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Skeletons!

Posted by Laurie Frost on October 22, 2013

Getting ready for Halloween? Here’s some images from the Library of Congress.

The first is by Dr. Alice S. Kandell, who donated her Collection of Sikkim Photographs to the Library of Congress and placed them in the public domain.

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Deity and skeleton masks, Gangtok, Sikkim, by Alice Kandell. LC-KAN05- 0094.

 

Frances Benjamin Johnston shot this picture in the mid-1930s of an Indian burial ground near what was believed to be the site of the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Here’s a view of a corridor in the Cappuccino Catacombs, Rome, Italy, in August 1987.

Corridor in the Cappuccino Catacombs, Rome, Italy

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Why not some animal skeletons, starting with this interpretation of a dinosaur skeleton leashed to a man-like skelton somewhere near Murdo, South Dakota, photographed by Carol Highsmith in 2009?

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This is just one in a series of pictures of horse skeletons in motion.

Skeleton of horse. Running. Off the ground

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Eadweard Muybridge created The attitudes of animals in motion : a series of photographs illustrating the consecutive positions assumed by animals in performing various movements in Palo Alto, California, in 1878 and 1879; the album was published in 1881.

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Flickr Commons: National Media Museum, UK. Part 2

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

Plate 758, 'Cockatoo flying'

From “Animals”:

Cat and Dog Jumping. by Arthur Clive Banfield (1875-1965)

'Cat and Dog Jumping'

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).

'Mr and Mrs Rattus: Old English Black Rat'

One from “Snapping Dogs” set:

Reference print for 'Hound of the Baskervilles'. Photographer unknown.

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Expressions of Grief' from 'The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals' London 1872.  Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

'Expression of Joy' from 'The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals' London 1872.  Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

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