Red poppies against blue wall

Papavers tegen blauw bespannen wand, ca. 1910 by Jan Zeegers. Collectie Jan Zeegers. [detail]
Jan Zeegers :: Groene vaas met papavers tegen blauw bespannen wand | Green vase with poppies against a wall covered in blue fabric, ca. 1910. Autochrome. | src Stadsarchief Amsterdam
Jan Zeegers :: Groene vaas met papavers tegen blauw bespannen wand | Green vase with poppies against a wall covered in blue fabric, ca. 1910. Autochrome. | src Stadsarchief Amsterdam

Still-lifes by Walrond 1910s

Robert Walrond :: Gaillardias, 1918. Colour photograph from autochrome plate. | src Te Papa · Museum of New Zealand
Robert Walrond :: Gaillardias, 1918. Colour photograph from autochrome plate. | src Te Papa · Museum of New Zealand
Robert Walrond :: Gaillardias, 1918. Colour photograph from autochrome plate. | src Te Papa · Museum of New Zealand
Robert Walrond :: Autumn, 1915. Colour photograph from autochrome plate. | src Te Papa · Museum of New Zealand
Robert Walrond :: Autumn roses, 1915. Colour photograph from autochrome plate. | src Te Papa · Museum of New Zealand

Cyanotypes of vs. flowers

Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of a Christmas Rose (Hellebore). From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of a Christmas Rose (Hellebore). From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype print of Anemones. From Still Life (Flora). | src Hobley website
Rosalind Hobley :: Anemone IV, 2021. Cyanotype print. From Still life (Flora). | src R. Hobley on IG
Rosalind Hobley :: Cyanotype of yellow poppy in a jug with 2 Abraham Darby roses. | src R. Hobley on IG

Calla Lilies by Corpron, 1940s

Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: Solarized Calla Lilies, 1948. Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of the artist; P1986.43.4
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: Solarized Calla Lilies, 1948. Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: Calla Lily with Lace, 1940s. Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Gift of the artist; P1986.43.3
Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) :: Calla Lily with Lace, 1940s. Gelatin silver print. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art

In a Blue Moon, 1939 (Nell Dorr)

“It’s only once in a blue moon that days like these can happen but, when they do, they add a new dimension to the years that follow.” – Opening text of In a blue moon by Nell Dorr.

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.  In a Blue Moon, a small hardcover made up of many of the same images from Mangroves (*) but printed in photogravure.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.

In a Blue Moon, a small hardcover made up of many of the same images from Mangroves (*) but printed in photogravure. Lettering by George A. DuBerg.
(*) Mangroves, a softbound portfolio of her photographs was self-published in a limited edition, under her first married name, Nell Koons. It comprises two of her poems and fifteen tipped-in halftones of flowers and nude girls and women, often perched in trees.

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: Florida Keys, 1928. # 9 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: Florida Keys, 1928. # 9 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: from “In a Blue Moon”, published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: The Secret Pool, 1928. # 18 also # 58, From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ~ Nell Koons :: The Secret Pool, 1928. # 18 also # 58, From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum

In a blue moon combines dream-like images of nude women with close-up and abstracted images of flowers. The narrative of this photo-novella is the transition into adulthood.  The effect of this book is that something that has so much potential to be lame – pictures of girls, pictures of flowers, girls and flowers and girls with flowers in their hair – actually comes across as being quite profound and unashamedly beautiful.  Nell Dorr photographed with a Rollei camera only ever using available natural light.  The simplicity of her approach did not necessarily mean simplicity in the results that she achieved. Her imagery is filled with amazing abstract constructions and her portraits have an almost primal quality.  Her photographs are the autobiographical work of a strong and sensitive woman who created an internal place where beauty and truth could still flourish. [quoted from an article by Matthew Carson (Head Librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography) on Monsters & Madonnas]

Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr (1893-1988) :: Flower Laden, 1928. Gelatin silver print. # 7 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr (1893-1988) :: Vine Leaves; 1928. Gelatin silver print. # 8 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr - Nell Koons :: from "In a Blue Moon", published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939.
Nell Dorr :: Flower Laden, 1928-29. Gelatin silver print. # 7 From The Blue Moon. Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1927-29. # 36 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1927-29. # 36 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1923, printed after 1923. # 28 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Sea Grape Tree, 1923, printed after 1923. # 28 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Coco Loba Tree, ca. 1923-1929. # 44 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: The Coco Loba Tree, ca. 1923-1929. # 44 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ::  Harp of the Wind, 1929. # 38 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: Harp of the Wind, 1929. # 38 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr ::  Wonder, 1928. # 75 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: Wonder, 1928. # 75 From In a Blue Moon, published 1939. Amon Carter Museum
Nell Dorr :: [Negative image of ‘Matin’], 1929. Amon Carter Museum
In a Blue Moon published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in 1939. [1st edition]; Nell Dorr; lettering by George A. DuBerg.

content sources:

ICP · International Center of Photography

Monsters & Madonnas (ICP blog)

Amon Carter museum of American art

Harvard University & Yale University Library

Some Dugdale still-lifes

John Dugdale :: Figs and Pomegranates, 1997, cyanotype. | src Holden Luntz Gallery
John Dugdale :: Still Lifes (clockwise): Wonder Stings Me More than the Bee, ca. 1999 / Lone Tulip, ca. 2000 / A Certain Slant of Light, ca. 1999 / Offering, ca. 1999. Cyanotypes. | src John Dugdale Studio