“Woman with Bird in Her Hair”
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Vincent van Gogh, Landscape with Bridge across the Oise (1890), crayon, watercolour, and gouache on rose Ingres paper, 62.9 x 47.3 cm. Collection of Tate Gallery, UK. Via Tate.
Scientists Rank World’s Most ‘Evolutionarily Distinct’ Birds
“Is a bird more worth saving from extinction if it is evolutionarily unique, as well as physically rare? That’s one challenging question raised by newly published research that factors together the distinct evolutionary history of the world’s bird species, with how healthy their population numbers and prospects for survival are in the present.”
Jean-François Millet, The Sower (c.1865), pastel and crayon or pastel on cream buff paper, 53.5 x 43.5 cm. Collection of Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA. Via Wikimedia Commons.
Rare photo of an 8 year-old Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan. Taken in 1888, it is possibly the first photo of the two together. It was lost for 120 years, only rediscovered in March 2008
The image, released by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, was taken 120 years ago and shows an eight-year-old Keller holding the hand of Anne Sullivan, whose legacy is almost as important. She was the teacher who first taught Keller how to understand and articulate language. More important still for Keller scholars, the black and white photograph shows her holding in another hand a doll. The word “doll” was the first Keller ever spoke - the fruit of her lessons from Ms Sullivan, whose technique included spelling out words on the palm of the little girl’s hand.
The picture, apparently taken at Cape Cod in July 1888, was found in an album by Thaxter Spencer, 87, whose mother was a childhood friend of Keller. Mr Spencer donated the album and other items including diaries and letters to the genealogical society last June (2007). However, the group did not notice the particular photograph until now (March 2008).
'Picture of Helen Keller as a child revealed after 120 years'- The Independent (Mar 7, 2008)
Anne Morrow Lindbegh, 1933. Mrs. Lindbergh, famous through her marriage to Charles Lindbergh, had her own career as a pilot. In 1931 and 1933, she and Mr. Lindbergh embarked on two lengthy trips in a Lockheed Sirius to explore possible overseas airline routes. Mrs. Lindbergh served as copilot and radio operator on these flights. She is pictured here in their Lockheed Sirius.
Nikolay Dubovskoy - Rural Landscape. Young Spruce (1907)
Charles Sprague Pearce
“Le retour du troupeau”
ときめき (by shin’s eyes)
by Martina Fagan
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Roman garden painting, detail, first century A.D.
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