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“LOOK PLEASANT PLEASE!”

Charles S. Peterson, Look Pleasant Please!, 1912 (2014.29.5) Miss Clara Hoorman Sleepy Eye, Minn. We have a dozen post cards here for you which you ordered way back last April. Would appreciate it if you would call for them. Very … Continue reading

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Eye See

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man], ca. 1865-70, (2014.18.1) This tintype is striking. The portrait, a recent acquisition, is large: a full-plate, 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches. There’s a thoughtful minimalism. The sitter is sublime, with abundant and equine facial hair. … Continue reading

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“How are you all?”

Unidentified Photographer, [W.L. Howell outside his studio. Olney, Illinois], 1910 (2014.15.2) Mrs. E. R. Pygott, Sesser, Ill. Olney, Ill, 29, 10 Dear Sister, How are you all? We are well and we would appreciate a few words from you to … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at a Mike Disfarmer Photo

Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959), [Group photo, Heber Springs, Arkansas], 1930s (2014.65.7) Disfarmer’s photos are well-known and sometimes well-used. They are small, often about 4 1/2 x 3 inches. And always portraits, usually of one or perhaps a pair of people, presumably … Continue reading

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[Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop]

Unidentified Photographer, [Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop], 1860-1900 (2014.77.12) Unidentified Photographer, [Man holding paintbrush and standing against a landscape backdrop], 1860-1900 (2014.77.12, verso)

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[Wooden chair in front of a landscape backdrop]

Unidentified Photographer, [Wooden chair in front of a landscape backdrop], ca. 1860-1900 (2014.77.3)

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Recent Acquisition: Shimpei Takeda

Shimpei Takeda, Trace #7, Nihonmatsu Castle, 2012 (2013.4.3) Thanks to the generosity of the ICP Acquisitions Committee, ICP recently purchased six prints by photographer Shimpei Takeda, who was born forty miles from the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster … Continue reading

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