archivesofamericanart:

Friday GIFday: the many Venuses (Venusii?) of Hiram Powers.
Selections from: Page of photographs of various works by Hiram Powers and two images of the artist, 186-? / Longworth Powers, photographer. Hiram Powers papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Not only great art documentation, but great vernacular photography, too!

archivesofamericanart:

Friday GIFday: the many Venuses (Venusii?) of Hiram Powers.

Selections from: Page of photographs of various works by Hiram Powers and two images of the artist, 186-? / Longworth Powers, photographer. Hiram Powers papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Not only great art documentation, but great vernacular photography, too!

Cyan is our favorite color here at Swann, and here are some of our favorite cyanotypes from tomorrow’s auction: lots 23 (the Warhol-esque typological collage of an unknown machine); 27 (architectural shots of a bridge under construction in France); 43 (including the round photograph of New England); 44 (an album with more than 200 photographs of 19th-century Massachusetts).