963



Title: [John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963] Creator(s): King, Victor Hugo, photographer. Date Created, Published: [1963, printed later, c2004] Medium: 1 photographic print : color.

Summary: Photograph shows a close-up view of President and Mrs. Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Idanell Brill "Nellie" Connally. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-134844 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Access Advisory: Served by appointment (Unprocessed). Call Number: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2004:085 [item] [P&P] Other Number: VAU 617-360. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963

Notes:

* VAU 617-360 U.S. Copyright Office.
* Title devised by Library staff.
* Copyright by Victor Hugo King. Mr. King has since placed the photograph in the public domain.
* Transfer; U.S. Copyright Office; 2004; (DLC/PP-2004:085).

Subjects:

* Kennedy, John F.--(John Fitzgerald),--1917-1963--Assassination.
* Motorcades--Texas--Dallas--1960-1970.

Format:

* Dye coupler prints--1960-1970--Reproductions--2000-2010.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hippopotamus, Giraffe and Monkey An Anxious Moment

Hippopotamus, Giraffe and Monkey An Anxious MomentHippopotamus, Giraffe and Monkey. Hi! waiter, bring a boat-hook—quick ! ! He's swallowed a sardine bone, and I can't reach it with the tongs." "An Anxious Moment" by John Hall Thorpe (Victoria, Australia, 1874 - London?, 1947).

Title: Youth: an illustrated monthly magazine for boys and girls, Volume 2. Published: 1902. Original from: the New York Public Library. Digitized: Mar 3, 2009.
This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.;. the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

The life and adventures of Santa Claus

Santa Claus sleigh and reindeerTitle: The life and adventures of Santa Claus. Author: Lyman Frank Baum. Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill company, 1902. Original from: Harvard University. Digitized: Apr 22, 2005. Length: 206 pages. Subjects: Santa Claus.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by Lyman Frank Baum and illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark (Indianapolis: Bowen-. Merrill, 1902.

Mary Cowles Clark (1871-1950) was born in Syracuse, New York, studied with the Art Students League, and spent her summers in Siasconset, in a cottage on Sankaty Road. She illustrated several books, including Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.
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Perhaps you will now understand how, in spite of the bigness of the world, Santa Claus is able to supply all the children with beautiful gifts. To be sure, the old gentleman is rarely seen in these days; but it is not because he tries to keep out of sight, I assure you. Santa Claus is the same loving friend of children that in the old days used to play and romp with them by the hour; and I know he would love to do the same now, if he had the time. But, you see, he is so busy all the year making toys, and so hurried on that one night when he visits our homes with his packs, that he comes and goes among us like a flash ; and it is almost impossible to catch a glimpse of him.

And, although there are millions and millions more of children in the world than there used to be, Santa Glaus has never been known to complain of their increasing numbers.

"The more the merrier!" he cries, with his jolly laugh; and the only difference to him is the fact that his little workmen have to make their busy fingers fly faster every year to satisfy the demands of so many little ones.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg



The only confirmed photo of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863.

Made from the original glass plate negative at the National Archives which had lain unidentified for fifty-five years until 1952 when Josephine Cobb recognized Lincoln in the image.

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Call Number: LC-B8184- 10454 [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg

Title: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, Date Created/Published: [1863 Nov. 19] Medium: 1 negative : film. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpb-07639 (digital file from original neg.)
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, GettysburgTo Lincoln's right is bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon. To his far left is Governor Andrew G. Curtin of Pennsylvania. The photograph is estimated to have been taken at about noontime, just after Lincoln arrived, before Edward Everett's arrival and about three hours before Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address.

Notes:

* Title from Civil War caption books.
* Forms part of Brady Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Subjects:

* United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Format:

* Glass negatives--1860-1870.

Collections:

* Civil War Photographs

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Autumn Colors and New York City Skyline

Autumn Colors and New York City SkylineAutumn Colors and New York City Skyline.

Looking south from the Sheep Meadow in Central Park, toward west 59th street aka Central Park South, fall colors November 17, 2010.
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