Posted by havealittletalk on February 28, 2012
More from the National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom’s eclectic group of subsets in the Flickr Commons.
First, one of 12 sequential photographs by Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) from a set called “Joanna Quinn Selects.” Quinn is an animator.
'Cockatoo flying', 1887, Eadweard Muybridge
Cat and Dog Jumping. by Arthur Clive Banfield (1875-1965)
The Museum notes that this is a chronophoto: “Frozen in motion using bright lights of electrical sparks created from Leyden jars.”
You never know when you might need a picture of a “yawning koala bear”
or an old English black rat:
by Douglas English (died 1939).
One from “Snapping Dogs” set:
Reference print for 'Hound of the Baskervilles'. Photographer unknown.
and from “Human Expressions”:
'Expression of Joy' from 'The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals' London 1872. Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
'Expressions of Grief' from 'The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals' London 1872. Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
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Posted by havealittletalk on December 15, 2011
Stumbled across while browsing at random in the Library of Congress’s Prints & Photographs Online Catalog: cats at Christmas and having a pillow fight. Why not?
Cats decorating Christmas tree. By Louis Wain. 1906. LC-D416-29198
A Christmas catastrophe : please, sir, the rat entree has escaped and eaten the turkey. By Louis Wain. 1906. LC-D416-29197
“May every cat grow sleek and fat on turkey this Christmas Day” on sign above cat standing near center of table.
Cats in the dormitory. By Louis Wain. 1906 LC-D416-29199
And sending you greetings:
by John Scott Clubb. Published in the Rochester Herald, December 25, 1913.
And feasting and imbibing and overdoing both:
By Currier and Ives, c 1871.
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Posted by havealittletalk on October 13, 2011
These public domain images of threatened or endangered species are courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Digital Library.
Canis rufus. Red Wolf at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. By Steve Hillebrand. 335.1.01_Hillebrand_LO5S5248a.jpg
Ursus americuans. Black bear at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. By Steve Hillebrand. 335.1.01_Hillebrand_LO5S4773a.jpg
Icaricia icarioides missionensis. Mission Blue Butterfly. By Stuart Weiss.
Alligator mississippiensis. J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service_310.1.15_2009-09-29
Mycteria americana. Wood Stork. J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. By Steve Hillebrand. Hillebrand_310.1.15_2009-01-29
Mustela nigripes. Black-Footed Ferret at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. By Ryan Hagerty. WV-W5B1587
Florida Panther. WO2883-33F
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Posted by havealittletalk on April 16, 2011
These aren’t images I’d expect to find in the US Fish & Wildlife Service Digital Library, but you never know what you’ll find where, right?
Credit lines should read as follows: Credit: [photographer's name]/US Fish and Wildlife Service or Credit: [photographer's name]/USFWS.
The first eight images were made in East Africa (Kenya or Tanzania) by Gary M. Stolz.
Three cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatusz) sitting in Kenya, Africa. [WO5670-007]
Grant’s zebra. [WO5667-007]
Serval cat. [WO5675-007]
Reticulated giraffe. [WO5633-007]
Dwarf mongoose. [WO5648-007]
African elephant (Loxodonta africana). [WO5641-007]
African lion. Photographed by Ken Stansell. [WO5105-25]
African lion. Photographed by Ken Stansell. [WO5111Highlights]
A silverback (adult male gorilla) from Rwanda holds up a piece of bamboo. Photographed by Richard Ruggiero. [WOE396]
Mona ground iguana (Cyclura cornuta stejnegeri) photographed by Mike Morel in Puerto Rico. [WO-519MMorel]
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Posted by havealittletalk on November 13, 2010
Here’s a variety of dragons, all culled from the Library of Congress’s vast storehouse.
This first is such an odd thing. This woodcut (1472) by Roberto Valturio is described as depicting a mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon.
Next up, another woodcut, is based on Revelation of John: (12:3-12:7) Michael and his angels fighting a seven-headed dragon, and (13:1-13:2) Saint John seeing a similar seven-headed beast that looked like a leopard rising out of the sea. It was published in Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis [Germany, ca. 1470].
St. Michael seems to be having to work at vanquishing his dragon, but his angelic comrade on the upper right appears to be enjoying the battle in this woodcut by Albrecht Dürer, ca. 1511.
This British World War I poster from 1915 makes use of the legend of St. George and the Dragon:
But intriguingly, so does this one, Unser Kaiser an sein Volk by Edward Kaempster. Under the heading “Our Emperor to his people” “ is a proclamation issued by Kaiser Wilhelm II on July 31, 1914, concerning the advent of war, the coming struggle, and the need to pray for God’s help for the soldiers. Poster was issued for the benefit of the Red Cross.”
These Japanese men are not stabbing the dragon, they are holding him up with sticks for the dragon dance.
Tojin ja-odori no zu [Chinese dragon dance]. Between 1850 and 1900. LC-USZC4-10363
Another Japanese woodcut, this one, Tobae mitate ryūgen sennin [Toba-e correspondence of a Chinese sage], by Toyohiro Utagawa is thought to be from between 1804 and 1818. It “shows a man smoking a cigarette in a long holder, and a dragon ascending in a plume of smoke coming from a box on the ground next to him; a child(?) gestures toward the dragon.”
Fuji [mori]goe no ryū [Dragon rising over Mount Fuji]. Between 1890 and 1920. LC-DIG-jpd-01939
Here’s a dragon spitting water, not fire, photographed by Arnold Genthe for Travel Views of Japan and Korea (1908).
This print “shows a woman playing a koto with a dragon curled around her.”
Ryū ko niban [Tiger and dragon] by Gogaku Yajima [between 1818 and 1830]. LC-DIG-jpd-00088
Posted in Animals, Historical, Library of Congress, Places | Tagged: Albrecht Dürer, Arnold Genthe, dragons, Edward Kaempster, Gogaku Yajima, Roberto Valturio, St. George and the Dragon, St. Michael, Toyohiro Utagawa | 1 Comment »
Posted by havealittletalk on September 24, 2010
Each of these images, for which there are “no known restrictions” on use, is courtesy of the Library of Congress.
“The Black Cat” from Four illustrations for the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, drawn by Aubrey Beardsley. 1901. LC-USZ62-108227
c. 1885. LC-DIG-ppmsca-09480
By Edward Penfield, 1895. LC-USZC4-133166
c. 1894. POS – TH – 1894 .A43, no. 1
c. 1899. POS – TH – 1899 .D39, no. 3
By August Hutaf, 1917. LC-USZC4-10141
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Posted by havealittletalk on June 13, 2010
I can’t remember what I was looking for in the Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Online catalog when I came across the subject heading, “Animals in Human Situations.” But I had to have a look. Restricting my search to those with ”no known restrictions on publication,” here is a sampling of what I found.
The amount of information known about these images varies. For a few I’ve been able to include summaries which are copied from the Library of Congress catalog. Titles of the images are also those in the catalog.
“David Belasco’s new farcical comedy, Naughty Anthony.” c. 1899. [LC- 68998]
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Posted by havealittletalk on May 25, 2010
A good source of information about the areas in Louisiana where the BP oil spill has reached is the US Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS]. They have links to NOAA’s Emergency Response pages, which include PDF maps released daily showing the spread of the spill. To the right is a photo of one of these, not much use in itself, but if you go to this NOAA page, you’ll be able to download the PDF. There are some pictures at these sites of what is happening, but what I have today are images of what is being lost at a few of the 32 refuges FWS manages.
The brown pelicans of Breton Refuge suffered from the natural disasters of Tropical Storm Arlene and Hurricane Katrina in 2005; what progress had been made in re-establishing their populations will likely be entirely lost by this manmade disaster.
Young brown pelican in nest. Breton National Wildlife Refuge. FWS photo by Donna Dewhurst. Item ID SL-03554
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Posted by havealittletalk on May 17, 2010
While browsing at the US Geological Survey’s photo collections, I thought I’d have a look around, and what I found in its Animals album are some more polar bear images for you. Based on blog stats, public domain images of polar bears are popular, so add these to the three posts of mine that featured the bears last year (one, two, three).
Interestingly, a number of these shots were credited to a Coast Guard photographer, so I thought I’d have a look there, too, and while I was at it, check to see if the US Fish and Wildlife Service had any new pictures.
Title: On Thin Ice
Description: A polar bear slides across thin Arctic Ocean ice Aug. 21, 2009.
Date Taken: 8/21/2009
Photographer: Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard
Title: Polar Bear
Description: A polar bear rests on the ice Aug. 23, 2009, after following the Coast Guard Cutter Healy for nearly an hour.
Date Taken: 8/23/2009
Photographer: Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard
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