This portrait of Sarah Bernhardt is lovely – I’d never seen a close up of her before.
I could spend hours looking at black and white photographs, whether in books, in a gallery, or online. I was really excited when the Getty Trust made their public domain images freely available. Their collection includes photographs, objects, texts, paintings and much more. Here is their press release and their search gateway.
I like Atget’s photographs of Paris; they capture the essence of old Paris. I can just imagine walking up this street to see what’s beyond the turn.I don’t really read French but there’s always the possibility of a picture book or a cookbook – I can muddle through those. I’m fascinated by old stereographs and bone chapels – this combines the two. I’ve seen this bone chapel but it’s changed since this photo was taken. I really like this portrait, and it’s very timeless.
What are your favorite sources for freely accessible images?