Detail from The History of the Needlecraft Industry (1938) by Ernest Fiene, American, born Germany, 1894-1965, depicting the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. A mural commissioned by The International Ladies Garment Workers Union for the High School of Fashion and Industry, New York City.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Portrait of Lewis Powell, AKA Lewis Paine or Payne, American, executed for the attempted murder of Secretary of State, William H. Seward and as a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, 1844-1865. Photographed by Alexander Gardner, American, born Great Britain (Scotland) 1821-1882.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Daguerreotype of a Chinese Gold Miner During the California Gold Rush, circa 1850 by Isaac W. Baker, American, photographer, lecturer, sailor, miner, artist, 1818-1862? Exact date of death and location of death unknown, possibly Sumatra.