In a Blue Moon, 1939 (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.

“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.
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 :: 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 :: 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 source:

ICP · International Center of Photography

Monsters & Madonnas

Amon Carter museum of American art

Harvard University

Yale University Library

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

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

Roses by Clara Sipprell, 1920s

Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Rose in glass bottle], ca. 1922. Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Rose and figurines], ca. 1922. Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: [Rose and figurines], ca. 1922. Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Phyllis’s Roses, 1925. Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Callas and Lilies by Clara Sipprell

Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Auratum Lilies, 1950. Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Auratum Lilies, 1950. Gelatin silver print. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Calla Lilies, ca. 1925. Gelatin silver print on tissue. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Calla Lilies, ca. 1925, printed ca. 1926. | src Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Two Petunias or Hollyhocks

Clara Sipprell (1885-1975); [Two petunias]; ca. 1930’s; Gelatin silver print on tissue; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase through gift of The Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.; P1984.1.660
Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Two Petunias, 1930s. Gelatin silver print on tissue. | src Amon Carter Museum
Clara E. Sipprell (1885-1975) :: Untitled [two hollyhock blossoms resting on a platter], undated. | src Burchfield Penney Art Center

Gustaf W. Cronquist’s Roses

Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Cheerful, Torekov, 1925. Autokrom.
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, 1922. Autokrom.
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1920. Autokrom.
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1925. Autokrom.
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1920. Autokrom.
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1925. Autokrom.
source of all six autochromes above :: Moderna Museet
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1925 (top). Autokrom.
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, 1922 (middle). Autokrom.
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, ca. 1920 (bottom). Autokrom.
src of all three autochromes :: Moderna Museet