April 8, 2018

We just added a "parallel" collection of photos and painted portraits. It is amazing how differently photography and painted art picture the same individual!

Look for the Oil and Silver in Current Exhibitions on our website.
 

May 10, 2016

This unsigned photo provided a clue, which helped us figure out its location. Can you spot it?

The photo is focused on tall bushes to the center right. A quick consult with a plant dictionary reveals that these bushes are papyrus!

In Italy, papyrus grows only along the A...

April 10, 2016

In the 1900s, cameras often used glass plates. You could not take too many of them on a trip. Fragile and heavy, glass plates had to be rationed and used for the most exiting encounters.

In other words, no matter how common the picture appears to you today, it probably...

April 3, 2016

"My historical photo collection now numbers more than 30,000 items, but it began modestly as a project to study the history of my hometown, Bogorodsk, about 40 miles from Moscow, Russia. This town is dominated by textile mills, which once belonged to a merchant family...

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