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.

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ICP · International Center of Photography

Monsters & Madonnas

Amon Carter museum of American art

Harvard University

Yale University Library

Warburg by Warburg, ca. 1910

John Cimon Warburg :: Wild Flowers, ca. 1910. Autochrome. Photograph of Joan, the photographer's daughter, shown three-quarter length, standing in front of red wall paper. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: Wild Flowers, ca. 1910. Autochrome. Photograph of Joan, the photographer’s daughter, shown three-quarter length, standing in front of red wall paper. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: Marsh Marigolds, ca. 1910. Autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: Marsh Marigolds, ca. 1910. Autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘The Sunny Doorway’, ca. 1909, autochrome. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: 'Peggy by the Orange Tree', Autochrome, 1909. Photograph of a full length portrait of Warburg's daughter Peggy standing beside an orange tree. She wears a white dress and holds a white hat in her hand. She holds onto the orange tree with her other hand. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘Peggy by the Orange Tree’, Autochrome, 1909. Photograph of a full length portrait of Warburg’s daughter Peggy standing beside an orange tree. She wears a white dress and holds a white hat in her hand. She holds onto the orange tree with her other hand. | src V&A Museum
John Cimon Warburg :: ‘Joan in Red Riding Hood Cape with Basket’, autochrome, 6 November 1907. | src V&A Museum
Photograph of a near full length potrait of Warburg’s daughter Joan dressed in a Red Riding Hood cape. She stands beside a bush of white daisies. Warburg has annotated the plate with details regarding how the photograph was made.

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

The Fifty faces of Juliet

Man Ray :: The Fifty faces of Juliet, 1941-1954. | src WO | MAN RAY. Le seduzioni della fotografia
Man Ray :: The Fifty faces of Juliet, 1941-1954. | src WO | MAN RAY. Le seduzioni della fotografia
Man Ray :: The Fifty faces of Juliet, 1941-1954. | src WO | MAN RAY. Le seduzioni della fotografia
Man Ray :: The Fifty faces of Juliet, 1941-1954. | src WO | MAN RAY. Le seduzioni della fotografia
Man Ray :: The Fifty faces of Juliet, 1941-1954. | src WO | MAN RAY. Le seduzioni della fotografia
Man Ray :: Juliet Browner, vers 1945. Négatif au gélatino bromure d’argent sur support souple. | src Centre Pompidou
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky) :: Juliet, vers 1950. Négatif gélatino-argentique sur support souple. | src Centre Pompidou

Pelargonien · Geraniums

Heinrich Kühn :: Stillleben mit Pelargonien (Still life with geraniums), 1907. Autochrome. | src ÖNB
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Pelargonia, Torekov, 1922 | src Moderna Museet
Gustaf Wernersson Cronquist (Sverige, 1878 – 1967) :: Titel saknas, 1938. Autokrom. | src Moderna Museet

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

Mapplethorpe’s still-lifes

Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Orchids). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Gypsophila). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Araceae). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Tulips). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Lilies). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Brodiaea). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984. Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Lily). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Roses). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe :: Untitled, from the series: Flowers, 1983 – 1984 (Tulip). Photogravure on handmade paper. | src Städel Museum