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Caught Our Eyes: No Getting Past the Dog Days

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

No, this is not a post bemoaning the sultry heat of late summer (sometimes referred to, apparently for astronomical reasons, as the “dog days”). The Prints & Photographs Division’s dog days are prompted by the realization that various staff members highlighted portraits of dogs (some with accompanying humans) on the division’s “Caught Our Eyes” wall, …

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Caught Our Eyes: In the Eye Wear of the Beholder

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

Digital Library Specialist Pete Richey spotted this intriguing photograph from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection and added it to our “Caught Our Eyes” wall, where staff share pictorial “finds” from Prints & Photographs Division collections. “When I first saw this photograph it piqued my interest. At first glance this photograph could either …

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Caught Our Eyes: Canine Cart Trip

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

Photo preservation specialist Donna Collins recently added this photo to the “eye catching” images we share on our conference room  wall. Donna noted, “For those of us who’ve shared the joyful experience of inviting an enthusiastic dog (or two) to hop in the car for a ride, the composition of this photo recently caught my …

Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

Caught Our Eyes: The (Camera) Subject Rules?

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

I can never resist a demonstration that the subjects of photos sometimes undermine the efforts of even the most professional photographers. The original caption for this photograph emphasizes charity, but the expressions on the two young boys’ faces suggest that they were feeling anything but charitable towards the photographer. The photo is one of thousands …

Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

Caught Our Eyes: Autumn in Russia

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

The following is a guest post by Melissa Lindberg, Reference Librarian, Prints and Photographs Division Now that autumn has begun, it’s natural to look forward to its visual splendor. Searching the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog for visual inspiration to match the brisk change in the air, I stumbled upon this autumnal scene from 1911 …

Smiling woman dressed in outdoor winter clothes holds a large, old-style camera

Caught Our Eyes: A Leaning Lighthouse

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

Reference specialist Marilyn Ibach caught sight of this photo in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation for the Cape Saint George Lighthouse, Cape St. George, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida. Marilyn remarked: This 1852 lighthouse caught my eye because it’s at such an angle! (275 degrees off north).  This November 1998 photo shows the lighthouse …