Friday, 21 December 2007

Netsilik Eskimo Series.

Photographs depicting Eskimo life in the 1960s. 'These films reveal the live reality of traditional Eskimo life before the European acculturation. The Netsilik Eskimos of the Pelly Bay region in the Canadian Arctic had long lived apart from other people and had depended entirely on the land and their own ingenuity to sustain life through the rigors of the Arctic year...'

Small-Town America 1850-1920.

'12,000 photographs of the Mid-Atlantic states New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from the 1850s to the 1910s, from the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the New York Public Library. The views show buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages as well as natural landscapes. They also depict agriculture, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people, and costumes.'

Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam.

Cuban Self-Taught Art.

'The collection gives particular emphasis to the work of artists from the southern Cuban city of Cienfuegos, including Fito (Adolfo Flores Gonzalez), Arnaldo Garcia Rodriguez, José Garcia Montebravo, Jorge Sanfiel and Wayacon (Julian Espinosa). We went to Cienfuegos in search of painter José Garcia Montebravo, whose haunting, spiritual work we exhibited at Indigo Arts the last two years. His work is permeated with images of infantas, orishas and the mysteries of santeria. We were fortunate to meet not only Montebravo but a group of other self-taught artists. Painter Fito was showing his comical paintings on the theme of “erotismo”at a cooperative gallery...'

Dutch Advertising Graphics.

150 years of advertising in the Netherlands.

The Dream: Photographs of Bulgarian Gypsies.

'Beyond Predel Street in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, the road turns from Communist-laid pavement to a magma of mud, animal waste and run-off sludge. Children half-clothed, run with lame dogs, chickens, and over-worked horses through the streets, amidst tangled piles of rusting iron collected from the city's refuse. Very few Bulgarians, including the police, venture behond this unmarked boundry ... Far from the image of wandering, mystical fortune-tellers of the West's collective stereotype, Gypsies are becoming the scapegoats for escalating social and economic problems such as unemployment and climbing crime rates. In this region, beseiged for centuries by ethnic hatred and conflicts, minorities are an easy targets for attacks.'

The Kalender of the Shepherdes.

'The 'Kalender of the Shepherdes' is a late medieval almanac first published in the 1490s in Paris by Guy Marchant and Antoine Vérard. It incorporates writing and illustrations that traverse a number of themes including astrological, feasting and Saints day calendars, farming advice, folk medicine and (most significantly) religious instruction...'

Vintage Air Stewardess Uniforms.

The Goat's Dance: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide.

'This exhibition loosely surveys more than 30 years of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide's international career by highlighting major series produced in Mexico and the United States. '

Andre Kertesz.

'In a 70-year career, which spanned much of the 20th century, André Kertész (1894–1985) made some of the most deceptively simple yet compelling and poetic photographs that have ever been created. This retrospective of approximately 113 photographs, including some of the most celebrated works in 20th-century photography—such as Chez Mondrian and The Satiric Dancer, both from 1926—will feature images from all periods of Kertész's exceptionally diverse oeuvre, from his early photographs of his native Budapest made in the 1910s and early 1920s, to his studies of Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, and the final series of photographs he took of New York in the 1970s and 1980s, shortly before his death.'

Astro Pics.

Saturn's Ancient Rings.

Earthrise from Moon-Orbiting Kaguya.

Star Trails at Dawn.

Weekly Puzzle.

1/ Make 24 out of 1, 5, 5, and 5.

2/ Make 24 out of 3, 3, 8 and 8.

1000 Places to See Before You Die.


Happy Faces.


Basic Instructions: Your All-Inclusive Guide to a Life Well-Lived.

Nice comic strip on 'How to Give Someone a Gift', 'How to Accept Gratitude', 'How to Destroy Society', 'How to Share a Profound Insight', 'How to Talk to a Sick Person', and other useful topics.

Medical History of British India.

Polar Bears.

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