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Dialogues: 1860s-1920s-1940s

Eugène Cuvelier :: Près de la Caverne, Terrain Brûlé, early 1860s. Salted paper print from paper negative. | src The Met
“An atypical work for the naturalistically inclined Cuvelier, this highly Romantic image of two people sitting below the skeletons of burned pine trees and looking into the featureless distance like the contemplative figures in the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, was no doubt a response to the startling sight of the charred landscape.”
Adolf Rossi :: On a frozen lake, 1946. Vintage gelatin silver print | Sign. Adolf Rossi a Easter Cape International Salon of Photography. 6th C. P. A. International Salon 1965, Hong Kong | src Prague Auctions

“A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)

“Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow”
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922)

Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy. ― Emil Cioran, A Short History of Decay (1949)

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Nude by Drtikol, 1920s

František Drtikol :: Female nude. Original vintage photogravure print from the 1920s. | src vintageads on eBay
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Danish Nude, 1920s

Trude Fleischmann :: Danish Nude, 1920s. Bound sheet fed photogravure, printed in 1925. | src vintageads on eBay

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Wienerin Akt, 1925

Hermann Schieberth (1876 – 1948) :: Austrian Nude, 1920s. Photogravure. | src eBay
Hermann Schieberth (1876 – 1948) :: Wienerin (Akt), 1925. Heliogravur. Original der Zeit. Editiert und gedruckt 1925 von der Gesellschaft zur Verbreitung klassischer Kunst, Berlin. | src artografie on eBay
Hermann Schieberth (1876 – 1948) :: Viennese woman (nude), 1925. Heliogravure. | src artografie on eBay
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Female nude, ca. 1930

Albert Rudomine (1892 – 1975) :: Nu féminin, ca. 1930. Vintage gelatin silver print signed in red pencil in lower left corner. | src Ader-Nordmann via Auction.fr

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Nude Studies, ca. 1927

Moise Benkow (Sverige, 1892 – 1952) :: Studie, u.å. (ca. 1927) Gelatinsilverfotografi monterat på kartong. | src Modernamuseet
Moise Benkow (Sverige, 1892 – 1952) :: Modell, 1927. Signed and dated on verso (bottom right). | src Moderna Museet
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Die Tänzerin R. R., 1926

Atelier d’Ora – Benda :: Die Tänzerin R. R. (stehender weiblicher Akt), 1926. | src MK&G
Atelier d’Ora – Benda :: Die Tänzerin Rigmor Rasmussen (stehender weiblicher Akt), 1926. | src MK&G
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Nude, Kara Mappe series, 1920s

Germaine Krull :: Akt, Kara Mappe, ca. 1922-1924. | src Kunstleben Berlin Magazin für Kunst in Berlin
Germaine Krull :: Nu, série Kara Mappe, ca. 1922-1924. | src Lempertz
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Nu féminin allongé, 1945

Laure Albin-Guillot (1879-1962) :: Nu féminin allongé, 1945 | Lying nude, 1945. Two Fresson prints, signed and dated in pencil in lower right corner. | src Ader auctions
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Nude study of Martha Laber, 1925

Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) :: Nude study of Martha Laber, 1925. | src OstLicht 21th Photo Auction
Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) :: Nude study of Martha Laber, 1925. Photographer’s blindstamp in the image lower left, signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the original passepartout. | src OstLicht 21th Photo Auction

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From «La Deésse Cypris»

Laure Albin-Guillot :: Female nude, ca. 1932. Photograph from the book «La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Published by Henri Colas et Bordeaux, Rousseau Frères, Paris, 1946. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
«La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Paris: Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau Frères, [1946]. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. Folio, [42] pp., with 12 hand-pulled photogravures plates. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
Laure Albin-Guillot :: Female nude, ca. 1932. Photograph from the book «La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Published by Henri Colas et Bordeaux, Rousseau Frères, Paris, 1946. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
«La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Paris: Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau Frères, [1946]. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. Folio, [42] pp., with 12 hand-pulled photogravures plates. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
Laure Albin-Guillot :: Female nude, ca. 1932. Photograph from the book «La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Published by Henri Colas et Bordeaux, Rousseau Frères, Paris, 1946. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
«La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Paris: Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau Frères, [1946]. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. Folio, [42] pp., with 12 hand-pulled photogravures plates. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
Laure Albin-Guillot :: Female nude, ca. 1932. Photograph from the book «La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Published by Henri Colas et Bordeaux, Rousseau Frères, Paris, 1946. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
«La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Paris: Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau Frères, [1946]. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. Folio, [42] pp., with 12 hand-pulled photogravures plates. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
Laure Albin-Guillot :: Female nude, ca. 1932. Photograph from the book «La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Published by Henri Colas et Bordeaux, Rousseau Frères, Paris, 1946. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
«La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Paris: Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau Frères, [1946]. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. Folio, [42] pp., with 12 hand-pulled photogravures plates. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
Laure Albin-Guillot :: Female nude, ca. 1932. Photograph from the book «La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Published by Henri Colas et Bordeaux, Rousseau Frères, Paris, 1946. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
«La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Paris: Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau Frères, [1946]. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. Folio, [42] pp., with 12 hand-pulled photogravures plates. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
Laure Albin-Guillot :: Female nude, ca. 1932. Photograph from the book «La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Published by Henri Colas et Bordeaux, Rousseau Frères, Paris, 1946. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
«La Deésse Cypris» by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Paris: Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau Frères, [1946]. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. Folio, [42] pp., with 12 hand-pulled photogravures plates. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller
«La Deésse Cypris» Front cover
by Henry de Montherlant, illustrated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Paris: Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau Frères, [1946]. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. Folio, [42] pp., with 12 hand-pulled photogravures plates. | src Andrew Cahan Bookseller

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Dancing with Helen Moller, 1918

“Unfolding, as though giving or about to receive — an idea of petals opening to exchange the flower’s perfume for the warmth of the sun’s rays.” From ‘Dancing with Helen Moller’, 1918. Page 26. University of California Libraries. | src internet archive
“A gentle and pleasantly expectant expression of aspiration — the lines of the entire body, arms, neck and head, having an upward tendency.” From ‘Dancing with Helen Moller’, 1918. Page 94. University of California Libraries. | src internet archive
“An expression of pleasurable relaxation pervading the entire body— a complete reaction to influences that are pervasive in their sweetness and charm.” From ‘Dancing with Helen Moller’, 1918. Page 94. University of California Libraries. | src internet archive
“The graceful management of draperies is an important requisite in Greek dancing. When the robe is voluminous, as in this instance, its manipulation demands considerable skill.” From ‘Dancing with Helen Moller’, 1918. Page 44. University of California Libraries. | src internet archive
“Classic perfection of repose, with one limb bearing the body’s weight while the other, with the knee flexed, preserves balance, is one of the Greek dancer’s earliest achievements.” From ‘Dancing with Helen Moller’, 1918. Page 44. University of California Libraries. | src internet archive
“Different individual reactions to the same sense of calamity -one erect as though petrified, the other crushed by despair; neither imitative, but each creative.”
Helen Moller and Curtis Dunham :: From ‘Dancing with Helen Moller; her own statement of her philosophy and practice and teaching formed upon the classic Greek model, and adapted to meet the aesthetic and hygienic needs of to-day’, 1918. Page 40. University of California Libraries. | src internet archive

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Many of the photographs reproduced in this book were taken by the author herself. For the privilege of reproducing other fine examples of the photographer’s art, she desires to express her grateful acknowledgments to Moody, to Maurice Goldberg, to Charles Albin and to Underwood and Underwood; also to Arnold Genthe for the plate on Page 36; and to Jeremiah Crowley for his admirable arrangement of the entire series of illustrative art plates. [quoted from source]

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Elsie Altmann-Loos, 1922

Dora Philippine Kallmus :: Actress, dancer and operetta singer Elsie Altmann-Loos (1899-1984), 1922. © Photostudio Setzer-Tschiedel, Vienna. | src Lumas
Madame d’Ora :: Actress and dancer Elsie Altmann-Loos, 1922. Photostudio Setzer-Tschiedel, Vienna. | src Neue Galerie
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Die Tänzerin Dinah Grace, 1930

Mac Walten (aka Max Grünthal or Max Gruenthal) :: Dinah Grace, Berlin, 1930. | src Stadtmuseum Berlin
Hans Robertson :: Dinah Grace. Berühmte Tänzerinnen (Famous Dancers) # 218 | src Virtual History
Max Mitten (sic) :: Die 14-jährige Tänzerin Dinah Grace. Der Querschnitt. Heft 12. Dezember 1930. | src Universität Erfurt
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Nudes by Lucien Waléry, 1923

Lucien Waléry · Portfolio de 100 photogravures publié en 1923 par la Librairie des Arts Décoratifs. | src wikibooks and livejournal
Lucien Waléry · Portfolio de 100 photogravures publié en 1923 par la Librairie des Arts Décoratifs. Plate XXIV. | src wikibooks and livejournal
Lucien Waléry · Portfolio de 100 photogravures publié en 1923 par la Librairie des Arts Décoratifs. Plate LXXXIV. | src wikibooks and livejournal
Lucien Waléry · From ‘Portfolio de 100 Photogravures’ published in 1923 by the Librairie des Arts Décoratifs. Plate XLVIII. | src wikibooks
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Nude [Miss Thompson], 1907

Clarence Hudson White :: Untitled [Miss Thompson], 1907. Platinum print. | src Princeton University Art Museum
Clarence Hudson White :: Untitled [Miss Thompson], 1907. Platinum print. | src Flickr [click here to enlarge]
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Claire Bauroff, Vienna, ca. 1925

Trude Fleischmann :: Die Tänzerin | The dancer Claire Bauroff, Vienna, ca. 1925. Vintage silver print. | source: liveauctioneers
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Nakazora # 1144

Masao Yamamoto :: Nakazora # 1144 | src ValidFoto | more [+] by this photographer
Masao Yamamoto :: Nakazora # 1144 | src Jackson Fine Art | more [+] by this photographer
Masao Yamamoto :: Nakazora # 1144 | src The Red List | more [+] by this photographer
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Desha [Deltail], ca. 1922

Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) :: [Desha Delteil **], ca. 1922. Gift of Mrs. Nickolas Muray. | src Eastman Museum
Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) :: [Desha Delteil **], ca. 1922. Gift of Mrs. Nickolas Muray. | src Eastman Museum
** born Desha Eva Podgoršek in Ljubljana in 1899
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In the Box, 1962 by R. Bernhard

Ruth Bernhard :: ‘In The Box, Vertical’, 1962. Silver print, printed later, dry-mounted to card. Signed and titled in pencil on card recto. | src Sotheby’s
Ruth Bernhard :: In the Box – Vertical, 1962. Gelatin silver print, printed later.
Ruth Bernhard :: In the Box – Horizontal, 1962. | src Phillips via Flickr
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Nude study of Martha Laber, 1925

Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) :: Nude study of Martha Laber, 1925. Photographer’s blindstamp in the image lower right, signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the mat. | src OstLicht 16th Photo Auction

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Nude (Margrethe Mather), 1923

Edward Weston :: Nude (Margrethe Mather), 1923. Gelatin silver print. Arizona Board of Regents, Center for Creative Photography. | src The J. Paul Getty Museum
Edward Weston :: Nude (Margrethe Mather), 1923. Gelatin silver print. | src The J. Paul Getty Museum
Edward Weston :: Nude (Margrethe Mather), 1923. Gelatin silver print, printed later by Cole Weston.Signed in pencil by Cole Weston and Edward Weston credit stamp on the reverse of the mount. | src Phillips Sex Theme Auction 2010

Lifar by Hoyningen-Huene, 1930

George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian, 1900-1968) :: Serge Lifar, 1930. Vogue magazine.
George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian, 1900-1968) :: Serge Lifar; Vogue ; Paris (1930) Heritage Auctions
George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian, 1900-1968) :: Serge Lifar, 1930. Vogue magazine.

Hagemeyer by Hagemeyer

Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Johan Hagemeyer] [glass negative, retouched] undated but the item belongs to Early Works folder (circa 1908-1915). | src OAC · Calisphere
Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Johan Hagemeyer] [negative] selfportrait [reading] | src OAC · Calisphere
Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Johan Hagemeyer reading in forest.] [negative] selfportrait | src OAC
Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Johan Hagemeyer reading] [negative] selfportrait | src OAC
Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Johan Hagemeyer reading in chair.] [negative] Selfportrait | src OAC
Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: Johan Hagemeyer. Nitrate negative. Selfportrait. | src OAC · Calisphere

Potted Plants 1910s – 1940s (?)

Karl Struss (1886-1981) :: Three Potted Plants in Window [Chrysanthemums], Willard White NYC, 1911. Platinum print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Johan Hagemeyer :: Rex begonia in window of Carmel house. [photographic print] | src OAC · Calisphere
Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Plant.] [negative], n.d. | src OAC · Calisphere
Johan Hagemeyer :: [Plants. Unidentified interior] [negative] | src OAC · Calisphere

Hagemeyer’s flowers (II)

Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Flowers] [negative]; n.d. | src OAC · Callisphere
Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Flowers] [negative]; n.d. | src OAC · Callisphere
Johan Hagemeyer (1884-1962) :: [Flowers] [negative]; n.d. | src OAC · Callisphere

The Botanist, vol. 4, 1840

Protea Cynaroides. Artichoke-like flowered Protea. From: The Botanist, vol. 4, 1840.
Rhododendron Caucasico-Arboreum ~ Shewy Hybrid Rhododendron
The Botanist; containing accurately coloured figures of tender and hardy ornamental plants; with descriptions, scientific and popular; intended to convey both moral and intellectual gratification. Vol. 4, 1840. | src internet archive

Hagemeyer’s flowers (undated)

Johan Hagemeyer :: [Flower] [negative] [Sugarbush?], n.d. Copyright Owner: The Bancroft Library | src OAC
Johan Hagemeyer :: [Flowers] [negative] [Protea?], n.d. Copyright Owner: The Bancroft Library | src OAC
Johan Hagemeyer :: [Flowers] [negative], n.d. Copyright Owner: The Bancroft Library | src OAC · Callisphere