Posted by Laurie Frost on April 1, 2014
Another source on Flickr’s Commons, the National Library of Ireland, has 38 sets of pictures to choose from, including one called “4 Legs Good, 2 Legs Bad,” from which these come:
The Flickr description of this one of a Royal Welsh Fusilier with the Regimental Goat says it was taken around 1887 near Fermoy, Co. Cork.
A pug, circa 1900:
More is known about this photo, taken January 14, 1906: “This greyhound is Peerless de Wet, winner of the 1905 inaugural Irish Cup that is pictured here in pride of place (for Coursing, run at Limerick). The dog was born in 1902. He was owned by R.F. Phelan, who named his champion after General Christiaan Rudolf de Wet, a Boer General. One of these gentlemen may be R.F. Phelan.”
an officer in the Royal Artillery, stationed at Waterford, in 1901:
Irish wolfhound Leitrim Boy, mascot for the Irish Guards, in 1917:
Posted in Animals, Flickr Commons, Historical, Places | Tagged: Fermoy, Flickr Commons, greyhound, Ireland, Irish wolfhound, National Library of Ireland, Peerless de Wet, pug, R.F. Phelan, Royal Welsh Fusilier, Waterford | 1 Comment »
Posted by Laurie Frost on October 23, 2012
More from the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands collections in the Flickr Commons.
Winter fashions are featured in one set, Herfst- en wintermode / Autumn- and winter fashion, and winter sports in another:
Wintermode 1914 / Winter fashion 1914
Ski-zeilen / Ski-sailing, ‘Ski-sailing’, a new sport invented in Austria, demonstrated in St. Moritz, Switzerland, January 1938.
Then there are some sets of other nations and places, such as Japan and New York City:
Bedelmonnik / Mendicant. Mendicant with staff, begging bowl and pointed hat. [Photo, hand coloured albumine, from series of 42 prints at Spaarnestad Photo by Felice Beato, Kusakabe Kimbei or Raimund baron von Stillfried. Japan, around 1868-1874.]
Luchtfoto Manhattan / Aerial photograph of Manhattan.
Aerial photograph of Manhattan, New York (10.000 feet). The street pattern is based on the (in those days) revolutionairy parce; pattern of the Dutch municipality Beemster polder.
And then there are a number of images of WWI and WWII; here are some from the First World War.
Eerste Wereldoorlog, mobilisatie. First World War, mobilization, declaration of war: a group of soldiers with a cloth to throw one of them into the air during preparations for the battle at the front. England, 1915
Eerste Wereldoorlog, loopgraven. First World War. A French soldier wearing a kind of armour as protection against flying bullets above the trench. France, 1915.
Eerste Wereldoorlog, oefening Eton College. The Great War. First World War, mobilization, declaration of war: pupils of Eton college exercising in suit and high hat, rifle over the shoulder. England, 1915.
Eerste Wereldoorlog, legerhond sergeant Stubby. The Great War. First World War, United States of America, the American army dog Stubby, rank of sergeant. Stubby died in 1926.
Eerste Wereldoorlog, krijgsgevangenen. The Great War. First World War, Russian army. The Russians teaching the German prisoners of war the cossack dance. The Eastern front, Russia, 1915.
Eerste Wereldoorlog, luchtoorlog. The Great War. First World War. German Taube-plane hunted down by a French plane with a machine gun. France, 1914.
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Posted by Laurie Frost 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)
Posted in Animals, Flickr Commons, Historical | Tagged: chronophoto, Eadweard Muybridge, English black rat, Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals' Charles Darwin, Flickr Commons, Hound of the Baskervilles, koala bear, National Media Museum | Comments Off on Flickr Commons: National Media Museum, UK. Part 2
Posted by Laurie Frost 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 Laurie Frost 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 Laurie Frost 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]
Posted in Animals, Fish and Wildlife Service | Tagged: Acinonyx jubatusz, African elephant, Caracal, cheetah, Cyclura cornuta stejnegeri, Dwarf mongoose, Gary M. Stolz, gorilla, Grant's zebra, Ken Stansell, leopard, lion, Loxodonta africana, Mike Morel, Mona ground iguana, Reticulated giraffe, Richard Ruggiero, Serval cat | Comments Off on Surprises from the US Fish & Wildlife Service Digital Library
Posted by Laurie Frost 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 Laurie Frost 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 Laurie Frost 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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